My youngest daughter’s birthday is in October. I have never made her a card that represented her month of the year. So this weeks challenge theme gave me an opportunity to do just that.
First cut a rectangle from white cardstock that measures 5.25″ x 6.75″ then using the stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs called: S016 – Earth and Sky stencil clouds on the upper third of this rectangle. The picture shows me using this stencil on a different project. I forgot to take a picture of this one.
Next, using Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1366 – CountryScapes – Land & Sea
and the edge die that has the barn and trees, tape it to the top of a 2nd piece of white cardstock that measures 6.75′ x 5.25″. Color the barn and trees and the top edges with Copic Markers. Then I used PanPastels to color the rest of this layer. Adhere this layer to the stenciled clouds layer, matching up the two bottom corners.
Next, die cut all the elements from these die sets:
Cut all the pcs. that make up the scarecrow, and the bale of hay pc. I didn’t use the pumpkins from this set.
Instead, I used the pumpkins from this set that I just discovered may be no longer available.
I cut the stalks out twice, the pumpkins several times to have enough and 3 times for the sunflower pcs. I also cut the vine pc. twice. All these pcs. were cut with white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.
The last die set was also from Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1084 – CountryScapes – New England Stone Wall & Gate
Cut the little fence piece twice. The last element is the “happy birthday” sign. I stamped the sentiment on another pc. of wood grain cardstock and glued it to a leftover pc. that looked like a stake to me.
Now adhere all the cute little elements to make your “October” fall scene and adhere to a side fold base that measures 5.5 ” x 7″ Here’s another look:
Thanks again for spending some precious time over here! I hope you’ll take this week’s challenge and I’ll see you in October when I will host the blog and have a special guest designer planned.
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: Soft Finish Cardstock Dove Gray 12′ x 12″ (base card), Clear Double Sided Adhesive 10mm
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus