Friday, October 28, 2011

Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 CSS Sketch Hop

Wow- can you believe we are at the end of October already? It seems like it was just summertime and now we are approaching Halloween and Thanksgiving!!!!
Today the CSS team has a fabulous Melissa Cash sketch to work with. If you have arrived from Kay's blog, you are in the right place. If you would like to start at the beginning, click HERE.


Here is Melissa's sketch:




We hope that after you hop and leave comments, you will be inspired to enter a card at StampTV and play along. 

Now, for my card.  I used the pumpkin image from Theresa's "Autumn Beauty" stamp set. I stamped the image once on the die cut and then again, on a scrap of cs.  I colored both with Copics, but cut the one image out and popped it up next to the other. Now, for all the patterned strips.  It is home made washi tape.  I used double sided masking tape.  I attached white tissue paper to one side of the tape, smoothing as I went along.  I then trimmed all the edges, as close to the tape as possible.  Using Gina's "Bold Flowers" set, I stamped with black Memento, then sponged with Rusty HInge and Walnut stain Distress inks.






Make sure to leave comments as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 1), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!
I am happy that you have visited, but now it's time to visit Joy's blog and be wowed!!!!

116 comments:

Miesje said...

Perfect Thanksgiving card! I really like all those pumpkins. That paper is so pretty with it too. I know, can't believe all these holidays are almost upon us.

Marsha said...

Great job! Love all those pumpkins and your tape strips are so beautiful! How clever and resourceful.

Cheri said...

Fabulous technique with those tapes, GF. This is a perfect Thanksgiving card. I LOVE it!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Ooooh....karen!! I LOVE this!! absolutely gorgeous!

The Vannoy Family said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty card! Love your 3-D pumpkins! Thanks for sharing!

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Karen!! I love the dimension on the pumpkins and the strips of washi tape are fabulous! I am going to give this technique a try.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the great colored pumpkin patch!! Fun sketch huh?

Payne Holler Cards said...

just stunning! love the coloring and those dp are wonderful - those 3d pumpkins are the bomb!

Melissa Cash said...

Gorgeous card Karen! I love your stamped strips and your pumpkins are colored so perfectly. Have you noticed how many of us used Theresa's stamps for the hop?

Lynn B. said...

I love learning new techniques. Very creative! Now to find some double stick masking tape! Thanks!

Theresa Momber said...

Love your fabulous homemade tape!!! Such a beautiful fall card!

Sharon Jones said...

Love the way you popped up the pumkins! The colors are so beautiful together. Awesome card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! Love the popped up pumpkins and those homemade washi tape strips, very creative.

Chris said...

Love the card. Would not have thought to use those colors but they worked perfectly.

joy said...

Ohhhh, I ove the rich colors you have used. Very lovely job!

Kay S said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and how you popped up some of the pumpkins. Perfect Thanksgiving card! How did it get to be almost holiday time, already!?

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful card, great technique. I also have just seen a video on making your own Washi tape only using scor tape & tissue paper, the double sided masking saves a step, clever! TFS!!!

scrappinmommom said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving card. What clever ideas I learn from all of you, the tape is one of them.

terrie said...

Such a lovely card...well done

naneruth said...

A very lovely card!

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Karen! Love these rich Fall colors. Love how you did the accents on the ends of those strips...the homemade Washi is amazing!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Lovely Thanksgiving card! Love the way you popped the pumpkins!

maryc1254 said...

What a stunning card.

Crafty Patti said...

very different on the tape great idea. nice card!

Michele Gross said...

Lovely! Love how you popped up a few of the pumpkins :)

Diana said...

Really do like the combination of elements in this card.....great colors

cardscrapper said...

Great card. Colors are soooo fall and thanksgiving.

Marj said...

Love the way you did the pumpkins! It's a great card!

Aunt Linda said...

Love this card. Fall is my time of the year. I love all the greens, golds, oranges etc. Beautiful
work....TFS

Joan said...

This card is beautiful- The subtle colors of the background strips is just so impressive-gives me inspiration to try new color combos.

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous card!! Love everything about it!! So pretty!!

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous card. Love the popped up pumpkins and homemade washi paper. Have to try that!

Riette said...

Whenever I see stunning thanksgiving cards like this one I so wish it was a holiday here in South Africa!

elizabeth said...

Love the colors and dimension on your card.

imbighouse said...

Great card...the pumkins seem to just pop right off the card,thanks for sharing!

melissa said...

very pretty card thanks for sharing i hope if u have time to stop by my blog thanks
melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com

Claudia R said...

So pretty. Great ideas.

sweetmarie said...

nice thanksgiving card! colour combo is so nice!

Jan said...

Love your card. Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Your choice of paper & coloring of the pumpkins captured the season. Thanks!

Brenda said...

Surprising how the focal point elevates just enough with the those pop squares beneath. I can imagine the focal being just glued on. This is much better!

Julie said...

What a great Thanksgiving card. Love all the fall colors you used.

Linda said...

Great Thanksgiving card. Love the colors of the paper and the DP paper. The frame with the pumpkins are also great. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Glamour said...

Beautiful cards, love the Pumpkin
Thanks for sharing

Diane

Pam D said...

Love the grn tabs under the black pearls, nice touch, and how the pumpkins are popped, TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

Carol said...

Lovely design and beautiful colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

NJMullins said...

Wonderful use of image and paper coordination. Just beautiful!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

I just love fall cards, and your card is so pretty.
Hazel
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www.the2pinkladies.com

--Marcy said...

The DP is so great! Your pumpkins look real!

Sharon in Arizona said...

What a great Thanksgiving card - love your pumpkins!!! This is such a great sketch and I'm so enjoying seeing everyone's creations!!! Thanks for sharing - hugs, Sharon :o)

Lucy said...

This card screams FALL!!! Did you and Gina go to the same coloring school? The pumpkins have so much depth to them. Thanks for the homemade washi tape idea. Gonna try it as soon as I find double sided masking tape.

Sharon said...

What a great fall card! Love the pumpkins and colors used.

onecalmmom said...

Wow!!! I love the entire color palette. Everything blends so nicely, and love how the pumkins pop. Definitely need to try this!

nannasuep said...

What a wonderful card. I think this is my favorite so far!!!

alex said...

Such a lovely card, the DP sets off the pumpkins so beautifully

Linda Palmer said...

So pretty. Love the colors you used and the beautiful papers.

okiedee said...

Perfection! So elegant...I really love your card. Thanks for sharing.

sassyb07 said...

hi Karen
as always your card is simply amazing!
hugs, Valerie

Margie said...

I've hopped all over because this sketch really speaks to me, and this is my very favorite! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

2amscrapper said...

love the color combo and coloring

Aixa M. said...

Love the pumpkins!

marie41837 said...

So warm and beatuful.

Die Cut Lady said...

Nice card and great colors.

Theresa said...

Great card!! And your tape is so cool ....I must try this as soon as I find double side masking tape. So creative!!!

The Card Maker said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

patm said...

Great job on the card, love the colors.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Karen, that is an awesome Thanksgiving card. Love your coloring.

Vesta said...

Love the autumn colors and themes! Beautiful cards!

Joan said...

Gorgeous...as always! I don't even have to wait for the photo to appear to know I'm going to love it.

jazy1m said...

So love this card and the colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

LoveSnailMail said...

Your washi tape technique is absolutely perfect for this card. Great idea and perfect colors.

jean w. said...

Karen, beautiful coloring on those pumpkins!

patti said...

What a lot of detail you put into this card! I am amazed!

Creative Mojo said...

Vintage Chic at its best!
x0x
L.

Golda said...

Wow! That is a great card and I am totally impressed with your making the strips yourself. Great work!

LORRAINE p said...

handmade washi tape. I can't wait to get started.

CraftyJo said...

Fascinating! I don't know how you folk think of these wonderful things to do.

Mary Ann said...

Oh this is beautiful - I think I just got my idea for my Thanksgiving cards.

Sharon said...

Love those pumpkins, you just made them pop!

margaret said...

Thanks Karen- I love the harvest ,Fall and Thanksgiving cards-- so much color and interest themes. Thanks !

Olena said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the papers you used! Great job! Olena

RuthAnn said...

This is a beautiful card, love the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing. RuthAnn

Sylvia said...

I likenthe way you made the pimpkins pop! The colors are stunning. Beautiful job.

Janet said...

oh this is just beautiful - what great colors

Evelyn said...

Very nice, and thanks for the explanation on the washi tape. I'm not familiar with it, and it's always nice to see something new and different.

66anna66 said...

Love pumpkins and how you got them to have dimension. Also the combination of bright pumpkins and the darker paper is spot on!

Dee said...

Beautiful use of colors on your autumn/Thanksgiving card.I liked the washi strips--very creative! I'd like to try it sometime.

Linda said...

what an awesome card. Good job!

pamselinski said...

I love your card it is so pretty

kim.scrapper said...

Your card is beautiful, love the homemade washi tape idea, tfs

Scrapacat said...

Your tape came out wonderfully! Love the dimension of the pumpkins too. You color so beautifully!
~ky

cosie said...

Lovely autumn colours.

JourneyGirl said...

What a beautiful card! Love the eye candy!
dekida

Donna said...

Wonderful, just stunning, love the pumpkins and how wonderful it looks to pop half of them. Terrific job!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Love the homemade stripes. I didn't understand it (instructions) but love it:-)

Honortem said...

Just striking- the fall colors are beautiful

Terri J said...

Love this Thanksgiving card, and how you added dimension by popping up some of the pumpkins.

Barbara Colbert said...

Great looking Thanksgiving card....excellent look!

crotnem said...

Lovely card my friend!

kylee said...

Great job on your card!! Washi tape? i got to check this out. Thanks for the heads up! Thanks for the inspirations.

ky

Barbara said...

Neat Card! I like your use of colors - very seasonal.

Yvonne said...

Very nice card. Love the colors you used

Barb said...

love the colors and the pumpkins. very pretty.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous Thanksgiving card!

stampqueen said...

Awesome idea with the double sided tape!!!! I will have to try that!!! Great card!!!

SueB said...

These colors are right up my alley. Love the sketch and your card; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Michelle said...

OMG! my head is spinning from all the great cards I've seen through out this blog hop! wow...I love ur card!!!!

Arlene said...

Love your card. The colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing

Kris said...

Simply lovely! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Mary Strauser said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue D said...

Lovely Thanksgiving card!

Oneofakind said...

So many great ideas with just this one sketch. The more pumpkins the better.

Lori said...

Karen, I LOVE your card, every single little thing!!!

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous Thanksgiving card Karen! Cool way of doing the horizontal stripes, and your pumpkins are so beautifully colored!

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a very nice card ^_^

Carolina said...

Such a darlin' Thanksgiving card! Love the dimensions you achieved by popping some of the pumpkins up - so beautiful!!!

Shirley said...

This really exudes Thanksgiving warmth! Beautiful!

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