Friday, October 7, 2011

Autumn Ribbon

Autumn Ribbon - This week's challenge at Sew Many Challenges is a color challenge-Burnt orange, yellow and brown. I used Sew Many Cards pumpkin image. I colored this image last year in creams and I must say that I really enjoy coloring this image. It is so easy and it really is all about the depth, and it is just nice to focus on using dark and light color to create depth without having to worry about contrasting colors.

I colored the image with Copics and can you believe I didn't add any Stickles to it. :P The image was cut with a Spell Binders, as was the mat behind it. My DP is Cloud 9. I used a MS punch and added some bronze pearls with my Viva Decor pearl pen.
The flowers were cut with my Cricut using the new flower shoppe cartridge. I shaped them and added some Stickles (you knew I would get Stickles in there some where, didn't you?)
My second card used Duncan with Ribbon which is the newest dollar deal at Sew Many Cards. This image was designed with Breast Cancer Awareness in mind, but many organizations use different colored ribbons to bring attention to there cause. Teal had a lot of causes, everything from Anti-bulling to Ovarian Cancer. I found a great site that listed some different ribbon colors and what they represent. You can see that list here.

My DP is My Minds Eye, kaleidoscope. I used another MS punch and the same Spell Binder die as above to cut my image. I used my white pearl pen on this card, but the paper was thinner and it flattened more than I would have liked. I used it also on the flower (Petaloo) centers and it stayed in the dome shape better.
Pumpkin Card
Card Patterns #135 Sketch
The Secret Saturday Challenge #154 Halloween
Stampin Sisters in Christ #109 include fruit (pumpkins count)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Photo inspired
The Shabby Tearoom #82 A Shabby Autumn
Crafts and Me Challenges #55 use a digi
Crafting For All Seasons #11 fall flowers and pumpkins
Truly Scrumptious Challenges #67 distressing

Duncan Ribbon Card
Mojo Monday #209 Sketch
Paper Sundaes #89 Lots of Layers
Craft Your Passion Challenges #79 Ribbon
Paper Take Weekly Punched
Anything Challenge #51 punches/diecuts


  1. beautiful pumpkin card, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs martina

  2. Great cards, Mari! Love them! Thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

  3. Wow I think the pumkin card looks spectacular with that scalloped orange diecut and those beautiful flowers around. The MS punch gives the card a neat finish along with those gorgeous pearls. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for another challenge. Bettina x

  4. Hey Mari,
    Love Love your pumpkin card! Your coloring is wonderful! Thank you for joining in at CFAS fall flower and pumpkins!

  5. Lovely card! The colors are a wonderful interpretation of our inspiration photo! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

  6. Such pretty cards. Love your flower embellishments. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  7. Both cards are great!
    Thank you for joining Stamptacular Sunday Challenges this week ;o)

  8. Two gorgeous cards. Love your pumpkin one. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

  9. What a little cutie pie! Fab card
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
    Hugs Kat xx

  10. Your pumpkin card is just gorgeous!! I love your papers, coloring, and embellishments!! I like the ducky, too! :)

  11. What a gorgeous card! Love it how you colored the pumpkin.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck with the challenge.


  12. What pretty cards. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

  13. Such a beautifully colored image and pretty papers ...thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

    Please be sure to review our rules and only include your project for TSTR in your post to be considered for the weekly prizes!

  14. Both are adorable but I really love your fall grasses on the pumpkin card! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft and Me this week =)

  15. Lovely card, the flowers and pumpkin are wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tearoom

  16. What a great card and a great cause:) Thank you for Joining us for Anything goes with a Twist at Craft your Passion Challenges. Good Luck and Have a great week:)


  17. Just stunning Mari, I love this, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor :)

  18. What a sweetie card with gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  19. I think the pumpkin card looks spectacular with that scalloped orange die-cut and those beautiful flowers around...Keep it up your this creative work!!!
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