Thursday, 20 October 2011

Autumn Inchies

Today I am feeling almost human again, but it has taken me most of the day to make one card!!!

It is for the Make My Monday challenge where they are looking for a card of Autumn Inchies (one inch squares!!) including Flora and Fauna.

Here it is

I started by Versamark stamping the main image onto vanilla card and heat embossing it with black powder. It was then coloured with Promarkers and cut into nine Inchies, which were then layered on to slightly bigger Inchies of lilac and green card. I then Versamark stamped the leaf sprig several times up the edge of some brown card and heat embossed it in black. Some thin green ribbon and lilac cord were then wrapped around the bottom of the brown card and it was matted onto a square cream card. The nine pieces were matted onto the brown card with 3D pads for dimension. The sentiment was treated the same as the main image and placed on the bottom over the ribbons. I then stamped a Sparrow onto some cream card and coloured it with Promarkers, before using a brayer to stamp it's reverse image and coloured it in. They were then placed either side of the sentiment on 3D pads.

Here is a closer view of the Sparrows ( the original stamp is on the left )

Recipe : Card = Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Orchid Opulence, and cream card from my stash
Stamps = Fresh Cuts and Papermania
Inks = Versamark, and Promarkers
Tools = Heat gun, and Speedball brayer
Extras = Black embossing powder, ribbon, chord, and 3D pads

Hopefully my new Stampin Up stuff will be delivered this weekend, and I can have a good play and find my mojo again!!

Thanks for stopping by today, and to all of you lovely crafters that have left get well messages for me.

I hope I will have something new for you to see when you call again!


  1. Bev this is so beautiful:) Sandra H

  2. wow-this is stunning, may have to case that idea.

  3. What a great use for this stamp! I'll have to CASE this! TFS!!!

  4. Glad to hear you're feeling better Bev. Love your inchie card - these are gorgeous autumn colours that remind me of blackberrying! Have fun with your new stash! Vx

  5. Hi Bev... glad you're feeling better.
    I love this card and your treatment of the stamped image.
    Thank you for joining Make My Monday.
    take care
    hope you continue to feel better.
    Suzi B xx

  6. So pleased to read your improving, hope it continues. I can appreciate it took a while to make this beautiful card, very clever techniques. Thanks for supporting us again at MMM. Caz

  7. Bev this is beautiful! Your inchies are really gorgeous and the card looks fabulous.
    Thanks for joining in again with Make My Monday's Autumn Inchies challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


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