Saturday, 21 September 2013

Autumn Thanks

Hi, I haven't really done a lot of stamping directly onto a card lately. I usually fussy cut images and pop them up on foam dots. There are a couple of challenges I wanted to enter though where this was required.

At Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, the theme is to stamp on anything but plain paper.

At Inspired By Stamping Woohoo Wednesday Tutorial, the theme is Fall or Autumn. Joanna's tutorial included stamping on patterned paper with great results.

At Flutterby Wednesdays the theme is Anything Goes as long as you have a butterfly or fairy on your project.

I used a piece of 12 x 12 dp by Basic Grey called Lucille. I actually bought it because I liked the pattern on the other side!!
 I stamped Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue seedhead and stem over part of the paper that had lines going this way anyway. The butterly is Hero Arts Antique Engravings. The sentiment is Annabelles Stamps Standing Tall. I masked over part of the sentiment as I just wanted the word Thanks. I love the script on this set.

I used Versafine sepia ink and coloured the butterfly and some of the leaves with Prismacolor pencils.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme is to celebrate Stamptember by using a product that is available  from the Simon Says Stamp online store. I purchased my Antique Engravings stamp set and my Prismacolor pencils from SSS a year or so ago.

Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Hi Cathy. Beautiful card. Love that you stamped onto designer paper ... it's a great technique. I know what you mean about not stamping much lately. I get carried away with my dies and lots of my cards lately only have a sentiment stamped. Need to get back to stamping more too! :) Loll xx

  2. simply stunning - wonderful xx

  3. What a beautiful card!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  4. Wow, Cathy, this is stunning ... it seems there's so much texture and depth here, even though it's stamped directly to DP ... the colouring's awesome! Anita :)

  5. Simply wonderful stamping over that beautiful paper. This brings to mind the gentle breeze of autumn blowing the grass seed heads all over. Thanks for the tutorial link...will be checking it out. TFS & Happy weekend.

  6. This is so beautiful! I love how you stamped on the DP! Thank you for joining us at the WHW tutorial! Hugs, Joanna

  7. WOW - the flower stamp looks fabulous - haven't used mine yet - and of course fabulous butterfly... I have posted something on my blog just for you - let me know today if you want one... hugs Mxx

  8. This is such a beautiful card, Cathy! You've placed your stamps perfectly on that pretty DP!!

  9. Hi Cathy, too bad you turned down the award, but I understand - I sat on this forever too and I am thinking of putting up something on my blog saying "no awards, please" - I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who is procrastinating in that department.....
    I still admire your cards - always a pleasure to come here and visit!


  10. Beautiful card! That patterned paper was perfect to stamp on and I love those flowers you used. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  11. Perfect autumn card... Loving the background and matching stamps. The butterfly is so pretty.

  12. That paper gives such a sweet background for this nature card! Gorgeous butterfly and card!

  13. Gorgeous card Cathy, so elegant and such beautiful stamps.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. Beautiful background and simply a gorgeous card! Love it!


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