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Soft Impressions for Autumn

Oh I am so excited to visit with you here today!  I have a brand new video tutorial to share – I will confess, there was so much experimenting, an entire day of experimenting, in fact, most of which got edited out.  Originally, I had one project in mind, and it just wasn’t working out.  And then there was finally that wondrous happy accident, after which, everything moved along quite nicely.  For my background, I had planned to use some leaves that I had die-cut using a Sizzix Bigz “Tattered Leaves” die.  While the leaves were just gorgeous and will surely be used in another autumn project, turns out the die-cut leftovers were going to be most useful for my background.

VivianKehBeloved_CMore specifics on this in the video tutorial, which you can view over at the Sizzix blog today.  I’m especially excited because I think this ethereal effect could be quite nice for Halloween projects, as well. You can see the potential, right?

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I die-cut a plethora of leaves, acorns, and the like from the Sizzix “Autumn Gatherings” Strip die and the lovely Core’dinations “Black Magic” Collection– my current favorite cardstock –  for my button studded nest of leaves…

VivianKehBeloved_FThis strip die cuts so many shapes in one pass – very useful for projects at this time of year, as is the Black Magic.   Black Magic is so unique!!!  I used the Sizzix “Weathered Clock” die to frame a pic of my Rama and me.  Look at the depth that is so easy to accomplish with our sturdy Bigz dies!

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Love my mom!

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More details on my thought process while crafting this and a bit of my mom’s story at Sizzix today.

VivianKehBeloved_AWhile on a roll, I also made a Thanksgiving card using the same techniques.

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Y’all have started making your Halloween and Thanksgiving cards, right?  The seasons are upon us!  Truthfully, I’m telling myself as much as I’m telling you.  No matter what I do, I’m always such a wreck for the big holidays, especially at Christmas with so many cards to make and not enough time.  As a professed die-hard papercrafter, I know folks would be insulted if I sent them store-bought!  I’d almost rather send them handmade or nothing at all hahaha!  This one uses some great embossing folders and dies that I describe in detail in the video.

VivianKehAutumnCard_CYummy yummy and fast, too, which is a big consideration when you have lots of cards to make – no fussy cutting, please.

When you have time, I hope you will stop by the Sizzix blog today, catch yourself a little video, and leave me a little comment love if you feel it!

Thanks so much, friends!

-V

P.S. If your craft store doesn’t carry what I share in the video, talk to the folks in charge and make requests.  I know that I do, ever so kindly, of course!

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10 thoughts on “Soft Impressions for Autumn

  1. Always impressing me !!! Your work is as always fabolous, beautiful, artfull and very creative. I’m feeling so much inspired each time I see any of your creations. You are such a smart and clever ARTIST !!!!
    Sunny hugs from SPAIN

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