Saturday, October 29, 2016

Signs of the Season

11/01/2016: Artist Pick in the HSS Challenge #249!

As a youngster living in a cool climate, I remember my mother always using Indian Corn as part of her décor in the fall, both inside and out. Today's card was made for two challenges, one a color and the other a sketch. I will also use it in a few weeks to mail to a family member for Thanksgiving. (The National Day of Thanksgiving in the USA falls on Nov 24 this year.)

Two panels of cardstock were adhered to the card base. The white was stamped with some small swirly leaf images. A die cut "twine" was adhered along with a banner, in keeping with the sketch. The focal image is a bundle of Indian Corn and was colored with markers. It was fussy cut, then adhered to cardstock and fussy cut again. Two die cut ovals were adhered and the focal image was adhered. Five leaves were stamped, fussy cut and adhered to the lower portion of the oval. This was backed with foam tape and popped up for dimension on the card front. The button and folded tab decoration were added. The inside of the card was lined in white cardstock decorated with matching leaves.

The card has been submitted to the following challenges:
1. Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #249:

2. Color Throwdown #416:

3. Happy Little Stampers October Challenge Anything Goes with Dies:

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, fussy cutting, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Inks: Crumb Cake
Stampin' Write Markers: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait (retired)
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Other Materials
Stamps: Power Poppy "Maize for Days" (focal image) & Lil' Inker Modern Mehndi
Dies: Gina K Designs stacking ovals; Pretty Pink Posh Twine
Misc.: Button from stash


  1. Just beautiful Melanie! I love the corn image, perfect colors with your design. Fantastic card! :)

  2. I decorate with the corn,too! So perfect for the your card. Thanks for joining us at Happy little Stampers!

  3. Very cool colors for the indian corn! I like you creativity using the leaves to mimic the doily element on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  4. This is a beautiful card! I love the Indian corn and your choice of colors! Thanks for playing along at HSS!

  5. You've done a grand job matching your corn cobs with the leaves.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at HLS. :0)

  6. Love your corncobs and leaves!! Great use of all the challenges, so glad you joined us at CTD!

  7. Congratulations Melanie!

    You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design in our Sketch Challenge! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.

    Please contact me for the html for your badge of grab it from our blog site post.

    Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

    Come play again!

    HSS Design Team

  8. Love your Indian corn focal point! Beautiful take on the throwdown colors and so glad you played along in our challenge!

  9. Great card covering all the challenges...beautiful bright colors and love that image.