Life Moments, Part 2.

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Hi bloggers! Happy Saturday afternoon to you! I can honestly promise you that it was a totally coincidence when we asked two amazing designers to be guests on our blog (and it happened to be the same day) that they both made a fall leaf card with the sentiment “Life Moments”.  But, how can you NOT be inspired by Fall? The colors are stunning and nature is such a beautiful thing.

(This morning we shared an amazing card by Tammy Tutterow, and now we’re bringing you another beautiful project by Richele Christensen.)

I love the differences between their projects and how they are both completely amazing on their own! Without further ado, I bring you Life Moments, Part 2.

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Hello! It’s Richele Christensen! Have you seen the new Stamp and Framelits sets?! They are fabulous! My card features everything Tim Holtz, the Leaf Blueprint Stamp and Framelits, Distress Inks, Perfect Pearls Mist and some trinkets for the Idea-ology line.

Stamp the leaf image four times onto manila card stock with Archival Ink. Cut the background leaf piece to 3 1/2” x 4” and color the background with Distress Ink. Apply ink directly to your Craft Sheet Spritz with water. Drag your piece through the ink. Dry with a Heat-It tool. Repeat as desired. Die cut the three leaf pieces. Color the leaves the same as above just add shimmer with Perfect Pearls Mist to the mixture on your craft sheet. If you’d like to add a little more color use an Ink Blending Tool with Distress Ink. Cut the base card 9” x 6 1/4” from brown Kraft’Core, score and fold in half. Spray Perfect Pearls Mist 3-4 times directly to your craft sheet. Pounce the Leaf stamp into the mist and randomly stamp on the base card. Cut a mat 3 3/4” x 4 1/4” from rust Kraft’core. Distress the edges with the Paper Distresser, ink with an Ink blending tool and Distress ink. Stamp the message with Distress Ink and die cut with the matching Framelit. Add Mini Fasteners to all the corners. Attach all the layers with foam tape. Embellish card as desired.

Don’t you love how dimensional it looks?! The new Framelits make it so easy!

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day!

Richele

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SUPPLIES:

Richele is continuing to inspire us with this gorgeous Autumn Blueprint assortment below!

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Check out the video below! Tim Holtz shares some great tips on using the stamp & die combos:

Thanks so much for reading today, and thanks to Richele for being an awesome guest on our blog!

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  1. The leaf card is so beautiful. The colors are perfectly blended. I love the depth and dimension. The graphic look of all the cards is great.

  2. This card is stunning, with the layers of leaves and the copper spray!! Richele really did a great job with this stamp set, and I loved seeing from two such talented crafters just how versatile one stamp/die set can be. I’ve loved these blueprint designs since they came out, and with the layered dies, I truly cannot wait to get my hands on this one or one of the winter ones!

  3. Fall is my favorite season and I adore these cards! Wonderful coloring, techniques and embellishments. :)

  4. Love those cards! The colors are beautiful and I love the little embellies you add to the cards. Thanx for sharing!

  5. mamma mia che fantastica questa card!!!!!!
    mi sono completamente innamorata di lei!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

    Complimentoni alla grandiosa Richele Christensen

    e a tutti voi per lo splendido blog.

    a presto
    manu

  6. These Autumn cards are stunning! I have the blueprint leaf stamps but haven’t inked them up yet. Now I’ve been inspired I need to remedy that!

  7. What fun to enjoy two very different fall cards in the same day. I really like the texture and dimension of this card. The rustic bow is perfect.

  8. The cards are so beautiful . TFS.
    Great video. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
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