Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sharing Design Team cards

Hi everyone.  I mentioned on my blog last October that I had been asked to join the Dirty Dozen Design Team at Splitcoast Stampers.  I was so honored and excited to be a part of the team that designs for the Fan Club, which is a paid membership at SCS (Splitcoast Stampers).  Part of the agreement for becoming a DT member is to provide a minimum of six cards per month for six months, with my dates running from Oct. 2013 - Mar. 2014.  One of the other parts of the agreement is that our designs not be posted anywhere else on-line for six months, so I was not able to post them on my blog.   The restriction time has now passed and over the next several months I will be sharing my Dirty Dozen Design Team cards.  Some of you may have already seen them if you are a Fan Club member, but I believe these will be new to most of you.  Hope you enjoy them! :)

The theme for October was "It's about Time" ... so anything to do with time (images, sentiments, etc.).  My first month, I went a bit crazy and made twelve cards :)  Here are two of them ...

This is for "Autumn time" and my sentiment also includes a time reference.  I used hand-made paper for the maple leaf ... it's very thin, so I glued it to a piece of white card stock before die-cutting.  I then inked the edge of the leaf with gold.  I love this paper ... it's so beautiful, but also works for this rustic image, especially paired with the text background and black hemp twine.

Another "Autumn time" card ...

For the leaves, I misted watercolor paper with water and then added drops of diluted re-inkers (yellow, orange, rust) with my Aqua Painter on top and let the colors bleed into the paper.  Once the paper was dry, I stamped my leaves in dark brown and then blended the outline into the leaves using a blender pen.  I fussy cut the leaves and then sponged more dark brown around the edges.

I will be sharing more DD DT cards over the next several months, but will be including them on posts along with new creations.  Thanks for looking!

Maple Leaf card:
Stamps:  Elements of Style (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Mulberry paper; Modern Medley DSP (SU!)
Ink:  Metallic gold (Colorbox); Cajun Craze (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Small Leaves #2 die (Cheery Lynn), sponge, black hemp twine

Oak Leaves card:
Stamps:  Gently Falling (SU!); Autumn Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White; Watercolor paper; Sweater Weather DSP (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Aqua Painter, blender pen


  1. Two beautiful fall creations Loll!

  2. Love your two gorgeous leaf cards Loll


  3. So glad you're able to share these lovely cards with us Loll. Am looking forward to seeing the rest of your "Collection".

    Karen x

  4. I have seen all your DD cards, but any cards by you Loll are worth revisiting and being again Inspired :-). I still Love these goo fall cards. TFS mf.

  5. Goo...I do not think so...Gorgeous...Oh My Yes! Hugs, Nancy

  6. These are so lovely!! Fall cards are my favorite to make and you're making me want to get out my leaf stamps and dies and use some fall colors even though I haven't even started to make spring cards yet. :( I was going to make Easter cards, but thought I had another week so dropped that idea when I realized Easter was this coming Sunday.. I need to get busy with some spring flowers on some cards since I missed getting Easter cards done in time to mail but I just haven't had the energy to craft lately. Can't wait to see more of your DD cards.

  7. Beautiful cards, Loll - I love the maple leaf against the newsprint.

  8. Oh my Loll, these two cards are stunning. I love the leaves, so pretty!! I am looking forward to seeing the rest of your cards. Hugs

  9. These are gorgeous :) so glad you shared these beauties with us

  10. As always, beautiful cards Loll, loving the leaves:)
    Val x

  11. How fabulous you're able to share these stunning cards now, Loll ... thanks so much, they're so gorgeous! Anita :)

  12. Both cards are really gorgeous, Loll! I love how you inked the leaves and how you added so much dimension with your shading! I'm so glad you're finally able to share them with us...they're beautiful!

  13. Two gorgeous cards. You are a master at leaves.


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