Sweater Weather!!

Sweater Weather!!

 

 

Hello, good morning! I don’t know what the weather’s been like in your area, but around here it’s been dull, grey, damp and feels like autumn. So much so, that I decided to make some autumn themed cards. All the cards feature Concord & 9th’s Sweater Weather Turnabout stamp.

 

 

I stamped all four turns of Sweater Weather in Copic friendly black ink and coloured the images with Copic markers. I know it’s an autumn theme, but I decided to go for cool, fresh colours! I used the guide on the back of the pack to colour the images – roughly in line with each turn. I cut the panel to be slightly smaller than an A2 (US size card) card and layered it onto black card. I adhered the panel flat to the card base. I finished the front by adding a fun sentiment from C&9 Give Thanks, I stamped this on a strip of white card, cut it to size and edged the panel with a dark grey Copic marker. I used dimensional pads to adhere the sentiment.

 

 

Inside I cut a piece of black card for the mat layer. On the white panel I stamped a ‘hi’ greeting from C&9 Just Wanted to Say in grey ink. I used the same ink to add a strip sentiment at the bottom of the panel – this comes from C&9 Lace Leaf. I finished by added the watercolour wash stamp image, from the same stamp set – I used the third-generation image for a very subtle image.

 

 

Next up is a card wondering what happened to summer! Mind, it’s entirely possible that when this post goes live, summer might be back! This time I used three bright inks for the first three turns of the Sweater Weather stamp, and the final impression was stamped with Versamark. I added gold embossing powder and heat set it. I used a stitch edge die to cut a section of the panel, which I layered onto black card. I adhered this panel in the top left corner of the notecard. I found the perfect sentiment in Altenew’s School Days stamp set. I often go through my stamp sets to see if I can find just the right words!

 

 

Inside, I cut a mat layer of black card. I kept the white panel very clean and simple. I added a knitted sock which comes from C&9 Cozy Up stamp set and coloured it with Copics to match the inks I used on the front of the card. I used another of the sentiments from Altenew’s School Days which seemed appropriate.

 

 

Next, I have a tone-on-tone card. I made the notecard from kraft cardstock, stamped the Sweater Weather turnabout with four shades of brown directly onto the notecard. I finished the front by making a greeting from C&9 Sweater Weather dies. I used the rectangle die to cut a piece of kraft card which I covered with double sided adhesive. I used the ‘autumn wishes’ die to cut the words from dark brown card and adhered them to the sticky kraft panel. I poured gold glitter onto the panel and burnished the gold glitter into place. I used dimensional tape to attach the greeting.

 

 

Inside, I cut a mat layer of dark brown card. On the white panel, I stamped a birthday greeting using C&9 Tiny Tagalong stamp set. I did the words in dark brown and added the solid banner with a soft kraft ink. I finished the inside by adding some autumn foliage from C&9 Sweater Weather.

 

 

For my next card I made the notecard from plum cardstock. I used rich, dark colour for the four turns. Then I did a stupid thing – I dropped the stamped panel on the floor and rolled my chair over the top. This resulted in deep creases in the panel. To disguise the creases I used one of my many embossing folders to add a pattern. I adhered the panel directly to the front of the notecard. I used C&9 matching Sweater Weather dies to make the sentiment panel. I die cut a piece of plum cardstock and used the drop-in words to cut out the letters. I cut the words again in orange, blue and green card and used the die in-lay technique to put the coloured letters back into the label.

 

 

On the inside, I cut a piece of white card and created a bold, colourful greeting using stamps from C&9 Cozy Up stamp set.

 

 

My final card is clean and simple. This time I made the notecard from kraft cardstock. I stamped the narrow sentiment strip from C&9 Lace Leaf with a dark kraft ink and added a strip of the left-over bright Sweater Weather with dimensional tape. Done. Very CAS!!

 

 

Inside, I cut a piece of white card onto which I stamped a greeting made from the sentiments in C&9 Sweater Weather Turnabout stamp set. I also added an ‘autumn leaf’ made from the solid heart and leaf skeleton stamps in C&9 Give Thanks stamp set.

 

I was on a bit of a roll, but when I have a turnabout stamp out, I like to make lots of panels.

 

That’s it from me today – thanks for sticking with me to the end of this long post. Take care of yourselves. See you next week.

Deborah, x