Sending Autumn Hugs
by Nancy Penir


Hi, it's my turn to bring you a project, using Poppy stamps and dies, and I've chosen a darling new die called, Birch Stitched Frame. It's a power packed die, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2", with so many possibilities.


I wanted to keep my fall themed card monotone in color, and also full of sparkle. Truthfully, can't wait for cooler weather and soft breezes!


Once I cut the birch tree frame, I sponge inked it with a couple of Distress Inks onto watercolor cardstock, following a quick watercolor method I learned from Jennifer McGuire. Look closely to see how I applied darker tones to the sides of the trunk and underside of the branch. Then, instead of water I spritzed the whole die cut with Lindy's Starburst: Twinkles Tinsel, for an all over glittered effect.


The background is stenciled, first with sponge inking, then also sprayed with Lindy's Starburst. It's a quick and easy way to add a layer of shiny sheen to a card.


Same treatment for MB's Botanical Stem.



A bit of silver thread, a few silver  sequins, and a vellum sentiment embossed in white and platinum, and my card is done.

Hope I gave you some inspiration to start your fall cards. Is that a breeze I feel? Nope! It's the air conditioning coming on again.

Outside is 104! ~sigh~ Think I'll make another fall card and keep dreaming of season changes...

Happy Crafting!

Nancy Floral Signature copy








Adorable! Thanks for sharing the process!

Beautiful card.

I really like how you used so many different techniques and elements for the beige tree and leaves card. It is just wonderful!

BEAUTIFUL, Nancy!!!! ;) LOVE the Botanical Stem Die!!! ;) It adds so much!

Hi Nancy, Wow !! I love love love this !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Oh wow that is just gorgeous, love the stenciling along with the branch die and tree die!

Lovely card. Everything came together beautifully.

This is stunning!

Such a beautiful card! Love everything about it.

Great Card! It is so beautiful...really like the
stecil and the botaniccal stem die.

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