Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fall With A View...SDDC2

It's time for this month's Stamper's Dream Dreamy Challenge!

This month the challenge is to make a fall card with a window. It can be a literal window, or a window punched out of your card. You as creative as you like!

Now I MUST tell you that I made my *first* SDDC2 card over a week ago. And at the last minute I realized the challenge required a FALL card! So this is what I put together at the last minute. Of course, Laurie said since I MADE the first one in the FALL it should count! LOL! But I didn't want to break the rules, ya know! They would NEVER let me hear the end of that one!

The tree image is Hero Arts Stamping Green tree. I stamped it on watercolor paper using VersaFine Sepia ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The squirrel is from a clear set called Trees, Birds & Messages (out of stock). Both were colored with Tombow markers and cut out. I hand cut the grass with my scissors. Actually, it goes pretty quickly and doesn't take as long as you might think.

The designer paper on the front panel is from the Memory Box Twiggy paper collection. I used the scraps from the front panel to cut my grass, then sponged the edges with Peeled Paint Distress ink.

To make SURE I covered my tail on the FALL card part, I used my JustRite Brayton Font with their Rectangular Stamper Set to make the "Happy Fall Ya'll" sentment for the inside. It's something us Southerners say! LOL! NOW let them tease me about my card not being FALL! :-)

I cut the window for the sentiment using my brand new Label One Nestabilities . The frame for the sentiment was cut using two of the dies to cut at the same inside the other. Make sure the two dies don't touch when you cut using that method.

We would LOVE for you to play along with this month's challenge! All you have to do is make a FALL card with a view! Link your card to this post in the comments section. If you post to Splitcoast, please used the code SDDC2 so we can find them all together in the gallery.

I will use the random thingy to select the winner and post their name in my regular post on Wednesday, November 26. And this is the Dreamy Treat the winner will receive!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Dream Team dreamed up for this challenge!


I look forward to seeing your fabulous creations! And don't forget to link here!


Denise Marzec said...

Love that fall scene on the front. Totally fall to me...even without the extra fall sentiment on the inside. :)

GREAT giveaway btw. I love that pumpkin cart!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

LOVE the pps behind the cute stamped images! I LOVE this one!!!

The prize looks fun-love the ribbon and those cute pumpkins!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Wonderful use of the DP. I just love it as a backdrop to your stamped tree. The grass needs mowing. (kidding - that means the grass looks really natural - it was a compliment - oh never mind). And as far as your giveway goodies...pick me, pick ME!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is darling Michelle!! And I love that you put your window on the inside of the card!! Love that beautiful tree and that sweet little squirrel with that clever to combine the two!! Gorgeous stamp and beautiful ribbon too!!

Mothermark said...

What a precious card! A wonderful happy little scene.....Such a fun card...I love that tree stamp! I am lucky to have it! Happy today!

dpkennedy said...

Adorable! Cute scene and I love that MB paper!

Cat Tidwell said...

Oh this is awesome Michelle! LOVE the fall colors and your card is just full of em! And of course, love the 'happy fall ya'll' LOL!

omg, I hope you dont sell out of them label one dies by friday! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card inside and out - Michelle!!! The little squirrel is way tooooo cute!!!

If I have time tomorrow - I'll try to play to look for some stamps!!!

Jami said...

Love the soft colors on your card, and that darling squirrel!!

Here's one I did for the challenge.
hugs, Jami

Silke Ledlow said...

Hello again!!! Here is my input to your fun challenge...hope you like it???

Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous Stamp and Ribbons!!!

Hugs ~S~

Darlene said...

What an awesome card Michelle, and a very generous prize offering. This was a really fun challenge ... thanks for that!! Here is my card:
I also have it posted on my blog at
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Anonymous said...

Your card is so cute with that tiny squirrel image beneath the tree! I just love the label die cut window on the inside too!
I'm really rusty but I decided your 2nd challenge was the perfect time to get back into the swing of things. Here's my fall with a view card:

Joan Ervin said...

Such a beautiful card....I love the beautiful soft colors and the stamps you used are wonderful!!!! The inside is gorgeous, too...your attention to detail is amazing!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

super cute! since I'm late getting this notice, I will jump right on the challenge in the morning - well after those several cups of coffee I need to get my going of course!!! ;)

Jennifer Scull said...

Stick Chick Turkey Dinner

Here is mine. I'm trying to hurry so I get it posted in time! :) I also posted all the info on my blog so others can hopefully play along! thanks, Michelle!