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Oct 16, 2011

Ridgeview Card for October


I've been quite sick lately, so I've been working on my Demo Card for the Ridgeview Class. I haven't been sick for years, but this last week I've been fighting a head cold which finally had me lying down yesterday. It takes a lot to get me to do nothing at all. Today I'm feeling a bit better, but still not 100%....hopefully tomorrow I'll be back to normal, because I don't want to let the kids down (Daycare)! 

Today I'll be showing you the card and the process. Do any of you have those Fall leaves that were available at the Dollar Store for a while?
I still had a bunch, and since the class is at the end of the month, but since Thanksgiving is over I just did a Fall card.
I used the leaves and turned them into a Fall tree!! :)

My first step was to glue two of the leaves together kind of offset. I used Tombow glue for this, but you could use Glossy Accents or other glue.
I had to let them dry for a little while. (So far I'm doing great with the photo documenting).

Then I cuttlebugged the front of the basic card. I wanted to use a folder that suggested movement in the air. Sorry...no photo of that part of the process.

I hand cut some hills for the card. One in a lighter patterned green, and the other in a darker colored green.
Again...no photo...hmmmm.... I'm not so good at this! Lol

Then I hand drew a tree trunk and put it through my Cuttlebug to look like wood.
Lol...well, here you can see the cuttlebugged background and one of the hills as well. I used some ink distressing to darken the edges of the hills to give it depth. I used dbl sided tape to place them on the card.
Then I found some ribbon (no photo again), but basically I just placed it around the card and taped it in place with double sided tape on the rear of the front of the card.

I used a smaller button and with some hemp cord tied it around the ribbon to create that puckered look. I love that look!
Then I put some glossy accents on the knot to hold it in place, since they tend to come apart.
 I used my Autumn Art Sentiment for this card and found a leaf border that I cut out with my Lynx to frame it.
Then, using a black fine point marker, I did the sew lines...and added some zig-zags here and there. So fun!

That's my card. Hope the ladies like it!

Graham has been working on some more images lately. I'll be posting them soon.

Jenn, from Stampin Angel Jenn made these adorable cards using my Autumn sentiment. She has some lovely cards on her blog...great inspiration. Check her out!! Here are her cards:

And card number 2:

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  1. Great card! Seems like I always have some of those leaves around.

  2. get well soon! more rest and water/juice. Lovely card! very creative to use the fall leaves as tree leaves.


  3. What a great idea for a tree! Love it! TFS the idea and tutorial!
    btw...I finished another card today, using you image and sentiment...have a peek if you wish!

  4. I just love this card! What a fabulous idea you came up with! thnak you & I do hope you will fel better very soon!

  5. What a fantastic card! I love the way you used the dollar store leaves!!!
    I hope that you're feeling better soon.

  6. Great card idea! Thanks for sharing the card and the process. Would love to see more like this.


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