This week it is my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more, and I would like to see those glorious autumn colours - oranges, browns, russets, green and dark yellow...
You will see that my wonderful teamies have produced a fantastic array of cards to inspire you - don't forget to visit their blogs to see how they did them!
I decided to make a man's card this time - I KNOW! I find men's cards really hard, but I'm still chipping away at my crafty stash, and this time I found a sheet of Hunkydory toppers that were perfect for this challenge colours, and bonus, suitable male subject matter.
My base card was plain cream cardstock cut to be a 6 x 6 card (my favourite size). Onto this, I layered a piece of brown card. As I don't have much of this card (and can't remember where I got it from) I took the centre out with a layer die to use on another card. Because I didn't want to have a dip, I cut another piece out of scrap card the same thickness to put in its place.
Onto the brown card, I put a piece of decorative paper that I had put through the cut n boss in a Sheena Douglass leaf embossing folder. Before sticking it down, I coloured it with distress inks and edged it with gold pebeo gilding wax.
I then cut out the orange swirls from some scrap card, and then stuck them to the backing paper. Using foam pads, I attached my Hunkydory toppers, and the card was done.
This was a comparatively simple card to make and didn't take very long - one of the benefits of using the toppers. I'm not much of a "pick and stick" crafter by choice, but there are times when having the work done for you is beneficial, and there is a place for all this in the crafty world!