Today is my cousin in Scotlands birthday, I wanted to show you the card I made for her.

The second I saw the new Farmer’s Market set from Hearfelt Creations I fell in love, so I bought everything in the set. It feels very autumnal this week (I put the central heating back on over the weekend!!) so harvest is a theme I wanted to use for my cousin’s birthday card.

I’m VERY busy at work at the moment – 13 hour days are rather the norm over the last month, so I wanted something that would be simple and quick, but still attractive. I settled on taking one of the panels from the paper pack and creating the vines with the ‘Jars and Vines’ stamps and matching dies.

I stamped the stamp in Lucky Limeade ink on some Pistachio Pudding card and die cut them, then used sponge daubers to add some Peeled Paint Distress Ink to some of the leaves.

The card base is a cream C5 card, then I layered some Simon Says Stamp Kraft Woodgrain cardstock on top. I fiddled around with the vines until I had decided how I wanted them, then attached them to the base with Hi-Tack glue. Once the vines were set I attached the sentiment panel with roll-on glue.

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Inside the card I stamped the sentiment from the ‘Veggie Collage’ stamp set and coloured it with Distress Markers in Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose and a little Worn Lipstick on the butterfly.

DSC01458I decided the outside of the card needed some extra embellishment, so I found some Blazing Poppy petals that I had left over from making my Step Sister’s card and inked them up with a sponge dauber and Spun Sugar ink and shaped them with my Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. I stuck them together with Hi-Tack glue then added a Sweet Lilac Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower centres. In hindsight I should have made a third flower, but I only had 2 ready made so that’s how many I had to put on the card.

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Is it feeling autumnal where you are? Only one more day of the week left! (although I’m working early on Saturday and dropping my parents at the airport early on Sunday, so it won’t feel much like the weekend!!)

DSC01455Sophia Hodgson Signature Tree

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