Sunday, October 9, 2011

Glitter Queens October Blog Hop-Day 1

Good morning Ladies,

Welcome to our October Blog Hop!, we are so glad to have you join in and hop along, we hope you enjoy your visit and that we inspire you with our fall projects.

I chose to use the Stamp Set's 'French Foliage', from the IBC and 'Faith in Nature' one of the hostess sets from the IBC, I also used the DSP Spice cake. For anyone out there thinking of hosting a workshop there are some fabulous hostess sets to choose from and they are so affordable, you will love the new benefits of hosting a workshop! Plus in October you also get a Big Shot when you become a demonstrator!

For today's Hop I created 2 greeting cards. I love the leaves in the French Foliage set and I played around and stamped them in greens, yellows, oranges and browns, trying to mimic the colors mother nature gives the leaves this time of year.

For my first card, I wanted to showcase the pear stamp from the 'Faith in Nature' set, so I used two dies to cut out and create the frame using 'Spice Cake' DSP, I used dimensional's to attach the frame, after stamping the pear image in 'Lucky Limade' I used SU Watercolor Pencils to color in the image and added dimensional's to the back, then centered and attached it to the card front. I finished the card front by accenting the frame with some of the stamped leaves, I also added one leaf to the inside of the card.
I hope you like it, love the way it turned out and will be using the 'framed' technique again!

For my second card I decided to create and easel card, I started out with some neutral CS. After cutting and scoring I used the 'French Foliage' set, and I randomly stamped the CS with the cursive wording stamp, the leaves, and the distressing stamp, then I used 2 layers of complimentary CS ( more mustard & tempting turquoise) to frame the DSP before attaching it to the front, I used the same CS frame around the sentiment before attaching. To complete the card I attached the leaves around randomly and used the cursive writing stamp layered on DSP to make the easel stand up.

I really love the way this card turned out too, I think it would make a nice fall display at any Thanksgiving table.

I hope you like my projects today, be sure to leave a comment and I will put you in the drawing for my Blog Candy!!!

Just in case you missed someone along the way, links to the all of the Glitter Queen blog hoppers can be found below in order from beginning to end. Don't forget to leave a comment at the end of this post if you liked my project and I'll put you in the drawing for my blog candy! Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!!!
Now on to Candice's Blog!

Dawn Griffith
Deidra Williamson
Dee Slater
Joan Robertson
Bridgett Owens
Stephanie Lorenz
Jennifer Kay
Cely Havens
Tamara Gadberry- You are here
Candice Crawford
Anji Clements


  1. tamara, beautiful cards! i love all the colors and designer paper you chose too. absolutely fabulous!

  2. Love, love, love the easel card. The colors of the card is just beautiful.

  3. Tamara, gorgeous. Love how you used the French Foliage set. Just beautiful.

  4. Just Beautiful! I love the colors you choose, they go great together. Your projects always look so good!

  5. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the easel card...might have to try one.

  6. All cards are beautiful. I have Faith in Nature set and didn't quite know what to do, thanks for the great ideas.

  7. Your cards are very elegant and I just love easel cards they are so easy to display. Great job on your hop projects TFS :)

  8. Gorgeous card! I absolutely love fall and this card captures some of my most favorite parts of this season! Beautiful job!! See you tomorrow! Can't wait to see what you are sharing!

  9. very nice card fro giving at Thanksgiving time, love your colors!
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  10. Beautiful Fall foliage cards. I love the softness of your cards. I really like the easel card. It is so lovely. Thanks for sharing. I am a big fan of the Glitter Queens. I hope I am the lucky winning #. TFS

  11. Love that stamp set, and the colors you used. Your easel card is very pretty. TFS


  12. Love these cards and the colors. TFS
    Kristie G.
    thisday at ne dot rr dot com

  13. Both cards are wonderful and I love the idea of using the easel card on the table!! Thanks...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  14. I love the easel card! The Spice Cake paper is great and your card did it justice.


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