Friday, October 20, 2017

Pretty Fall Tent Card

Today's card was designed to teach a new concept to the gals at my local library by showing them how to make a Tent Card in November. This card will be entered @ Words 2 Craft By for "Autumn", @ The Crafty Addicts for "AG/Autumn Colors", @ Moving Along With the Times for "Autumn/ Fall", @ DL Art for "Thankful Thursday/Fall Colors", @ Creative Knockouts for "Fall", @ Double D for "Leaf It To Me", and @ City Crafter for "Pumpkins".

Using the size of the focal stamp as my guide, I cut my card base from olive green cardstock and scored it twice...once for the spine of the card and then again horizontally in the center of the front panel. I cut a layer from orange cardstock and trimmed around the ivory panel after stamping the image (this set was retired from Stampin' Up!) in brown Memento ink.

Using a label die cut set, I cut out the inside sentiment "stopper panel" and then sponged the edges with the brown ink after stamping the flowers and the sentiment. All coloring and shading was done with colored pencils.

So that the "stopper" would be effective at holding up the card front, I adhered it with foam squares to the bottom inside of the card. When adhering the stamped panel to the front, the most important part is to remember that you only need to glue on the bottom half, lol!

While this card is on the smaller size -around 4" square - it is simple but eye catching!

As you can see, I added blue sky and green grass to the background of some of the pictures in the "collage" and shaded with darker colors for some depth.

On the inside, above the "stopper", I stamped the second sentiment from the set also in the same brown ink.

That's it for me today...things are slowly getting back to "normal" around here after returning from our wonderful vacation. Until next time~


  1. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  2. I love your fun fold card, and the way you paired the sentiments. Thanks for sharing your sweet coloring with us at Words 2 Craft By!!

  3. Simply perfect! Great coloring! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LEAVE it to me!’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  4. What a super Autumn card,thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxxx

  5. I enjoy this type of card and have made a few myself. I love your collage image and how you've colored it and the way you paired your sentiments. A very lovely card and anyone would be happy to receive it :-) Thank you for sharing it with us at Words2CraftBy for our Autumn challenge!

  6. I really love your autumn card --the beautiful stamps, coloring and tent design! I've never tried that fold; thanks for the inspiration and the autumn beauty!

    1. aww, thanks! And you are welcome -hope you give it a try!

  7. This is FABULOUS! Love all of your beautiful fall images, wonderful colors. This card is designed perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Double D, Leave It To Me Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  8. Hi Kathy, I have that stamp but never showcased it as beautifully as you have! Not only is your coloring so well done, but that sentiment tucked above the "stopper" is a perfect finishting touch. Thank you for playing along with our Words 2 Craft By autumn-themed challenge. :)

  9. Such a warm and thoughtful card. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts.

  10. A beautiful creation. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our LEAVE it to me challenge, sure suits our theme beautifully ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}