I have the pleasure of being guest designer at Crafty Secrets this month. I love their sweet vintage images and am honored to be working with such great products and such a talented team!
Welcome to the October Linky Party!
I am working with the brand new Thanksgiving Release. These two cuties just had to be colored! I love the detailed images and they are just so doggoned adorable! I colored them with Copics and then fussy cut them out (yes, I really did!). I printed the sentiment and die cut it out with MFT's Award Seal Die. I framed the sentiment with the wishbone.
I 'fall for' texture and burlap is one of my current 'go to' items. However, on this card I did not want to add too much bulk, so I embossed my kraft card stock to look like burlap. How do you emboss a burlap look without going out to buy yet another embossing folder? (I know- you already have too many folders, just like me!) I used a piece of burlap, my tan embossing mat and a thin shim and was able to get nice, deep impressions. I also added a little bit of texture to the sentiment panel. If you are like me, your embossing machine is well loved! I am still using the original plates with my Big Shot and they are very rough from the amount of die cutting I have done on them. I sandwiched my sentiment panel between the cutting plates face down on the rough, scratched up plate. I added a couple of thin chip board shims and ran it through the Big Shot. This gave my panel a hint of texture, but nothing overpowering. I tried to get a good picture of it for you, but it is still hard to see in the photo.
My gold background paper is also from the new Thanksgiving Release. Isn't it scrumptious? I love the deep, rich, earthy colors. I added more texture with embossing, linen thread and an elegant seam binding bow. This will go to my parents, who live in Florida.
Now it’s your turn! Visit each of the design team blogs listed below. Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog (http://heartwarmingvintage.blogspot.com/) no later than 11:59PT, Sunday, October 19th. You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along. If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check the FREE DOWNLOADS located in the sidebar of the Crafty Secrets blog. Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your project. One lucky player will be randomly selected to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store. Each player who participates will receive a $6 credit to the online store. We’ll be popping by to leave you some lovely comments on your blog post, too. Thanks for playing along, and good luck!
Crafty Secrets Design Team
Lee Ann Barrett-guest designer- You are Here!
Kathy Clement, DT Leader
Darlene Pavlick, Dar’s Crafty Creations
Diane Hover, Nellie’s Nest
Elizabeth Lincoln, Paper Passtimes
Melody Clement, Paper Melody’s
Michele Kovack, Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker
Sheila Rumney, Sheila Rumney Design and Photography
I am linking my card up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, 'Falling For...' and Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Happy Fall Y'All.
Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed week!
Lee Ann :)
Stamps- Crafty Secrets Digital Stamps
Paper- Crafty Secrets Digital Paper, SU Early Espresso and Crumb Cake, Neenah Solar White cs
Other- Copics, SU linen thread and faux wood button, dimensionals, burlap, seam binding, SU Vintage Wallpaper ef, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax and Award Seal Die-Namics, Kaisercraft journaling tag