Monday, October 7, 2013

It's Fall Y'all!-BBTB2 Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Monday finds you all well. As you know if it is Monday then it is time for another BBTB2 challenge. Our fabulous and multi-talented leader Susan gave us the challenge of using the leaf off of the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge or any other leaf if you don't have the AP cart. Will browsing Pinterest one day I saw a unique gate fold card and thought that I would like to try that technique. I took some photo paper and inked up my felt using acohol ink and inked up my paper. Then I dusted off my Cuttlebug leaf die and cut out my "flaps" in my gate fold card. Then I de-embossed my leaf-why debossed? Because I had to turn my leave over to fit the "frame" leaf or it would have been backwards because of the way you have to die cut the base card.  Next I put the rest of the paper in my Cricut and cut out different sized leaves using the AP cartridge. I added some gold stickles on all my leaves, some burgundy drops on the card base and some of last years fall paper that were smaller snippets from my scrap drawer except the card base. And this is what I came up with. Different, but I kinda like it! Want some more inspiration? Go to BBTB2 and check out what my fabulous design team sisters had for you, I assure you, you won't be disappointed!! Then why not join us in this challenge, you know we love it when you get crafty with us! Crafty hugs, Brenda







15 comments:

Vickie said...

Wow I love it.

Jaren said...

This is so unique! I love it, and it just speaks fall!

Pam MacKay said...

Brenda love the warm rich colors on your beautiful card! Your design is awesome too! Fantastic fall card!

Mollie said...

Brenda, this is so so beautiful! I LOVE it! Love the gate fold and the details on the leaves are amazing! I'm excited to be on the DT with you!

Emily

moknowsall said...

great card, thanks for sharing the technique. I don't have the alcohol inks, but I love the results....

Maureen

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Beautiful card Brenda ! I love those beautiful colors, and the way it opens !

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

The Queen (Laura) said...

Pretty! I love the colors of the leaves and gold stickles. Great job with the fold.

Lots of Hugs,
Laura

Caroline said...

These leaves are so stunning. I love the fold and design of your card. Such a beautiful fall card!

MaryH said...

This is just gor-JUS! I absolutely love your idea to cut out the shape on your gatefold. You clever minx you. It really sent this card into overdrive. Loved your alcohol colored leaves too. This is one of the bestest cards you have shared (and that's saying a lot, my girl, cause you do awesome cards!). TFS & Many hugs. Having trouble with getting on yahoo again! Grrr.

Scrapping Girl said...

Wow-the leaves look AMAZING!!!!! The colors are just beautiful! Love the gatefold design too!
:)
Michelle

Stephanie said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous!!!

Sharon said...

WOW!!! This is awesome Brenda!! I so love the colors of your leaves and I really love the leaf cutout of the gatefold. :)

Laura Pizz said...

breathtaking! Love it!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card Brenda. Love the gatefold card and your leaves are stunning!
Hugs
Jayne x

~JulieH~ said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda, beautiful technique
Big Hugs
Juliexxxx