Monday, October 7, 2013

The Craft's Meow October Blog Hop - AUTUMN


Welcome to the The Craft's Meow October Blog Hop!  This month, the design team was inspired by an autumn theme!  I love this time of year...and the beautiful stamp set, Speaking of Fall, includes images and sentiments that describe all of the things I love about fall!

The Speaking of Fall stamp set is FREE with your $60 purchase!  What a great deal!


Instead of a card contest, The Craft's Meow is offering a $15 gift certificate to one lucky TCM reader who comments on the store blog post by 8:00 PM Pacific on Wednesday, October 9th.  Head on over to The Craft's Meow Store Blog and comment for your chance to win!

Here is the official blog hop order:


Stacey Schafer - That's me!


The Craft's Meow is having an extended World Card Making Day 15% SALE through today, October 7th.  Simply use the code, WCMD15 after you've filled your cart and are ready to check out!  


The Craft's Meow is also a proud sponsor of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges this month at Splitcoaststampers!  Stop by for a chance to win prizes and participate for a great cause.

Here are a couple of challenges that inspired this card, too!
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #231 ,  Ribbon Carousel: HalloweenReally Reasonable Ribbon #81: Fall or Halloween, and  Word Art Wednesday #100


Did any of you notice the textured background on the bottom panel?  I experimented a little with Gesso.  First of all, I was TOTALLY inspired by the fabulous Debby Hughes at Lime Doodle...check out her wonderful video using embossing paste!  

Dimensional Gesso Tips
1.  Place a stencil at an angle over the patterned paper
2.  Apply gesso, liberally, over the stencil to fill in the spaces.
3.  Lift the stencil away from the paper
4. Dry with a heat tool...but, here's the cool thing...it will start bubbling up and crackling which creates even more texture and dimension!  Kinda cool, I think!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Speaking of Fall (The Craft's Meow)
Ink:  Black Tuxedo Luxe, Crushed Toffe (Momento)
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Happy Haunting (Authentique)
Other:  Stitched Leaves Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn), Fishtail Flag Stax Dienamics, Black Licorice button,  Kraft Blend Sequins, Oh Yeah Dies (Avery Elle), Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder (SU), White Hemp Cord (Hemptique), Bubbles Stencil (Mr. Huey's), White Gesso, Doily, Sewing Machine, Thread


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33 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous card and I love the dimension and texture you created with the Gesso!!

frommycraftroom said...

Great card. The elements all come together so well. TFS.

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Stacey - love how this all came together!

Jinny Newlin said...

So many delicious layers, Stacey! LOVE the bit of gesso in the background! I think I need to get a thicker tub for my needs. It always runs everywhere ;). LOVE that big leaf, against the word bubble, too!

Diane said...

Wow...I LOVE this..all those pretty details and layers!!

Pam W Merwin said...

So many wonderful WOW elements! Loving the texture with the Gesso - Great color combinations and love the button and twine :)

Bajalizzy said...

how do you do the gesso - the texture at lower rt? lovely

Emily H said...

So cute! Love it!

Saints Rule! said...

Thank you for joining our challenge at Word Art Wednesday! Beautifully done! {[hugs}}
~Lori ~

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. TFS

Tina said...

beautiful card, amazing colors and details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

Tina
sweetie dt

Sue D said...

Wonderful Autumn card.

Rene said...

Gorgeous card! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Rene :D

lindaplus3 said...

Very pretty card... great job :)

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

This is gorgeous girl !!
I love it !!
That speech die is fantabulous !! & has served you well !!
I need to add it to my list !!
It's way too fun !!!
Xo

Indy said...

You are so good at layering and adding texture. I keep looking back and finding more details! Glad this week's Cupcake Inspiration inspired you!
Hugs,
Debbie

Lagene said...

Love your autumn card! Great layout!

Barb said...

gorgeous card miss lady!!! thanks for sharing your gesso tips. i love texture and this effect is so beautiful!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Stephanie! I'm thrilled to be here for two reasons. First, thanks for sharing your amazing Autumn card in our challenge this week. It's always a blessing to have you share with us.

Second, Thanks for being part of the TCM Blog Hop. I absolutely ADORE their stamps, and I'm thrilled to have a chance to win some by participating in this blog hop. I've been inspired along the way and I thank you for that!
Have a great week!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday
TCM Blog Hop Participant

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Great layering and like all the sweet details.

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Estelle Sacre said...

You have a good imagination and you are very creative. I am sure you have been doing it for a long time, but not everyone can make such a lovely decoration. Something more is needed - a talent.
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Sande said...

Your card is fantastic and I love all the layers. I've not played with Gesso yet but it's on my to do list for this week. Thanks for the tips.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Stacey. Love the Gesso background, the fall colors... that leaf with the button and twine looks beautiful.

Kim S said...

LOVE your Gesso!! Those circles really work!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card, Stacey! Love the added texture...fab touch!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous card! I am loving all the textures and die cuts you used!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card and such fun elements!!

Carmen M. said...

What a great card. Love how you added the texture with Gesso.

Emily said...

Wonderful layers. Thanks for the idea with the gesso.

Lillian Child said...

I like the way you've layed out the string under the button ... great focal point!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow love the textures, layers and stamps.

HandmadebyTLC said...

What a simply stunning little ditty and thank you so much for participating in the Really Reasonable Challenge this time too! come back and see us again soon!
Hugs,
Tammy Louise

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for blessing us at Word Art Wednesday with your talents!