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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I love leaf cards - this is so fabulous! The background used is terrific - tfs

Gorgeous wreath - love your ink blending!

Great idea--love your ink blending!

I love those maple leaves!!!

The leaves are so pretty. I love all of the fall colors....

Fab fall colours on this lovely card.

Lovely card!!! The Maple Trio is a great die set!!! It is probably not important to anyone but me (LOL), but I love this set because the leaves have stems. In so many leaf sets, the leaves don't have stems and I really hate that for fall leaf cards. :)

The Autumn leaves look really nice. I like the design

I LOVE the colors of Fall and you have captures them beautiful with this card!!

This is beautiful! I love wreaths; I'd collect them if I had room to store them. haha Paper ones might be a lot easier … hmmm... lol I'd love to win this set; keepin' the fingers crossed.

Oooh, these ink blended leaves are just gorgeous! I love fall colors and designs so these leaves are a must-have.

Hi Candice, Welcome to the Poppystamps Design Team. This fall card is beautiful, I love your idea to make the leaves into a lovely colourful wreath. This is really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Welcome!! :) Congrats for your DT position, and your sample card is a delight! Love so much the fall wreath with all these amazing leaves and the embossing makes them pop!!!

Gorgeous leaves, wreath and colours. So pretty. Hugz

Oh wow, this is such a beautiful card and I really love the leaf dies!

I love how you made the wreath out of the leaves. Beautiful card it screams fall!!!! Thanks for sharing

Lovely card Candice! Your leaves look great!

Welcome, Candice! What a great first card. Love the leaves and the colors of this card. Hugs

Love the colors and textures! Beautiful leaves!

So pretty!

Beautiful! Lovely die sets.

Beautiful card and wonderful coloring...

Beautiful card! Loving the colors, layout, background, and of course those dies!

I love the colorful leaves!

Love how this turned
out with the leaves!
Looks lovely.
Carla from Utah

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