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Autumn Accents for Paper Players #212


Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our challenge at the Paper Players this week and she has a seasonal challenge for us.


I decided I would bring out my Autumn Accents Bigz Die as it NEVER gets any love!  I had this great idea of masking out the cutout leaves and then using really bold colors: Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow.   I inked over the masked leaves and they looked fabulous.

Then I had the brilliant idea to add some perfect pearls.  All seemed great.... UNTIL..... I went back to my finished creation this morning and found that the Perfect Pearls had totally muted the colors to the point where they looked like camoflage.  However, it was way, too late to do anything about it.  So, here is my very much muted tag :-)

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I used some wood veneer for the base and ran it through my Big Shot with a Lil Inker Stiched rectangle die.  I took the masked leaves and used them as decoration on top of my tag and curled up the edges.  I adhered a wooden element acorn to the corner to anchor the leaves and the sentiment.  All that was left to do was to add a little ribbon from my stash for the tag.

The design team have some amazing creations for your inspiration again this week.  Don't forget to check out their blogs and then come and play along with us this week.

On a personal note:

I have a few photos to share with you today.   I took this one this afternoon whilst I was on the deck.  I was so surprised to see that our Black Eyed Susan's from our prairie last year had spread out into the wetland.  Check out the spots of yellow.... thousands of black eyed susans.  They look so pretty!

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It's been a while since we had a look at what is visiting the feeders, so I thought it would be a good idea to share a photo tonight.

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Niles and Daphne have definitely departed.  They haven't been seen in almost two weeks.  "Our" Orioles have left, but we have been visited by Orioles migrating south who have been taking advantage of the jelly and sugar water to help them on their way.  If you live in the middle states of the US, now would be a really good time to put out sugar water, jelly, oranges and other seeds as the migrating birds desperately need something to help them get to their final destinations!

I'll be back tomorrow with a Cards for a Cause update and another project.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a lift tonight.  Special prayers for Beth. 



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Very Vanilla.  Early Espresso
  • Inks:  Cajun Craze.  Tangelo.  Early Espresso.  Crumb Cake
  • Tools:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die.   Tag die:  PTI