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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Two Cards: Enjoying Autumn & "Scare" Globe

Hi!  This is Lori from The Singing Shell blog with an autumnal card and a Halloween card for you.

I had no idea what to make for this month's post but then I got inspired to make two cards.  Here is the first:

ENJOYING AUTUMN





I love autumn for all its beautiful colors and for the cool breezes it brings.  I wanted to make something whimsical and carefree so I chose the barefooted girl riding a bike from the  Something to Celebrate cartridge.  She is on page 37.  With her hair flying behind her, she looks happy - doesn't she?  (Even though she has no facial features!  I am reading body language :)   She was cut at 3 1/2 inches. .  I also used Distress Ink Pads for the hardware on the bike.

  I used Distress Markers to outline the edges of the dress
and then added glitter to make her stand out.   

The tree [tree3] is from the Heritage cartridge and is cut at 4 1/2 inches.  I inked that up with lots of different Distress Ink Pads because I couldn't find the right paper.  I gently tapped the colors randomly onto the die cut.

Colors used: Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries,
Antique Linen, Wild Honey.  

The leaves [leaf] are from the Doodlecharms cartridge - an oldie but a goodie.  I cut those at a 1/2 and 3/4 inches.  I was nervous because I never cut anything that small on purpose.  But it worked like a charm.  I inked those up with the same Distress Pads, too.  That way they would match my tree.



Now for the background.  I used washi tape to create a kind of road across the background.  I used the Musical Flourish folder for the background and then inked the embossed parts lightly.  I only embossed the part above the washi tape to create a distinction between earth and sky.  I rounded the corners with We R Memory Keepers corner chompers.

I purposely made the tree bigger than I needed so
I had to trim it.  It took me a day to find
the courage!



The final product :)


So that's it - an auutmnal card for any occasion.


"SCARE" GLOBE

This is a snow globe with a twist.  And I know - it is not really a “scare” globe.  This little guy is too cute to scare anybody:)  I picked "scare"for strictly for its Halloween appeal. 
 

 

The snow globe aka “scare” globe is from Joy of the Season and is cut at 5.25 inches.  I added a little blue on the left side of the globe to give it a little dimension.  I used the Tumbled Glass Distress marker and then just went over it with a wet detail brush to lighten it up and spread it out a bit.  The spider web is from Chic & Scary and cut it at 3 inches.  I used only the edges and then cut off the top.


 

Mister Bear from Teddy Bear Parade is cut at 3 inches.  I didn’t use the trick or treat bag because it would have made the little scene too busy.  I ran the Spiced Marmalade Distress Marker over the edges of the orange part of the markers.  I used the Forest Moss Distress Marker for the green.  For the ears, I used a Rose Red Copic Marker.  For the muzzle I also used a Copic Marker – Chamois.
 
TIP: You can make your own custom color ribbon.
 The ribbon is actually plain seam binding that I colored with
 Spiced Marmalade and Forest Moss Distress Markers.
 I added some water to soften the colors. 

Although I really loved creating Mister Bear, I loved making the spiders more!  I added glitter - Glow-in-the-Dark Glitter.  First, I cut the spiders from Doodlecharms at a ½ inch.  Then, I made their eyes with Glossy Accents.  That way when I added the glow-in-the-dark glitter and turned off the lights, you would be able to see the eyes, too.

Spiders Before.
 
Spiders After
 
I hope this inspires you to make your own "scare" globes.  They might even be scarier than mine!

Thank you very much for all your compliments last time.  It made me feel great for days!

Enjoying Autumn Card
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed by: Lori Sjogren
Cricut Machine used: Create
Cricut Cartridges used: Something to Celebrate, Heritage, Doodlecharms
Other supplies: Bazzil, solid cardstock; Webster's Pages, pattern cardstock; Musical Flourish embossing folder, Cuttlebug; Ranger, Distress Markers and Distress Ink Pads; Denami Designs, Sparklets Lemon Sorbet glitter; Close to My Heart, Vanilla Cream ink pad; We R Memory Keepers, corner chomper.

 "Scare" Globe Card
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed by: Lori Sjogren
Cricut Machine used: Create
Cricut Cartridges used:  Teddy Bear Parade, Chic n Scary, Joy of the Season, Doodlecharms
Other supplies: Bazzil & Recollections, solid cardstock; Die Cuts With a View, pattern cardstock; Ranger, Distress Markers & Glossy Accents; Martha Stewart Crafts, Glow-in-the-Dark glitter;

29 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards Lori! I just love the calm colors of the first and the teddy bear is just too cute. Oops, I mean scary!

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  2. Loved both cards and especially the Whimsy of the fall card! TFS

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  3. Great cards. Absolutely love the autumn card and your "scary" card is a delight.

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  4. Lori I love your cards. While looking at the first one I was thinking 'this is really nice'. Love how you did the distress colors on the tree. It's as if it's changing colors before us. Then I got to the scary globe. It caught me off guard after going from such a beautiful soothing card to such a "SCARY" card. It is absolutely adorable. Both cards are fantastic in a different way.

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  5. Your cards are Fabulous! The glittered dress makes me swoon! And I love how you did the tree. So pretty.

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  6. Lori, your cards are amazing!!

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  7. Love both of your cards! You did such a great job and your teddy bear one is super cute. With all these great cards that everyone is making with this cartridge I'm gonna have to break down and buy it :)

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  8. These are both adorable cards !

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  9. Lori, great cards! Love all the detail.

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  10. Love, love, love the girl on the bike card. Great technique! Your snow globe card is adorable.....

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  11. Adorable cards. The Autumn card is just so peaceful and calming. Makes me love fall for the bike ride through the trails and the falling leaves. The teddy bear card is just too cute!!! How fun.

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  12. Love the background on the autumn card...I actually "feel" the wind blowing the leaves around and yes, the girl on the bicycle does look happy! I adore the Teddy Bear cartridge and your globe is just too cute! I have some of that glow in the dark glitter and need to use it! Your spiders are super scary with it and like how you trimmed off part of the spider web to fit the globe. Great cards.

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  13. Hey Lori, these are AMAZING cards! I really love the Autumn bike ride card, the way you used the background is brilliant. The teddy bear is so cute too!

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  14. great adorable cards! The teddy bear is just 2 cute!

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  15. I love the "scare" globe. all the little details really make it.

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  16. Thank you, everyone! I am so happy you enjoyed the cards. They were both a labor of love :)

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  17. Gorgeous card! Great detail on the Autumn bike ride card.

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  18. Beautiful fall card. Love the way you inked the tree and the flourish embossed background.
    The teddy bear is so cute!

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  19. Lori -

    Love your fall card and teddy card!

    The fall card is so totally classic and elegant and the bear and his snowglobe details is great!

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  20. Many thanks for the exciting blog posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you are a brilliant writer. I actually added your blog to my favorites and will look forward for more updates. Great Job, Keep it up.. :)teddy bears for babies

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  21. I can totally relate to it taking a day before you could cut the tree off, I have a hard time with that too! It turned out gorgeous!

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  22. Oh, these are both awesome!!! I love how you did the tree on the Autumn card - very clever & very appropriate! And, of course, who wouldn't LOVE that teddy bear????! I sure hope they get him added to the G soon so I can use my cart!

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  23. Love both your cards -- beautiful colors on the autumn card and great job on inking the cuts!! Your teddy is too cute!!

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  24. great projects

    Love the glitter on the dress - soooo sparkly!

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  25. I love these cards!! As a person who loves vignettes, the first one totally grabbed me. Love the snow globe idea too! Just fantastic!

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  26. Love these, they are so creative.

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  27. That teddy bear is just too stinkin cute!

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