Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall Cards Featuring Family Stories

Hello!  Today I have a trio of cards for you using the beautiful Family Stories line!  Since fall is in the air, I thought I'd use the season as my theme.  My first card features those great sequins:

I love the Family Stories sequins!  The colors are so pretty but not fallish in any way.  To create a fall look, I used a leaf diecut in the center of the pretty woodgrain patterned paper (Noted).  Next, I created a pocket using vellum and filled it with the sequins as well as some smaller diecut leaves.  I adhered it to the back of the patterned paper and wrapped some hemp cord around it.  I adhered the focal panel to my card front using foam adhesive.  To complete the look,  I stamped the sentiment onto a pink cardstock cardstock strip.  I added it to the cardfront along with some of the glittered aqua border.  To finish off the look, I added an orange button (Decorative Brads) with a bow over the hemp cord.

The vellum diffuses the colors a little but you can still see those sequins sparkle!

For my next card, I started with a brown card base and my favorite stamp from the Family Stories stamp set:

I stamped a row of the large flower onto the card front using Versamark ink.  Next, I splattered the card front with a little brown mist.  I diecut a tag out of the woodgrain paper (Noted) and stamped my sentiment on it.  Next, I diecut the leaves using rust colored cardstock and the aqua patterned paper (Notecards). I added them to my tag popping up the aqua leaf.  I added a few of the pink epoxy dots and a bit of navy twine as well.  After my tag was done and my mist was dry, I put it all together:

I added the ribbon first, attaching it with mini staples.  Next I added a bit of aqua decorative tape (Memorabilia) and a pink striped banner from the Family Stories Diecut sheet.  I added the tag last, using foam adhesive to pop it up.

I have one more card for you!  It's a fun and simple banner card:

I love the look of banners at the top of a card!  For this one, I started with a navy card base and added a panel of the woodgrain patterned paper (Noted).  I stamped my sentiment along the bottom with black ink.  Then I started on the banner!  The banner flags and anchor tag are from the Family Stories Diecut Sheet.  I punched them out and added them along the top of my card using foam adhesive dots.  I diecut a leaf from brown cardstock and added it as well.  Next, I added some embellishments- those fun orange epoxy dots and a pretty decorative brad with a bow tied behind it.  I finished off the look by adding a length of linen thread over the top, threading it through my tags.  I attached it with just a little bit of white glue on the outside corners.

I am loving the look Family Stories gives to a fall theme!  The colors are non traditional but still so pretty for the season.  I can't wait to use this combination again!

Supplies Used:

Teresa Collins Designs: Family Stories Designer Papers, Family Stories Sequins, Family Stories Die Cut Accessories, Family Stories Stamp set, Family Stories Die-cut Borders, Family Stories Epoxy Dots, Family Stories Decorative Brads, Memorabilia Decorative Tape
Other: Cardstock by Bazzill, Stampin' Up!; Twine by DMC, The Twinery; Tiny Attacher and staples by Ranger; Denim ribbon and linen thread by Stampin' Up!; Sentiment stamps, leaf and tag diecuts by Lawn Fawn

Thanks for joining me today!


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