Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Four Seasons Challenge Blog...September - Anything Goes FALL...

Good morning everyone and welcome to The Four Seasons Challenge Blog!  This is our very first challenge and it runs for the whole month of September so come along and join us!  We look forward to seing what you create!  The challenge is for anything FALL.  The challenge runs from 12:00 AM (EST) Sept. 1, 2021 until 12:00 AM (EST) Sept. 25, 2021 with the winner being announced on Sept. 28, 2021.

Out Inspiration Board for September:

I made a card using the Heartfelt Creations  Countryside Cottage Collection and the paper I chose is from the retired Sweet As Honey Collection.  

My finished card size is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2".  Use Kraft Cardstock to make card base and cut a piece of Black Cardstock 1/8" smaller and glue to card front.  Cut a piece of the paper collection  4 " X 5 1/4" and glue it to the card front.

Stamp the elements using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and color with various Prismacolor pencils.  Die cut the pieces with coordinating dies and add glitter and allow to dry. Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of the paper collection using Jet Black Ink then cut out using the circle tag die.  I also cut a piece of cardstock and glued the sentiment piece to it to give it a bit more stability.  Tie a bow using the cord and hot glue it to the sentiment tag.  

Decide on placement for all the elements and glue down.  The card is ready to go.  This one should mail with one first class stamp!

I'm always so excited for Fall when colors change and leaves fall and the air becomes crisp!  I suddenly come alive again after the dog days of summer!

Heartfelt Creations Countryside Cottage Collection stamps and dies
Heartfelt Creatiions Celebrate Love Sentiments
HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die
Black, White, and Kraft Cardstock
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink 
Archival Jet Black Ink
Prisma Color Pencils
Blending Stumps
Odorless Mineral Spirits
Kraft Cording
Die Cut Machine
Hot Glue Gun
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive


Diane said...

Fabulous Fall card Glenda, love all the elements you have used and the mailbox with perched birdie couldn't be any cuter! Happy to have you on the team with us and your beautiful work!
Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}

Darlene said...

What a fabulous fall card Glenda! I too love Fall with the crisp air and cooler temperatures! I'm so happy you are on our design team ... can't wait to see all the fabulous designs you will be sharing! Happy Day to you ... FALL is upon us and I'm glad to see those 90 degree days behind us!! lol But there again that means 'the white stuff' is coming at us and I'm certainly not ready for that yet! LOL

Patricia Manhire said...

What a lovely card.

Donna Walls said...

Great card Glenda! Your coloring and design layout are gorgeous; looking forward to creating with you at The Four Seasons Challenge. Donna

Leslie Miller said...

Glenda, these stamps are so cute and I just love your little fall scene on the harvest gold paper! We don't get much unbearable hot weather in the summer, but I still love when fall arrives. That's when our wind dies down and the temps are perfect. I'm so happy to be on the team with you!

Carol L said...

What a fun fall scene with the pumpkin, melon and gourd and of course those pretty flowers! Love the little bluebird sitting on the mailbox post too! Happy fall to you!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Lovely card! I really like the scene you created, especially that cute little bird!