Sunday, November 4, 2007

Happy November


I love November, so happy it has arrived. It means the beginning of the holiday season to me. I'm ready to start thinking about Christmas shopping, card making, cookie baking, and all that good stuff. Not ready to do it yet, but thinking about it makes me smile.

This fun card was made for a Stamp Shack challenge. Jan challenged us to use direct to paper with our ink pads to make a background. She recommends starting with the lightest color in the middle, then use the next lightest in 3 places in a triangular fashion around the middle color. Lastly pick a smaller inkpad and fill in the empty spots. I did a few cards for this, but this one is my favorite. Thanks for a fun technique, Jan.

About those Fiskateers I mentioned yesterday. Fiskars has a wonderful setup for crafters that is celebrating it's one year anniversary this weekend. There are crafty women from all over the world who are Fiskateers. If you love Fiskars products, you can request to become a Fiskateer. I joined in about 8 months ago when I met Cheryl, one of the lead Fiskateers, at an event at the local scrap store. I think Fiskar scissors are amazing, and that's why I joined. Most of the ladies in the group are scrapbookers, but there are stampers and seamstresses as well. There is a message board, gallery, challenges, monthly swaps, and some prizes along the way. I've found it to be a fun group with no drama, which is a big deal to me.

10 comments:

Kim H. said...

I love this card! It is so fun! I agree with you on the Fiskateers stuff it is a great place and I love the scissors!

Lesa said...

Lovely card. Love that big fat burgundy leaf on top of the grand BG. Nice technique.

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful and the perfect choice for the direct to paper background technique. BEAUTIFUL!

Jennifer said...

Oooo weee...I gotta check it out. You know me and scissors and sewing and stamping and.....

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

So pretty i just love fall colors!

OldBagNewTricks said...

I like the geometric look of this -- very bold. Makes me want to clear the deck and play with some new toys... as soon as my real work is done, of which there is much -- drat.

Jenny

My Paper World said...

Beautiful card, I love the autumn colours!

scrappermimi said...

What a pretty card, the fall colors are wonderful!

Beth said...

Such a pretty, pretty card. I haven't visited Jan's new post for this month; time is tight lately. This card of yours is sending me over.

Rein said...

This is a pretty card.