I wish I could say that “fall is in the air” here in Florida, but it’s over 90 degrees today, super sunny and humid. Mind you, I’m not complaining, but I definitely miss the seasonal climate changes that I grew up with in Pennsylvania. So, I was pretty psyched when Stephanie Barnard came out with these super cute Pilgrim stamp sets (pilgrimGIRL2stamp and pilgrimboy2stamp) this past month over at The Stamps of Life. I had so much fun working with these sets!
For my first card, I decided to make another Z-fold card since I really enjoy making them. For easy instructions on creating a Z-fold card, you can check out my my last blog post and scroll to the bottom. After stamping the Pilgrim boy and girl, I colored them with Copic markers and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. For the background panels, I used the yellow watercolor wash paper from My Favorite Things. The cute white picket fence came from the Sizzix Flowers & Fence Stamps & Dies. For the background trees and leaves, I used the Sizzix Birds & Trees Stamps & Dies. I diecut two trees from heavy white cardstock and then colored them with various shades of brown Copic markers. I then die cut a number of leaves from fall-colored carstock. I then used the grass die exclusive to The Stamps of Life to die cut the grass in front of the fence. For my pumpkin patch, I stamped, colored and die cut pumpkins from both the pilgrimboy2stamp stamp set and also the pumpkins2cut stamp set. For the pumpkin vines, I actually used the balloon string dies from the Sizzix Balloons Step-ups Card Die Set and added some leaves that I die cut using the Sizzix Owls Stamps & Dies.
The nice thing about Z-fold cards is that you can add so many elements and dimension to the card, yet it can still collapse nicely into an A2-sized card when folded.
My second card also used the same Pilgrim stamps and dies as mentioned above. For the largest frame of the card, I used the stitched scalloped frame from Mama Elephant’s All Prettied Up Creative Cuts. I then used both The Stamps of Life Stitched Rectangles and the Large Stitched Rectangles by Lawn Fawn to add the next two layers. I then used the Mini Scallop Oval Stax by My Favorite Things to cut out the scalloped center of the card. For the background, I water colored a “fall sunset” and then stamped my sentiment.
Lastly, I made this little dog card using the super cute friends4cookie stamp set (a favorite of mine!) and coordinating dies. I stamped and fussy cut the dog bowl from the treats4cookie stamp set and added the turkey using the same pilgrim stamp and dies from above.
I will be entering these cards into the Simon Says Stamp “Anything Goes” Wednesday Challenge.
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