Saturday, August 16, 2014

"Fall Inspired" Thank You Card & August 2014 Sketch & Dare Challenge by Peggy Lee

the Die~Namites Monthly Challenge!

Entry #1 YOU MUST....use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
Entry #2 USE the sketch! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly)
 as a card, layout or altered piece!
Entry #3 INCORPORATE the dare into your creation.

Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

 You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog,
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog.
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the Die~Namites Die blog.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies

Here is my take on this month's Sketch and Challenge.....see more details, here.
with the smell of fall in the air (and yes I am saying it) even though it's still
summer here on the East Coast, there is a nip in the air that fall will be here shortly!
I knew I wanted to create a fall looking this Die~Namites Die "Acorn Foliage"
it's so beautiful colored with Distress Inks!

I started with some papers/stamps from Close To My Heart with a fall feel, adhered the paper
to card base, cut tiny banners and stamped the sentiment Thank You!
(everyone needs a thank you card for neighbors/friends bringing pies by)...
I love fall!

I used this beautiful fall die cut "Acorn Foliage" by Die~Namites!

Acorn Foliage

I did a water coloring effect with Ranger's Distress Inks and water...
I first die cut pieces out of white paper, sprayed the die cut with water.
Using a thin paint brush, (add ink color to a silicone mat) with water and 
paint brush picked up each color and brush over die cut image.
Just keep adding layers upon layers of color (ink).
Then when ink was dry, I used Versa Mark ink over the colored die cut piece,
sprinkled clear embossing powder over and heat set...which helped pop the color out!!!

Now the challenge was to use washi tape, that was a challenge for me!!
I found it hard to decide to place it, I used a wood grain washi tape...I just couldn't 
get it to work, until a piece ripped in half and then it clicked...added little pieces
here and there...done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
Peggy Lee

Versa Mark-watercolor
Ranger-Distress inks 
(mustard seed, pine needles, wild honey, rusty hinge, shabby shutters, vintage photo,
brushed corduroy, fired brick, age mahogany, forest moss)
Scotch-Tacky Glue
Mary Arts-twine
CTMH-stamps/paper/opaques/washi tape


  1. What a beautiful card. You used the washi tape just right :) It has been hot where I live and I am ready for Fall. Your lovely card did the trick. Thanks for the encouragement!

    1. Thanks so much, yes distress inks and die~namites dies work together lovely....and oh boy fall is a beautiful season!!!

  2. OMW.....LOVE the colors.....LOVE the card!! job WELL DONE my friend!!!

  3. Fall is coming ... I really get into the theme when i see a beautiful card like this !