Friday, November 9, 2012

StampTV CSS November Inspiration Blog Hop

Hi blog friends!!

Welcome to the November blog hop of the StampTV Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Design Team. 

If you've come here from the super talented Brenda's blog, then you're in the right place.  If not, and you'd like to see the entire hop, blog by blog, link back to The Beginning so you won't miss a single fabulous creation. 

Our team member Kay Simmons gave us this great inspiration to create with

Here's my card inspired by Kay's photo
 
I was inspired by the textures and the warm brown colors.  For my card I used "Heartfelt" set by Theresa Momber.  (On of my very favorites).  My bg was created using a Sizzix ef and Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Diffusers.  I used a masking technique to get the silhouette foliage in the bg, stamped and colored the pumpkins with Copic markers then fussy cut them and mounted them in front of the foliage with pop dots.  I also added a bow using Gina's recent video "Beautiful Bow" technqiue 
 
I'm also sharing this card on Outlawz CAS "Thank You" Challenge this week.  Check it out for some great challenges and more chances to win great prizes.
 
Before I go, I'd like to thank all the Veterans of our military for your dedication and service to our country. It's a privilege to be living in freedom and I will never forget that you gave me this privilege. Please take a moment this weekend (or any time) and remember our Veterans and thank them.
 
Thanks for stopping by, now hop on over to another super talented lady, Geri's blog and see her fantastic inspiration piece. 
 
Be sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 13), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!  
 




 

 

95 comments:

Miesje said...

Very, very pretty! I really like those pumpkins and love the way you showcased them.

Jennie said...

Love the texture on this and the pumpkins just pop on this! Lovely design Cheri!

Theresa Momber said...

Cheri, wow, wow, wow! I love your amazing coloring and the gorgeous design. So simple and classy!

Kay S said...

This is SO pretty, Cheri! Love the way you did the embossed background with the open space for the greeting. The pumpkins are colored so beautifully, too!

Rosy Newlun said...

Great card using the embossing diffuser - love the pumpkins pop dotted out, too!

joy said...

Love the color of your card and the cute bow at the top!

Melissa Cash said...

Love your card Cheri, I really like that you used the diffuser and created the texture to the outer part of the card only. Your pumpkins are colored so pretty.

Brenda said...

Wow Cheri!!! This is gorgeous!!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the background, very cool!

sue morris said...

What a lovely card cheri! just beautiful!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I love the color combo with the orange. Awesome pumpkin coloring too!

redwasher1 said...

Wow, Cheri, this is gorgeous!! Love how you did the texture in the background.

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a lovely autumn card ~_^

Melanie said...

Awesome interp of the photo! love the embossing and circle inside!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great card and so perfect with the photo colors too.

Patti J said...

Gorgeous, dear friend! Love it!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful! also loving how you did the background and your pumpkins are perfect (-:

Sharon said...

Great card! Love how you did the background and sentiment - have never seen that before.

Gayle said...

Love the ef and need to check out the TH embossing diffuser. Your pumpkins are beautifully colored.

naneruth said...

I so need to find out how to get that embossing just around the edges! Love everything about this. So very pretty. If you have time maybe you could tell us how that is done. I haven't seen any embossing diffusers and don't know what to look for.

Carryn Dyer said...

Love the SIMPLICITY of the card.

Carryn Dyer said...

Love the SIMPLICITY OF YOUR CARD!!

HappyCrafter said...

This is lovely, and that bow is definitely beautiful!

Karen B said...

Very pretty card.

kdnkdd

mamablitger said...

Oh...this is gorgeous love the embossing done using diffuser for an open area. And the masking for the bg foliage...impressing...thank you for sharing .

Mari said...

Gorgeous card. I love making fall cards and the beautiful warm fall colors.

Donna Phelan said...

I agree Perfect Pumpkins! Love the texture and the round focal point, that's a wonderful technique!

mamablitger said...

Oh my....love your card. The embossed bg really stands out using the difuser ..thanks for sharing !,

Parker said...

I like this look for your card and the diffused part is great for the background.

BeverlyBL said...

I think all of your elements came together in a perfect card. Very pretty.

Kathryn A said...

Beautiful card--love the texture!

Kathryn A said...

Love this card, and especially the textured bg!

stampqueen said...

Awesome - love the pumpkins and the texture background!!!

Anonymous said...

love the details on your card, just beautiful and your bow adds to the perfect look
Nadine Cunha

Elizabeth said...

Love the texture on the card. Gorgeous!

jandbspiegel said...

I like the background techniques that you used. I also hopped over to Addison's link. I'll be sending cards off to you for her - bless her little heart - I'll be praying for her

jandbspiegel said...

I love how you did the background techniques on your card - beautiful. I also hopped over to Addison's link. Bless her little heart, I'll be sending cards off to you for her.

scrappinmommom said...

Very pretty card, love the texture in the background and the new bow just sets it off with the feel of fall.

Audrey said...

I absolutely love your card, it is gorgeous

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Thanks for a lovely card. The pumpkins look as though they've just been picked off the vine.

Arlene said...

Very nice - love the background idea!

Carol said...

Just bought the diffuser set. Great card. I need to try making it. So many good ideas.....so little time

Rita Allen said...

Wow!! So cool like Autumn feel- so hot hot here makes me feel like there is a gentle breeze ariound Thank you

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card here. Such perfect fall colors. Thanks for sharing your idea with us.

Joan
MN

elizabeth said...

Brenda, great use of the embossing folder and your bow adds a nice tailored touch....

Sue Bridges said...

very nice design, and well balanced!

Elise Mungovan said...

Thanks for remembering the Veterans. I just came back from a program in our town honoring some very special veterans and inducting them into the Hall of Fame.
Love your card. it holds a very special meaning.

Debi said...

Very Lovely

Barbara said...

The way that you embossed and used texture are wonderful. Thanks.

meemee48 said...

Beautiful card!

Char said...

I really like the way you stamped the folliage "behind" the popped up pumpkins. You have many lovely textures on this card.

Anonymous said...

Nice texture and arrangement. Quite lovely!

Margy said...

Love this card!

Lagene said...

Wonderful card, I love your texture & central stamping!

Carolyn Hassall said...

Very pretty card - I had heard about the diffusers, but hadn't seen one used. Now I want one!

Fran in Frankfort said...

Great card, love the background and the pumpkins.....cute bow too!!'
Fran flusch@gmail.com

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, I like the textured background and the bow gives it a nice finished touch. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda E said...

Cheri, I love your use of the embossing diffuser. Putting the pumpkins outside the flat area looks especially interesting, another way to do the out of the box technique.

NormaJ2005 said...

Great job on this card, I have never mastered that technique, and I love the pumpkins...........

Unknown said...

that is a lovley effect with the center smooth and the border embossed!
lovely card
thanks
Holly

Debbie G said...

Very pretty card.

usharon said...

I am so happy to see the Fall colors on your card along with the pumpkins. Perfect for this time of year...not time for Christmas just yet!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love your card! Your embossed background and perfect colring make it stunning, but wait I almost forgot the awesome bow, in fact I love everything about it. TFS

Dara Hoffman said...

Love the simplicity of your card. It adds to the overall beauty.

Kike' said...

Such a gifted gal! Love the card!

Kris in Alaska said...

Love that texture on the background!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Marsha said...

Great card. Beautiful embossed background, lovely ribbon. Always love those pumpkins.

Susan Wright said...

Indeed Cheri we can be thankful to our veterans for our freedom. I am honoring my family veterans and all veterans on my facebook page. Your card is so perfect for the inspiration picture. Great job!

Kitty said...

Just beautiful

Blessings,
Kat

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Cheri, this is amazing! I love the texture with the masked oval. Beautiful pumpkins and love the foliage behind them.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Wonderful card! Love the pumpkins:)

Anonymous said...

I love this card. The background and other techniques make it lovely. Louise

Olga said...

What a pretty card! Nice pumpkins!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very pretty card, Cheri! I am so glad to join in the fun this time around!!!

Alexanne Stone said...

Elegant, simple and beautiful. And ... you are welcome for my service. It was my honor to serve this wonderful country of ours!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful fall card.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Beautiful card, love the masked foilage and texture

Kathy E. said...

Love this card, and I too need to learn how you did that embossed background!!!

Shari M said...

love the way you did the background,. Really adds to this. Thanks

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat Jandacek said...

I second your comments to Veterans...God bless them! Your card is wonderful and your description is very much appreciated. I'm going to have to check on Tim Holtz 'diffuser' folders - love the effect.

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful card. Even though the background is a muted color, it does the card justice as the pumpkins really pop. I love your choice of embossing folder to give the card some texture. Very beautiful!
~Sandi Krueger

Anonymous said...

Love the textures and colors of this card, great job.

Sharla Backer said...

Beautiful card,perfect for Thanksgivong, love the texture.

Di said...

The colors are so warming to me. Makes me think of Thanksgiving and family. Striking card!

joann said...


What a great card.jossie38

Jodee said...

I love the way the texture is so crisp with embossing.

Stephanie Earls said...

LOVE the embossed piece being the same color as the circle. It makes the pumpkins center of attention for sure. LOVE this card!

Sharon said...

Awesome card, love the embossing technique and great intetperation of the photo inspiration

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Cheri! I love how the embossing frames the image! Great take on the sketch!!

NJMullins said...

Love the use of diffuser to spotlight the image! Great card

gobluektb said...

I like the embossed resist on the center of the card. I've been wanting to try that technique.

Judy Woodland said...

Love your texture here. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I can't wait for Gina to show us how to use the new Tim Holtz diffuser in a video. I think your background would work great for a man's card! Lynn K

Betty Neville said...

What a beautiful fall card, Cheri! You did such a wonderful job coloring the pumpkins; and love your partial embossing!

Lori said...

Your card is so pretty Cheri and I just love the design!!

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