Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Celebrate Autumn RRC #115

Celebrate Autumn

Autumn Leaves is a wonderful challenge at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges for this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere.  Here in Central Oregon we don’t always get leaves changing color as the weather can be a bit erratic and change swiftly.  But this year is an exception and we have wonderful fall colors all around us. 
In the bright sunlight the leaves really shimmer!
The perfect solution to represent Autumn leaves is a shaker card.  This was made simple by the use of Impression Obession’s Shake It circle.  The leaves die cut from a variety of Quickutz leaf dies.  The paper is spritzed on both sides with Tsukineko Fireworks in Dandelion, Lady Bug, and Tangelo.  The circle from Spellbinders Standard Circles Small is die cut through both layers of the frame, which are two colors from the Coordinations Distress Collection.   The top card stock is pressure embossed with Cuttlebug Polka Dots and then distressed with a sanding block to bring out the texture.  The Classic Scalloped Circles Small is a great mat for the circle and the stamped sentiments.   After it is die cut it is pressure embossed using the tan embossing mat.  The edges are sanded to distress the scalloped circle just a bit.   

The shaker portion is raised from the front surface of the card.
The stamp the sentiment I used Technique Tuesday’s Borderline: Same Time Next Year set.   What is wonderful about the clear stamps is that they can be gently bent into shape to stamp a circular border.  Once they are in the correct shape on the acrylic block it is easy to stamp a border around the scalloped circle and inside the shaker area on the base card stock.  I drew a light pencil line on the base Kraft card stock before I stamped the images.  Both images are stamped in Tsukineko StazOn Saddle Brown. (Mostly because that is what was sitting on my desk at the time!)  The inside sentiment was stamped four times, and the outside almost three, with a portion masked off to not over stamp.

Once the stamping was complete I placed the small die cut leaves inside the Shake It circle and adhered it into place.  (They came with adhesive already in place, how great is that?)  The successive layers were adhered into place with the larger leaves adding to the frame around the scalloped circle.

Thanks for stopping by and come and join the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges and create an Autumn Leaves project and share it with us. 

Selected as Top Three!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Ike’s World Challenge Blot #48 Autumn Colors
Typically color, but for this card monochrome shines through!


  1. Your card is so gorgeous, dearie!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  2. The monotone is perfect for this lovely card. Love the flashes of gold. Thanks for joining us at AYLI Chllenge. Brenda

  3. Fantastic shaker card .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  4. Simply gorgeous I love the background and the colors are perfect! Thanks for joining the Craftin Desert Divas Photo Inspiration Linky Party DT Jessica

  5. Beautiful shaker card. Love the color combo. Thanks for joining the Crafty Addicts challenge.

  6. Beautiful and pretty card. Love the combination of colours and pretty design! Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge challenge.Neva

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 107 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  8. This shows a great talent, shaker cards are not easy and you have mastered it. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  9. Awesome card! Love the mix of autumn colors and shaker design. Thank you for sharing at Ike's World Challenge blog!

  10. Wonderful work here! Love tat you did a shaker! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

  11. Wow! You're right! Your shaker card is perfect for your falling leaves card. I love your stamping technique. The various colors on the leaves give a realistic look to them. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  12. Leaves- perfect for a shaker card! Beautifully done, Neva. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Challenge!

  13. I love the falling leaves shaker card...what a fun idea! I love all of the details of your card! Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  14. WoW - that is lovely and such a wonderful idea to make the shaker card :-D
    Thank you for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES and good luck in the voting :-)

    IKE x

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  15. Love the shaker card and the colouring. Thanks for joining ike's world challenges
    Lynne DT x

  16. Hi, Love this gorgeous project !! All the embellishments are perfect as well. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts Good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

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  17. This is a super idea - love the connection with the leaves falling...Thanks for sharing with Ike's World Challenges!

  18. The is so pretty and creative. Fallen leaves are so perfect for your shaker! Thanks for playing at HSS!

  19. Great shaker card! The touches of gold really add to the card. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

  20. Waw this looks really lovely, gorgeous project! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  21. What a beautiful shaker card! Thank you so much for joining our Photo Inspriation Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas!
    DT Tina


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