Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall Surprise Card

Hello there friends! I'm sorry for the lack of posting of late. Life just keeps getting busier; no complaints other than it cuts into my blogging time. I'm staying super busy crafting but just don't get the projects shared out here.

Today I have a fun card to share. I took a 'surprise me' card class this week with my SU demonstrator and had a blast. I altered one of the cards to meet a few other challenges and because I needed something for my All That Stickles Pile Up post. I'm a glitter girl and Stickles are my go to for easy sparkle.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
My Creation
 The image is embossed with clear powder and then received a bit of Stickles. Since I was using SU standard ink, the embossing step keeps the ink from running when I add on the Stickles.

Are you ready for the surprise portion of the card?

Surprise! There's a cheery scarecrow and boy to cheer you! I colored the image in Copics and added copious amounts of Stickles.
 The card base was cut using the SU Pop n' Cuts die. Before assembling the scene, I stamped some extra trees for background.
 I cut fringe with some scraps of cardstock and added them around the image to imitate straw. Of course I had to add Distressed Scattered Straw Stickles to the fringe after I'd crumbled it a bit.
Here you can see the Stickles detail. I only used Distressed Stickles on the card so it's more of a texture than bling addition.

Ins and Outs ~ Fall Surprise Card
Stamps: Fall Scarecrow (Bugaboo); Lovely As a Tree (Stampin Up)
Paper: Stampin Up (Natural Ivory, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Natural Composition DSP)
Ink: Laser Printer; Stampin Up (Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar); Copics: (B34, 37; G21, 24, 28; R27, 29; YR18; C5; E00, 27, 29, 35, 37, 39, 41; Y21, 32)
Accessories: Stampin Up (Linen Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Label Pop n’ Cuts); Distressed Stickles (Antique Bronze, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Brushed Pewter, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Rock Candy, Vintage Photo); Sepia Accents


  1. Great card! Love the "Surprise inside!" Thank you for participating with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Good Luck! - Sandy

  2. Gorgeous card Cat, I love the tree stamp and the scarecrows were definately a surprise.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  3. Lovely card, the scarecrows are fab & i really wasn't expecting them to pop out. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week x


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