Monday, October 3, 2016

I love Fall

A few weeks ago, Betty of Created by BJK contacted me and asked if I wanted to work on a combined blogging post.  We talked and decided Betty would send me a packet of supplies and a challenge and I was to make two cards for posting, and of course she would also make two cards with the same kit items.

I went a little overboard, and ended up with 8 cards, but am only posting my two that meet her challenge guidelines.  Her packet of fun stuff included: Some Japanese Maple leaves from her own tree, they were coated with glossy accents and had some gold flecks added. They are fabulous.  She also included several items from Hero  Arts, Concord and 9th, PTI and some fabulous copper paper from Neenah.  There were embossed stamped words, die cuts, gems, and enamel dots.

Here it is mostly spread out, the Japanese Maple Leaves aren't in the photograph, but I have one on a card.

My Challenge from Betty,  make one Halloween card and one Fall or Thanksgiving card. 

I've always wanted to try an inked sunset kind of sky and I chose that for my Halloween card. I used distress inks in 4 shades. The bats are left overs from a die cut a few years ago.  I put all my seasonal die cuts in an old Stampin Up clam shell so they don't get tossed out in a fit of cleaning.  I stacked Betty's die-cuts 3 deep and they make a nice sturdy sentiment. I used a cream colored card-base instead of white.

My second card is for the Fall/Thanksgiving portion of the challenge.  Betty sent me a wonderful selection of vellum a while back and I have been saving it.  I brought it out for this card, and those gorgeous leaves.

It is adorned with one of Betty's fabulous Japanese Maple leaves, and the interior of the card is one of the patterned papers, a soft  red-ish pinky coppery conglomeration of colors. It looks so fabulous behind this cloudy patterned vellum. This is my favorite card of the bunch!

So if you have come here from Betty's Blog, thanks so much for taking a peek.  If you have come here first, please  head over to Betty's Blog to see her fabulous cards.

This was so much fun, we're doing it again in November; I'll be putting some things together for Betty.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by.


  1. hi Cat - this was so much fun and was so excited to see your gorgeous cards this morning - love them both - my Japanese maple leaf looks elegant with that pinky paper and vellum!!

  2. Very pretty! I like both cards, the sky is so pretty in the masked off circle and the paper for the second card looks gorgeous on it's own and even prettier with the lovely leaf.

  3. Looks like you and Betty had fun, Cat! Two gorgeous cards - just love what you did with the masked circle on card 1 and the leaf on card 2!!

  4. Great cards, and I do LOVE that maple leaf and vellum! How fun to have a personal challenge with a friend!

  5. Two really gorgeous cards, Cat! I love how you blended your inks to create your background sky, and your leaf on the 2nd card is stunning! I'll bet you had a blast creating 8 cards with your goodies, too :) Nice work!

  6. What a fun idea for you 2! Your Halloween sky is beautiful & you made a great card! However, the leaf card is amazing, Cat! Can't wait to see what you do for November!

  7. Hello Cat, I popped over from Betty's Blog. Very intrigued by your challenge - what super idea! Your cards are fabulous - well done on creating 8 cards! Looking forward to seeing your November collaboration :-)


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