September is well and truly upon us and the cold snap early on in the week made me realise how we are heading toward autumn and all the lovely colours that brings. Little Claire have launched their September stamp challenge and the theme is "Autumn" so here is the card which I have made as inspiration for all the crafters who might be stuck for an idea, although I have been told that hot air balloons only fly in summer but who cares because it is such a lovely stamp. The lucky winner of the challenge will win these fantastic prizes so have a go and GOOD LUCK........
Spellbinder die: ‘Shining Star’
Dinky Paper Stack: ‘Christmas Quilts
Irresistible Images: ‘Floral’
what you will need:
Little Claire Hot Air Balloons clear stamp
Little Claire Postcard Greetings - just for you
Zendoodles String Theory CICSA6192 clear stamp
Versa Fine black ink pad
6" x 6" white base card
white card to stamp onto
moss green linen card
Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies dies
die cutting machine
rounded corner punch
colouring in implements
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tea Dye, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade
Cut n Dry foam
ring binder hole punch
Cut the black card to mat and layer onto the 6" x 6" base card.
Cut the moss green linen card to measure 14cm x 14cm.
Using the Zendoodles String Theory stamp and the Versa Fine black ink pad stamp the image along all four edges of the moss green linen card.
Tint the edges of the moss green linen card with the Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink using the Cut n Dry foam to apply the ink.
Stick the moss green linen card onto the base card.
Using the Little Claire Hot Air Balloons stamp and the Versa Fine black ink pad stamp the image onto white card (this image comes as 4 individual stamps and I stamped each image separately so my finished picture may be a different size to yours).
Colour the image in using your own choice of colouring in implements.
Cut the image to size (mine is 9.3cm x 11cm).
Using the rounded corner punch cut the two right hand corners.
Mat and layer the image onto black card.
Stick the image topper onto the right hand side of the base card.
Stamp the Little Claire Postcard Greeting "just for you" onto white card using the Versa Fine black ink pad.
Cut out the postcard image.
Shade the edges of the postcard greeting using the Tim Holts Distress Ink Pads Tea Dye, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and a piece of Cut n Dry foam.
Stick the post card sentiment onto the card.
Using the Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies dies cut various sized flowers from white card.
Tint the daisies using the Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink pads.
Assemble the daisies to form 4 separate flowers.
Punch 4 circles from black card using the ring binder hole punch.
Stick one black circle in the centre of each assembled flower.
Stick the flowers onto the card.