Sep 22, 2018

Tim Holtz Forest Foliage Mushrooms Fall Card


Happy first day of autumn friends!  Wow, I can hardly believe this year has flown by so quickly!  But today my most favorite season begins, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude.


Today's card features the adorable new Tim Holtz die cut set, Funky Foliage.  I spent about an hour and fifteen minutes cutting and assembling the pieces below. 


Thankfully, I was able to get three cards from this stash!  :)  So that's about 25 minutes per card.  I cut them from Tim's Distress Core'dinations cardstock, which I sanded with Tim's gripper sanding block before cutting.  I sponged some of the pieces lightly with Vintage Photo


My friend Carol and I made a stash of these corrugated crackle backgrounds.  We scraped a thin layer of crackle paste onto the peeled cardboard surfaces and let them air dry.   Then we went back in and inked the tops.  I sponged on Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge.


I am so excited to have a Bigz XL alphabet die finally!  I chose the Storybook die because it's such a cool font!  I cut one set from thin chipboard and embossed it with Pumpkin powder from the Powder Keg.  Sadly, I don't think they are still in business.  I cut a second set from black chipboard and glued them together for dimension/shadowing. 


I stamped "happy" from Tim's Great Outdoors Stamp Set onto paper I had inked and stamped with Tim's Linen stamp set.  The background was inked with Antique Linen Dixtress Oxide and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then stamped with Tim's Mesh Stamp Set in Antique Linen DOX. 


I played around with my pieces until I created "happy little bundles".  :)  This totally makes me smile!  I hope you're smiling too and wish you a beautiful fall season.  Hugs, Autumn


20 comments:

~amy~ said...

Autumn, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh yes!! I am definitely smiling Autumn! This card is gorgeous! So cute and so sweet and absolutely beautiful! Love the crackle finish over the corrugated board! Something I would never have thought of doing but certainly am going to try it sometime soon! Love, love, love your happy little bundles and simply adore this card! hugs xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Simply stunning! I adore that crackle background!

Mac Mable said...

Your Happy Little Bundles are such fun and so very cute. What fantastic die cuts. Wow to your amazing backgrounds...love the colours, the crackle and the fabulous effect. So unique and absolutely stunning! x

nancy buzzard said...

I absolutely love the technique you used on the background! Genius! Such beautiful cards; thanks so much for sharing your techniques and inspiration. Have a great creative week.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

This card is so neat and so "Fally"!!! Love what you did to the corrugated cardboard and love your happy little bundles! It looks like they are all made out of a heavy cardboard or chipboard. What a fun card... it's more like a little piece of artwork! Marilyn

Lisa Hoel said...

I find them quite 'happy little cards'! They do make me smile! Hurray for fall!

Ann Barnes said...

Autumn, this is gorgeous! The colors you have chosen are so perfect for this fall card! Definitely inspires me to get out my fall dies and get creative. Your beautiful work is always such a treat to admire!

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally stunning!! Love this big time! That corrugated cardboard background looks so cool, it's just perfect for your theme!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Wonderful cards, beuatiful colours, texture and layering!

Marty Fishman said...

What a beautiful Fall card, Miss Autumn! This is also my favorite time of year, especially when the temps start falling. Your crackled corrugated cardboard is fab, as is that new alpha die set!! I love your bundles of funky florals - what a great idea to make a bunch of them at once. The mushroom is so adorable! I hope you've had time to have some PSL's! Hugs!!

Theresa said...

this set is such a fun one. love the mushrooms. beautiful card. thanks as always for sharing.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful fall colors. I love these die cuts, but your background is awesome

Betty4 said...

This is just beautiful and the colors you used are prefect. You are so talented, I just love your creations.

Helen Wallace said...

Delightful work and I simply love the background texture, with those yummy cracks sponged with colour. The little sprays of Autumn foliage and fungi are just delightful.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Autumn this is such an enchanting display using the funky foliage, worth every second spent to create them. With those colours and crackle background it gives a true Autumnal feeling and puts a big smile on my face too.
Thank you for sharing this beauty with us all and Happy Fall.
Big Hugs Tracey xx

Stefania Salmi said...

Finally the fall !!! I love this season, unfortunately here it is still a bit too hot and the leaves are still too green, but this week there is hope that time will change.
When Tim Holtz presented this die I went crazy, I'm impatient to have it in my hands, but I don't know if I will have your patience! LOL!
I love this extraordinary card that transports me to an enchanted forest.
As always you create magic!
Hugs!

Ellibelle said...

This is AMAZING!! Loving the background and such fabulous details! I need to try that crackle paste!

Paper Wishes said...

The crackle is so satisfying and the fall colours are delicious. I love your photo of the pile of die-cuts ready to make this great card. The teal looks really good with all those browns and oranges. x

butterfly said...

Love the corrugate and crackle textures, and how lovely to see that pile of autumnal gatherings just waiting to be used - a very productive hour and a quarter!
Alison x

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