Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thinking outside the box - fall card

I've been looking at ways to add some more texture or 'pop' to my cards and scrapbook pages.  Pop Dots are wonderful tools...but there are lots of other things out there.  Today I am using raffia.  Here's what I came up with.

I am using one of Paper Piecings By Nikki's new fall files.  Here's a peek at the whole file:

After piecing my image, I used a standard paper punch to punch two holes in the dark brown paper.  Then, I threaded the raffia through.  Raffia is a great medium..you can tear and manipulate it, in all manner of ways.  Then I used pop dots to place my piecing over it.  I really like the way this "pops".

On the sign, I ran it through my cuddlebug and then ran some ink over it to distress it a bit.  I'm really happy with the way this came out! 

I would love to hear some other ideas for making my designs "POP".  What do you use? 

Thanks for taking  a peek at my project today!  I'm entering this in some challenges. 

First is Cooking With Cricut - their challenge is to add texture!  You must use your cricut in some way - and I used it to cut out these files from Nikki!  The texture is my cool raffia!

Second in Shopping our Stash - their challenge is embossing.  I used my embossing folders on this one in two places!!!

Third is Tuesday Taggers - their challenge is anything goes. 

Fourth is Tuesday Throwdown - using cut corners, edges, etc...  I love my Martha Stewart edge punches!

Fifth challenge is by My Craft Spot - usinga wild animal in your project...lucky for me, crows are wild!



15 comments:

Creative M said...

Super Duper Cute!TFS
Migdalia

Linda Therrien said...

this card is soooo cute. Love the raffia - great idea.

Linda

Mommy25 said...

such an adorable card! i'm a new follower & email subscriber! I just started using glitter glue to accent parts of my cards but I also use pop dots :)

My Crafting Channel said...

Too cute. Love the use of the raffia.

Nana
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GiGi said...

This is so cute! Those big eyes are just adorable and I love the way you added the raffia! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Sheena said...

Super Cute!!

Susan Dube said...

Very sweet and I love the raffia. Nice backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Susan, DT

lauren bergold said...

what a totally fab and ♥FUN♥ fall card! and a brilliant use of the wooden e/f on the sign there, i love it! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Such a fun Fall card and I love the cuts. Raffia is so fun especially for Fall. Thanks for playing at CWC.

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Great project. Love the bird and the raffia is so perfect for Fall. Thanks for playing at CWC.

Gwen said...

Love this card, it truly is adorable! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Hi Patti!! This is so adorbs! I love all the detail - simply awesome!

Diana :)
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Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is so cute! Those eyes are fabulous and I love the way you've used raffia!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Larelyn said...

So adorably cute! Thanks for sharing at CWC.
Hugs,
Larelyn

onecraftymama said...

Love the raffia! It adds so much texture :) Thanks so much for playing along with the embossing challenge at Shopping our Stash (and sorry for my belated comment!)

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