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Tuesday 23 October 2012

Autumn colours

I've been collecting the Making Cards magazine for some time now, and some of the papers inside are just lovely.  Usually, I put them carefully in the magazine holders and just pet the papers, but this time I thought I've got to get over this and actually used some!

My card was a birthday card for an ex colleague and I used a plain heavy white base card (6" x 6").  I used the patterned owl backing paper from the magazine (September 12 edition - cute creatures by Nancy Watt) for the base layer, and distressed the edges using an adirondack (woodlands) ink pad. The green coloured card I used for the topper bases was textured cardstock from paper mania.  The toppers were also from the magazine,

As a finishing touch, I went round the base card and the green backing card with an orange promarker (using a fine tip) to make a faux stitching effect.

 I coloured some clear gems with the same colour pen, and used them on the main topper base. Finally, I went over the owls and the bird on the sentiment with some pinflair glaze to make them "pop" out from the background.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Challenge 42 - Use orange over at Use it Tuesday
Week 77 - Autumn Colours at Allsorts Challenge blog


  1. What a cute card! The orange matting really makes the images pop. Thanks for playing along with Use It Tuesday!

  2. Good Morning, I like your card loads, those owls are so cute, another brave soul using up those saved goodies. Well done. xx Flora

  3. Hi J :) I have just come across your blog. Your card is gorgeous! Those papers are beautiful. I love the colours and the little owls. So cute.


    Little Purple Forest

  4. Just love this Jackie, such a cute image. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week x

  5. This is great!I love the owls and I love that paper. So great! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

  6. Such cute little owls! Thanks so much for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)