Fall / Halloween Blog Blitz - Maple Trio
by Candice Crawford

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Hi Everyone!

As the newest member of the Poppystamps Design Team, I am continuing the Fall /Halloween Blog Blitz showcasing a fall theme card using the new Maple Trio and Autumn Leaf die sets. When I think of the fall season, I often envision the trees turning colors and piles of leaves scattered throughout the yard. The inspiration for today's card is my vision of a the beautiful fall leaves captured on a stunning wreath. 

To make this card, I first die cut each of the leaf images from white card stock 5 times. This ensured I had enough leaves to build a full wreath. 

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Next, I took my Distress Inks in the colors Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, Ground Expresso, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss and sponged on two different but coordinating inks to each leaf.  This allowed the leaves to have an ombre appearance and look more realistic. The color combinations I used were, Barn Door with Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber with Crushed Olive, and Forest Moss with Ground Espresso. I colored two of the leaves each in one solid color of Mowed Lawn and Ground Espresso.  

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I then die cut two circle frames from the Double Stitched Circle Frames dies using both the second and third largest circles from the stack. After my frames were cut out, I then began adhering the colored leaves to the second largest circle frame with some liquid glue.  I started with my largest Maple leaf image, then adhered the largest leaves from the Autumn Trio set and then moved to the next smaller leaves ensuring the leaves were layered on top of one another in various different directions. I continued this pattern until all of the die cut leaves were adhered. 

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Next, I took the negative circle piece from the third largest double stitched circle frame and inked it with tumbled glass distress ink. I then stamped the Happy Fall sentiment from in black ink and attached the wreath image and sentiment to a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of white card stock that was embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder. The sentiment was popped up using foam tape. I embellished the card with some gold enamel dots from my stash and attached the entire card front to a my 4.25 x 5.25 inch card base. I really like how this card came together and the fine embossed detail each of the leaf dies showcase. 

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Ok now to what you've been waiting for!  The prize! On this post you can win the Maple Trio die set.

The Fall / Halloween blog blitz runs from September 6-17. 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST September 23 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on September 26.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
1.)   Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.)   Like each post you want to enter
3.)   LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND on each post you wish to enter.   Comments open through September 23. 

One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on September 26.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

Good Luck! And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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For all our friends who like to play challenges I want to let you know that Poppystamps is the sponsor for Time Out Challenges this week.  One winner will be selected to win a $20 gift certificate to the store!   I hope you find some time to play! 

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Fabulous card, the leaves are so realistic!

Liz xx

Love the card and die, Candice. I hope you are settling happily in the team and am looking forward to seeing your work.

Congratulations on joining the Poppystamps team. I can already tell that I am going to enjoy your posts!! Your card today is GORGEOUS!! I look forward to more inspiration in the future!!

This is beautiful and perfect for fall! Love how you colored the leaves!

Gorgeous fall card! Love the textures and colors!

Gorgeous fall creation, Candace! I love the leaves & the card design is awesome!

Beautiful fall card!! ❤

My favorite time of year! What a gorgeous card...thanks for sharing!!

So pretty in fall colors!

I love fall cards and this one is at the top of my favorites list!

Beautiful inked leaves. They look very realistic. I will definitely be trying this idea out. Great prize.

Fantastic fall card! Perfect colors and leafy wreath! :)

LOVE this beautiful wreath you made, Candice! So pretty. The colors really look realistic on the die cut leaves.

GORGEOUS leaves! I LOVE these dies!!!! Great job inking them!

WELCOME CANDICE! ;) LOOOVE what you've done with these leaves! I don't go so much for the Halloween stuff, but the LEAVES!!!! I LOVE THEM!!! ;) <3

I love your color blending for the leaves.
Thank you for the opportunity to win the maple trio leaves!

bella tarjeta, el suaje de Hojas me encantaron. Felicidades

Thank you Candice for the new to me technique...I like the size of the leaves which makes coloring easier! I look forward to more greetings!

I love leaves for autumn cards. Gorgeous wreath, Candice <3

Gorgeous wreath, Candice ... such rich colours and wonderful dimension ... fabulous with the texture and touch of gold! Anita :)

Lovely coloring of the leaves for this lovely wreath!

What a great way to use the leaves.

Love the card. It’s even faster if you ink or paint a page of autumn colors on card stock or watercolor paper in advance. Saves coloring each leaf unless you just want to do it that way.

Love the size of the leaves, great for an A2 card front. And your design is just lovely!

Fall leaves are my favorite and your card bring so much beauty of the leaves. THANK YOU for the inspiration.

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