Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz Begins
by Jeanne Jachna

It's a great day for a visit!  Our Holiday Happenings Blog Blitz begins today!  That means the design team will be sharing peeks at the latest release and offering a chance for you to win a prize on every blog blitz post!  You can see the entire Holiday Happenings Release here

I started by creating a distress ink panel in Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade.  I splattered the panel with water, watered down ink and white ink.  I inked up Whittle Maple and Oak Leaves with distress ink in and arranged them on a piece of plastic the size of my card base.   This makes it easy to pick up my layout while I work on the background. 


I cut the inked panel so it would fit behind the largest Double Stitch Scalloped Rectangle Frame and adhered it to my card base.   Alternately you could ink up the negative inside cut piece from the frame.

I attached the Doodle Thank You sentiment and arranged the leaves along the left margin of the card. 
I used two colors of distress ink for each leaf to add some depth and shadow.  I love how the stitched leaves match the stitched scalloped frame!
I inked up the details on the Whittle Squirrel with a cotton swab that I dabbed on a distress ink pad.

 And now the part you've been waiting for.. the prize on this post is the Whittle Oak Leaf die.

Let me fill you in on all the details ok?

The blog blitz runs from October 11-21. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST October 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on October 24. Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Supplies  (Finished Size 4.25 x 5.54")



Hi Jeanne - I love this background and those beautiful leaves on your project -I will try out blue leaves next time I do a project with leaves and distress inks - your project is a delight to view - thanks for the Blog Blitz

Jeanne ~

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this card!! The background is AWESOME, and I am wanting the entire Whittle Collection!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

Love your card and the bright colors. Very cheery!

What adorable colourful card!! It looks so happy! The new double stitched leaves are pure gorgeousness! Love so much the colours you used for the leaves, they look amazing in blue and violet, wow! I have never think to this! Thanks for sharing and for the chance in the blog blitz!

Your card is beautiful and so full of color!; love it!

Great card, Jeanne! It's so cheerful and fun. Love the Whittle Oak leaf from the new collection and would be thrilled to win it. Thanks for the chance!

Such a beautiful card! I love the colorful leaves and the design of your card is perfect.

I like your use of all the bright colors for leaves!

So much fun!! The colorful leaves against your lovely background make the perfect place for the squirrel to play in! Thanks for sharing.

The cuts of the leaves are
so detailed and realistic.
Love the colors. the shading
is great. Cute squirrel. Fun card. thanks for sharing

The fluttering colorful leaves dancing in the wind on this perfect autumn day ! If I were a whittle squirrel I’d b dancing too! ...amongst the whittle leaves!

I love your background and bright colored leaves. Just striking.

What a gorgeous Fall card! Love the colors!!!

This is SO PRETTY, Jeanne! LOVE ALL of the color! It is PERFECT for these Whittle Leaf Dies! I too like the stitching on them! AND that little squirrel is ADORABLE! PERFECT for fall!!! ;)

Love all the stitching details and the new Whittle additions are fabulous!

ohh hermosos colores muy linda tarjeta!!!

absolutely wonderful card...love your beautiful fall leaves!

Ohh, I am loving these new leave dies and the card you made here! The colors are so vibrant!!

Love your card, it is so bright and vibrant, makes you happy just looking at it!

This is just beautiful. I love all the vibrant colors. I can envision the sound of the leaves falling quietly where they may. :)

Hi Jeanne, This card is amazing !! I absolutely adore your oxide background (I still haven't got to grips with my oxide backgrounds yet haha), I love your technique with the acetate a brilliant idea, and the falling leaves colours are beautiful. I adore the frame.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Love the untraditional autumn colours, beautiful card. xx

Bright is best! Love the stitching on the leaves.

So much fun! The colors are so vibrant and joyful!

Adorable fall card! Love the pretty colors and that darling Whittle Squirrel! I am in love with all of the Whittle designs.... I have the fox and can't wait to choose a few more of the dies!

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