Monday, September 29, 2014

Stencilled Fall Cards

I found the sweetest Heidi Swapp mini stencils at Michaels recently, so of course I had to incorporate them into some fall cards I made!  Growing up on the East Coast of Canada, fall leaves were something we enjoyed through November even. However, here in Alberta we get a couple of cold nights in September and the leaves are turning and will have fallen off the trees within a couple weeks! I need to do some fall cards just to remember what they look like, lol. 

The theme of the card was Fall and using up your stash in one of the Facebook groups, Connected Inspirations, that I belong to. Be sure to check it out if you're looking for inspiration!!

I used some Tim Holtz mini blueprint stamps that I've had for quite some time, and have used quite a lot.  I white heat embossed the stamp on black cardstock and then lightly coloured them in with coloured pencils.

I sponged over the Heidi Swapp stencils with Distress Inks in orange and red and then 'stitched' around it with black marker.

The background papers are an old 6x6 pad from Jillibean Soup - I really love their papers :) I smooshed Distress Inks on my craftsheet and spritzed them with water to colour my seam binding ribbon.

I love stencilling over patterned paper! Such a cool effect!


Thanks for joining me today! I hope you have a wonderful week, and if you have fall colours in your neighborhood I hope you enjoy them :)


Simon Says Monday Challenge - Finish with a stamp

DL Art - Thankful Thursday Linky Challenge for September

613 Avenue Create #91- AG

Crafting From The Heart #38- AG

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper September Challenge 

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday (09/27/14)


  1. Wow! The gorgeous colors of this card caught my eye right away! Love the stamping, stenciling and layering you've done on this gorgeous card! Thanks for leaving this on our doorstep at 613 Avenue Create!

  2. Beautiful paper. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Great colors! Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

  4. Another gorgeous piece!!! You have quite the knack for color and balance :)