Sep 12, 2019

Tim Holtz Fall Foliage Funky Mushroom Cards

OK, I have put out two aqua and cream pumpkin pillows and bought all new fall scented candles and am trying desperately not to break out the orange plaids just yet, but I am excited that fall is near!  Usually I get sad at the end of summer because it means no more swimming, but since the pool is cold already why bother.  I'm thankful for fall every year and love to savor it by spending cozy days in my studio making pretty leafy things.  

I was sharing a my fun layered stamping technique with my friend Barbara.  I've shared this on my video tutorial series on Instagram under #stampreel before (@sewpaperpaint).  I used the Ornate and Lace stamp set by Stampers Anonymous.  The imprint on the left is with Distress Oxides and the one on the right with Distress Inks.  Well, these awesome colors: Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Gathered Twigs over a base dipped in Frayed Burlap and Shabby Shutters got me so in the mood to make a woodland card!

So I tapped my craft mat with these pads, spritzed and dipped tons of dies from the Funky Foliage set by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.

The mushrooms were dipped and then colored with a waterbrush for further detail.

I used a tea bag and corrugated packaging to create a little hill base for my foliage. 

The holey paper is some sort of vintage sticker roll I hoard, topped with a Small Talk sentiment.

I wanted to use the second panel too, but somehow I shadow stamped by moving my paper around when I was doing the third imprint, so I cut out the center (best portion) of the paper with the Stacked Postage die.  I layered on a panel I had inked and stamped with Tim's Ledger Script stamp set in Frayed Burlap.  

I found this button/leather on the ground and it went along perfectly with the layered Tissue tape, corrugate and holey paper.  I edged the panel with the new Ranger Mixed Media Embossing Powder in Lime.  The focal point die is from the Wildflower 2 set, cut from metallic brown card.  Forever comes from the Script Friendship set.  I'm not stopping here, but ran out of time.  I've already covered my craft table with more fall project elements and have two cards in the works.  Where does the time go?  Have you started fall crafting yet?  Share links with me in the comments...

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Nancy said...

I saw the cards on FB and had to come over for a closer look. Both of your cards are so full of “fall,” and look so gorgeous! And the stamped background paper makes the perfect backdrop for the cards. I’m in the mood for fall now! Thanks for the great tutorial and inspiration! Happy crafting!🍄🎃🍁

Freddie Bubblescrap Sleijpen said...

Absolutely breathtaking!

Redanne said...

Autumn, both panels are stunning, I love the autumnal colours and the gorgeous funky foliage. I am definitely looking forward to autumn too, our nights are already drawing in but the leaves have not quite started turning yet. Hugs, Anne xx

Darlene said...

WOW! This is absolutely outstanding and BEAUTIFUL Autumn (as are all your creations!) Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

brenda said...

How lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations Autumn and with such wonderfully rich and colourful Autumnal creations. But you'll have to help me out as I can't ascertain from that huge list of products if the focal element of your entry is stamped or only die cut? As a stamping challenge we require the focal element to be stamped and reflect the theme.

B x

Cocofolies said...

Wow!!! A pure autumnal delight.
Fabulous cards, Autumn, great work!!!!!!
Hugs, Coco X

kiwimeskreations said...

these two cards are absolutely gorgeous Autumn - love the backgrounds, and the all the layers and leaves and cardboard etc - what a feast for the eyes

Linda Manning Findley said...

These are super Autumn, makes me want to curl up with a cup of chicken nuddle soup in my cozy slippers and make art ....

SewPaperPaint said...

You are quite right Brenda, I didn't realize that stamping had to be the focal image, but used stamps as my backgrounds. I will try to delete my card from the linkup and thanks for the reminder! :)

Mischelle Smith said...

I live near Death Valley. I can't wait for spring or fall. Fall of course is my favorite. Cooler days are ahead and so are baking and days filled with creating.
The color pallet you choose just speaks fall. I can't wait to pull out my ink and funky foliage dies out!
Thank you for your inspiration!

Art By Wanda said...

Fabulous cards, Autumn!!!! A couple of weeks ago we had some cool weather and I've been totally ready for fall since, unfortunately it has warmed back up along with plenty of humidity and no longer seems to be getting to fall outside :-( I'm sure it will be here soon enough though and not last nearly long enough before winter hits. I just love how much creating you've been doing again and am thrilled. I hope all is going well with Sydney!!!!

laurie said...

Awesome cards! I love all the texture and details! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

Diana @ Playingwithoutlimits said...

Some how I ended up here with a second entry into the SSS Monday challenge. I love what you have done it. You are very inspiring and talented.

Diana @ Playing

paperwishesbyamanda said...

Oh I love the lace with the luscious rich greens and autum browns of the foliage gorgeous card. x

butterfly said...

Your funky mushrooms are really cute - fabulous earthy colour tones and they look perfect nestled amidst all the foliage. That punched tape provides really great texture on both cards, and the dark nut brown wildflower pops beautifully against the background.
Alison x

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