Monday, September 10, 2012

The Kraft Journal 87 - Autumn Colors

Hi there!

Woohoo! This card was selected as DeNami Designs Top Three on 9/25/12!

(This is my second post of the day for my Shabby Tea Room Guest Design Post you can click here! :-))))

The Kraft Journal is having an Autumn Color challenge, I thought this challenge was the perfect time to get a head start on Thanksgiving Cards! J  
I started this card by using Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock cutting a piece of fluted corrugated kraft cardstock which has been painted with white acrylic paint then adding to the Lunch Bag Kraft card base. Next I  die-cut a piece of pumpkin orange cardstock using my lacy oval nestability to frame the beautiful fall print patterned paper which was cut using a standard oval nestability to serve as the focal point for the golden leaves and paper pieced  small brushed pumpkin from DeNami Designs.  

Using Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock, I  hand-cut a banner for the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment also from DeNami Designs.

For a finishing touch, I embellished the card with buttons, a brown gingham ribbon and twine bow. 

I hope you will play along with our Autumn Colors challenge this week at The Kraft Journal.  All those that participate in our challenges for the month have a chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate from The Kraft Outlet....and you also get a chance to be considered for The Feature Me Friday artist post on The Kraft Journal blog! 

I am also entering this into The DeNami Theme challenge - Anything Goes, and Inspired By: Textured Dish Towels.
Thanks for visiting me! Have a fantastic week! 
~Tammy~

19 comments:

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Oh wow!! I spotted this on my way to the material girl card and did a double take!! Love the corrugated cardboard and cluster of autumn! Super!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful autumnal colors!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so pretty- the colors are just great and i love the different textures! great job

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the colors, the textures and LOVING that pumpkin!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Tammy -- I love this card! The  fluted corrugated kraft cardstock and the way you distressed it, the buttons, the way you framed your focal piece, all of it! And I love that we can finally look toward fall! :)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog -- I've been enjoying a lovely stroll through yours, too! Your work is stunning!

sandi said...

Oh wow! What an awesome card for the Fall....perfect mix and colors!

Annette said...

wow this is so awesome...love the background...such an amazing Fall card...love it

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the colours.xxx

Bernie said...

This is gorgeous, Tammy. Love everything about it but the corrugated cardboard makes a spectacular background.
Hugs
Bernie

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Tammy!! The painted corrugated cardboard is a perfect background!! I love the embellishments you used!! Fabulous as always my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Charlene said...

Bee-u-tiful Autumn album!!! I love the colors and the corrugated cardboard all painted up!!

Audrey Pettit said...

I absolutely love this! The corrugated cardboard looks amazing!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, yes, bring on the Autumn! This card symbolizes it perfectly.

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS colors and textures!

Beth Moore said...

Your use of the corrugated cardstock adds the perfect backdrop to your gorgeous fall inspired card...love it!!

Deb said...

Beautiful focal point! I love the corrugated cardstock! Thanks for joining the DeNami Design Challenge!

Deanna Jean said...

Tammy, these colors are so pretty. I love all the patterns and textures you used.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Tammy!! This is SO beautiful! I just looooooooooooove all the great textures you gave this gorgeous card. That fabulous DeNami pumpkin and terrific DeNami Thanksgiving sentiment were perfect choices for this card. Thanks for playing along!!

Barb said...

gorgeous card Tammy. I love how you layer with texture and pattern, something I struggle with! Absolutely love the inked corrugated cardboard too :)