Wednesday 22 October 2014

Squirrel goes Nuts

Hi Bloggers

I hope you are having a good week so far and that the rest of the week is kind to you. My week hasn't been too busy so I have had a bit more time to craft.

I have had the Squirrel stamp (by Sam Poole) for some time now and I had been waiting for a chance to use it. So when I found an Autumn themed challenge my opportunity came along.

To make the background I inked through a leaf border mask with Distress inks and then I stamped a newsprint stamp all over. Once this had dried I used the Birch tree mask to emboss the background when I had done this I inked through the mask. I had cut the mat so that there was a border around the mask which when inked looks like an extra mat. 

The Squirrel was stamped in Black archival and heat embossed with CS Clear detail embossing powder and then coloured with Promarkers. The leaves were made with punches that emboss and they were inked with Distress ink. The tree was cut with a Memory Box die. 

The sentiment comes with the Squirrel it was cut out with a spellbinder die that was inked through once it had been embossed. I had some leaves left over from the bottom of the card so I put here.

Thank you for visiting.

Happy Crafting



Fran said...

Great card , I love it , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month, Fran (DT) xxx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card the cute image and the colours...Joolsx

Unknown said...

oh my this is gorgeous, and I adore the background x
Sandie xxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Jackie, A gorgeous Autumn card. Love the sqirrel he is such a sweetie. Great colour choice nd love the sentiment.


Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, love the squirrel and the fabulous colours.
Linda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and fab colours Jackie
Gr Karin

Alison59 said...

Wow you put so much effort into your cards. Love this one :-)

pam said...

Fabulous card Jackie, love your squirrel stamp and lovely colours.
hugs pam

Sam K said...

This is such a fab card, great little scene and love your shading on the squirrel. Hugs, Samantha K x If you're interested, there's a Promarker 12 set being given away on MY BLOG

Jackie said...

Wonderful card, love the way you have framed the sentiment :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Hi Jackie and welcome to the Snippets Playground! Love your card - loads of super detail going on!


Di xx

Alyx said...

Such a lovely image and fab design. Love autumnal cards and this one's a cracker.

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Jackie! Love all the leaves and great autumn colours, hugs Carole Z X

Marg said...

Gorgeous card!!!
Thank you for joining us at Crafting Musketeers Challenge this month.
Marg ;0 x
DT member

Laine said...

This is so uber cute Jackie. Love all of the stunning detail, combined to make a fabulous autumnal creation.

Alizabethy said...

What a yummy autumnal card - love it!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

that squirrel is so adorable. Wonderful creation today!!

Andree said...

A fabulous card Jackie, I love how you created the scene and the squirrel is wonderful x

Diane Green said...

Hi Jackie can really feel the crunch of the leaves underfoot with this one. What a great stamp and a very pretty card. Hope the trip to the cinema was good and the surprise film to your taste! Love Diane xxx

Diane said...

Absolutely awesome Jackie, love the texture and colors.

Hugs diane

Dawn said...

Love it! Brilliant card & the perfect sentiment!
Dawn xx