TCM: Autumn Blog Hop

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Welcome to The Craft's Meow's Autumn Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Jessica Fick's Blog, but if you didn't or want to start at the beginning, a complete list of hop participants can be found on the TCM Store Blog.  I've tapped into a couple of goodies from our latest release, as well as an oldie but a goodie, to bring you this fall creation.  Enjoy!
I started this card by stamping a piece of Oatmeal cardstock, in Daffodil Delight and Pool Party inks, with the plaid pattern.  Y'all, I cannot seem to put this set down ;)!  I then pieced a couple of coordinating, patterned papers above; framed it with a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock; machine stitched, with gold-threaded, zig-zag, machine stitches, around its edges and between its patterned paper connections; stamped its center, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the frame image; and adhered the prepped piece, with foam tape, to the Kraft, cardstock, card face.  I then die cut the candle and its votive from both Chocolate Chip cardstock and vellum, adhered them in the center of the stamped frame, and grounded them with a fall bouquet of stamped leaves.
The leaf outlines were stamped, in Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, and Daffodil Delight inks, on Oatmeal cardstock.  Their centers were then filled in with the same stamped-off inks as above, just for a softer shade, before they were hand cut out and adhered, some with foam tape, in their respective positions.  Die-cut, from Pool Party cardstock, branches, which were also glittered, were then weaved in amongst the leaves; and the whole thing was grounded with a stamped, in Soft Suede ink, on Oatmeal cardstock, banner, which was filled in with the stamped, in Chocolate Chip ink, "so grateful" sentiment and hand cut out.  A little, hemp twine bow completes the look.
Now, off you go to Karen Baker's Blog to continue your hop.  Commenting, by 8 pm PST, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, on each of the blog hop posts, makes you eligible to win a $15 gift certificate to the TCM Store.  You are not required to leave a comment on each blog, but your chances of winning do increase.  So, be sure to leave lots of love along the way.  Thanks ever so much for stopping by!  Have a super blessed work week, y'all!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Rustic Greetings, Speaking of Fall, & Sweet Memories (TCM) Paper: Kraft & Oatmeal (Wplus9); Chocolate Chip & Pool Party (SU); brown/yellow designer (My Mind's Eye); yellow text (JBS); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Pool Party, & Daffodil Delight (SU) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Under the Mistletoe & Merry & Bright dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Dazzling Diamonds (SU)

35 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

wowza, Jinny! the foliage is lovely and the pops of aqua are fabulous!

Astrid Maclean said...

Very pretty and such beautiful layering! Wonderful make!

Lynn said...

The touch of aqua in the colors is so cool Jinny!

frommycraftroom said...

The touch of aqua is unexpected but looks great with the other colours, TFS.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors and loving those leaves!!!!

Leslie Germain said...

Beautiful card. Love the fall colors and the stamped images are gorgeous, Jinny. Love your work.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful fall colors, but love how bright they are and that blue sprinkled throughout. So lovely.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Jinny. Love the gorgoeus colors and patterns in the background. The foilage is lovely around the 'candle'. Wonderful design.

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous.. I love how you added the turquoise color.. awesome card Jinny...

Linda R said...

What a fabulous card. It definitely is a perfect card for fall. I love it.

Hugs~

Diane said...

Very pretty fall card...great votive and candle...unique!!

Pam W Merwin said...

What gorgeous colors you used for your leaves around the sweet candle and candle holder! Your background papers are beautiful :)

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful card ... I love the candle and votive ... why didn't I think of that?

alexandra s.m. said...

Hi there Jinny!
YOur card is gorgeous and to me that little bit of aqua makes all the fall like colors just Pop! Bravo!!

Emily H said...

Very lovely card Jinny!

Anya said...

I love your cards Jinny! Might need to scraplift this one :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the leaves around the candle. Fabulous card. TFS

Sue D said...

Beautiful! Love the plaid and the vellum candle votive.

lindaplus3 said...

Beautiful job... love the colors you chose for your leaves :)

Indy said...

What a lovely autumn card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your vellum lantern Jinny, you always create such beauties!

Lisa said...

Oh Jinny this is simply delightful! The vellum was a brilliant idea to use as the hurricane with your candle. And I love the touches of pool part you added!

Lagene said...

What a pretty candle centerpiece card!

yyam said...

Oh wow. This is gorgeous! LOVE the stamped leaves!

marg0006 said...

Great layering of the leaves.

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Karen Letchworth said...

What an amazing card. I'm so blessed to hop along for the chance to win some amazing TCM stamps. Your samples (all the DT) have been just amazing, and I thank you for taking part in this fun hop.
Karen L

Sande said...

Very pretty card and I love the stamp set.

Ashley Horton said...

Love how you created the look of the candle Jinny, and added the pretty layered leaves at the base!

Jennie said...

Such a pretty card with lovely extra details of stitching and dimension.

Carmen M. said...

I love the candle look that you gave your card! Beautiful.

Emily said...

What a fun color combination.

Lillian Child said...

Love the hurricane lamp! And congrats on your baby boy news! How exciting for your!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a beautiful card and great use of vellum.

Jeanne J said...

Oh that pop of blue just calls to me! Drroolllling here!

Tracy said...

I don't blame you for wanting to keep using that plaid stamp. It looks amazing but how can it not when the stamping expert is using it. :-)