Friday, October 28, 2016

Save The Turkeys/Autumn Colors for Stamp Ink Paper and Retro Rubber Card Challenge Blogs


TGIF everyone!!  Today is the first day in about a week that we have no rain, the sun is shining bright and there are fluffy white clouds in the sky.  It has poured every night this week with major thunder and lightening too.  And, of course, electric on and off.  But it looks like it's going to be a great weekend.  

I cannot believe it is almost Halloween!  This year has flown by.  Although this is not today's card, I wanted to share a Halloween card that I made the other day. I used a new Prima doll image called Bootiful, some really old QuicKutz dies of a cemetery and bats, and a giant moon out of yellow glittered fun foam.  


Now for today's card, which is perfect for two card challenges going on.  This week's Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #71 had some funky colors to work with - mint, rust and mustard - perfect autumn colors.  


And the Retro Rubber Challenge #50 - is Fall colors!  Perfect.  One card for two challenges.  


I used the cutest little turkey image (and a phrase) from "Save the Turkeys" by Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  I have owned this baby for over two years now but it is still available to buy on her website.

I started with a top folding A2 white cardstock base.  I found an great plaid autumn paper from The Ghosts & Goblins Matstack by DCWV, which I adhered to the card front.  Then I found mint, rust, and mustard cardstock in the Harvest Gathering Matstack.  Using the 3 largest dies from the Pierced Rectangles STAX, I cut the rust with the largest die, the mustard with the next size down, and the mint with the smallest of the 3.  I also die cut some fir trees and pumpkins using two dies by Impression Obsession - Fir Trees (DIE084-V) and Pumpkin Patch (DIE202-G).  Lastly, I stamped the turkey and the phrase on a piece of white cardstock and fussy cut him out.  


I adhered the 3 layers to the card front.  I then distressed the edges of the trees with Vintage Photo ink and adhered them on top of the colored cardstocks.


Lastly, I colored the turkey with various copic markers, adhered him to the card front with pop dots, and then adhered some of the pumpkins on each side of him.  I glued some down and a few I used a pop dot behind it.  


That's it.  Done!  I wasn't sure how to use the mint (which looks blue here) but I decided to use it as the background sky.  I think it all worked out well.  I hope you guys liked both cards today.  

To enter a card in the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge, click HERE!

To enter a card in the Retro Rubber Challenge, click HERE!

Feel free to leave me a comment below on what you think of the cards.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

22 comments:

  1. I love both your cards, Michael! The prima doll is so elegant, and that turkey cracks me up! Love all the stitched layers beneath, too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at SIP! Hugs :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sandy. Glad the turkey cracks you up! LOL Thanks for the comments and for stopping by the blog. Appreciate it.

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  2. Both cards are really awesome! The turkey one is funny and the colors go so well with the base patterned paper.

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    1. The girl is fab. I like her patterned paper dress and I'm loving that sun!! AND did you make that most awesome paper in the background!

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    2. Thanks so much Rannah! As much as I love the turkey card, I really really love the Prima doll card. The sun was so easy - circle die with glittered fun foam. And the background paper is from my stash from years ago. Thanks for stopping by the blog and for leaving comments!

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  3. Hello MT,
    I love your Bootiful gal!
    Happy Halloweenie!

    Anna

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    1. Thanks so much Anna! Happy Halloweenie to you too. Remember my card? LOL

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  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber, good luck!!! Amy DT

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    1. Thanks Amy!! Was fun to play along again with you guys.

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  5. Michael, you really made me laugh when I saw that protesting turkey on your wonderful card. Your colors are great for our challenge. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! Was fun to play along with you guys and my protesting turkey. LOL

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  6. Cute cards! Love the layout of both. Thanks for going Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks Donna. Was fun to play along again with Retro Rubber.

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  7. LOVE the turkey stamp image... the sentiment is so perfect. Lovely coloration and layered textures. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week, Michael. We enjoy your participation in our gallery. (And the halloween card is perfectly spooky, especially the spider on her dress!)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments Katy. Was fun to play along with you guys again.

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  8. I always enjoy your entries into our challenge and this is no exception! Great job combining the colors and the turkey along with the trees and pumpkins. So glad you were inspired to have some fun with us at Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks so much Neva. Was really fun to play along with you guys again.

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  9. Ditto Neva's comment! This turkey is so cute and I immediately added in my mind "eat beef" because Montana is beef country! A great scene to showcase the turkey's protest! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber! I always look forward to your entries!

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    1. Thanks so much Jane! There are so many cool sayings with this set. And I was thinking the same as you since this whole country is beef country!! LOL. Was fun to play along again.

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  10. Awesome card Michael, the sentiment cracked me up, poor Turkeys..if only they were less delicious :) Good to see you in the gallery again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  11. Oh my Michael, I love your talent and I especially enjoy the images you use for your cards. So glad you joined the Stamp Ink Paper challenge along with the Retro Rubber Challenge blog.

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  12. Looove that turkey card so much! Gave me a chuckle! I really like how you lay all the elements out. You are so organized. My crafting is kind of a happy accident. Haha. Anyways great card again!! Thanks soooo much for joining the RR Challenge!

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