Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A Place To Start - October Challenge - Use Red, Yellow, and Green - The Colors of Fall

Hello, Crafty Makers! 

I love creating fall-themed cards!  The challenge at A Place To Start is "Use Red, Yellow, and Green."  

I was delighted with how well my homemade stamps worked.  I have a number of dies with no matching stamps.  This will allow me to play around with them and find new ways to create images.

I created this banner over a year ago.  I added a bit more Distress Ink to bring out the detail and added my foiled sentiment.

This is one of the rare times that I added a sentiment to the interior of my project.  One of my self-challenges for 2021 will be to add sentiments inside all my cards. 

This is how I created my Background

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 I used my Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Bigz Dies and craft foam to create my own stamps.  The stamps then adhered to acrylic blocks using an AdTech removable glue runner.

The stamps can be used multiple times! 
I stamped the leaves in a very random manner.  To create more depth, I would stamp a leaf in a dark color and then stamp over it in a lighter color or vise versa. There were white spaces between the leaves in some areas.  I colored those areas in with contrasting inks.  I used a water brush to apply the colors to avoid hard edges.  Inks: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Picked Raspberry.  Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110# CS.  The Craft Foam is from Darice!
I used a small stencil and distress ink to create the design on my banner.  The sentiment was foiled using my Go Press and Foil machine.  I wanted to keep the sentiment simple since the background is the focal element in this design!

Give the foam stamps technique a try!  
This is a fun way to extend your stash without spending your cash!
Thanks for the visit!

Chana Malkah


  1. Hi Chana, I so love the colours on this card and what a great way to use the die too. Have a lovely creative week. Hugs, Angela xXx

  2. Thank you for sharing your techniques...will give them a try! Beautiful card!

  3. Wow. This is so gorgeous. Beautiful fall colours. Hugs, Teresa

  4. Stunning colours Chana, a beautiful card. Love you made your own stamps and beauties they are too. Good to see an insert also.
    Faith x

  5. Beautiful card, love the way you created the background.

  6. Wow! So pretty! Fall colors just make me happy... love the foiled sentiment, as well. I haven’t gotten a foiling machine yet, maybe someday... beautifully done!!!

  7. That background is awesome with those leaves, thanks for sharing another way of using dies. María, xx


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