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Some fall-ish cards and a snowflake card


I was going for masculine here...I actually was inspired by this card by Becky Oehlers. She did a little rock and roll with the acorn and paper-pieced the top. I put my own twist on it and created this layout. To rock and roll, pick two colors of ink. Stamp your image in the lighter color first, then rock the edges of the stamp in the darker color in a rolling motion to get a two-toned look. It's great for creating depth. For the fall leaf, I did it a little differently--I stamped in one color then pounced the stamp in the second color for a more mottled look.

I made these cards as a set for our very favorite realtor, Jim. We moved this year into my dream home (which I had been stalking for years). Jim was amazing in helping us negotiate a very long and difficult process to get our home. He then turned around and sold our previous home in five (yes, 5) days! He often sends follow-up and thank-you cards to his clients, so I thought I'd add to his stash.
I created the square and card outline with my Scor-Pal and did a little more pouncing on the leaf.


Just another card with First Fruits and rock and roll.


This last card is one of a set of 1/4-sheet cards I made for a friend. The writing will go right there on the front--there is no fold. It has the same dimensions as a regular A2 card. I tried to capture a little of the shine from the stardust (clear) pen that I added to the snowflakes and the dots above "thank you". Looks better in real life, I promise.

Card #1:
Paper: PTI white, SU Always Artichoke
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Michael's brick red
Stamps: PTI First Fruits, Out On a Limb Sentiments
Other: PTI Dark Chocolate twill

Card #2:
Paper: PTI white
Ink: Michael's brick red, SU So Saffron
Stamps: PTI First Fruits, Out On a Limb Sentiments
Other: Scor-Pal

Card #3
Paper: PTI white, SU Creamy Caramel, Brocade Blue
Ink: SU Creamy Caramel, So Saffron
Stamps: PTI First Fruits

Card #4
Paper: PTI white, SU Soft Sky
Ink: SU Soft Sky
Stamps: PTI Snowflake Serenade, Women of Life
Other: Sakura Stardust pen--clear

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