Hi there, crafty friends! Today I’m on the Not 2 Shabby blog sharing a cute Fall themed card. I will be using Paperie Ink’s Autumn is Calling stamp set, which is just too cute! 

 I started out by creating a slimline panel using Canson XL Watercolor paper, which I cut to 3 ½ X 8. I grabbed some Distress Inks and blended the colors Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, and Scattered Straw using a blending brush. Next, I sprayed the panel using my water bottle and let the water drops sit on the paper for about 30 seconds. Then, I took a paper towel and blotted the drops which left some beautiful watermarks on my card panel. 

 I then stamped my images using Memento black ink, which is great for use with alcohol markers. I then colored up my images in some fun Fall colors using Copic Ciao (chow) markers. To cut the images out, I ran them through my Scan N Cut, which is way better at cutting than I am! 

 At this point, I wasn’t having positive crafty feelings about my slimline panel and so I decided to trim the panel down so that it would fit on a 4 ¼ X 5 ½ base. I used a die cut that I had cut and colored previously as well as a scalloped border of pattern paper. I attached the die cut to my watercolor panel and then stapled the scalloped pattern paper to the top left of the panel.

I picked out which stamped images that I wanted to use and arranged those on my die cut piece. Next, I used some Glad Press n Seal to press over my images so that they would all remain in perfert position. The Press n Seal acts as a temporary adhesive and allows you to arrange an entire layout and then flip it over and add your adhesive and then flip back over and press onto the card. 

I added the sentiment using Versafine black ink, attached all pieces to my card base, and finished off with a few Nuvo white gloss drops. 

 I really love these cute little scarecrows and I hope you do too! For a full tutorial on how I put together this card, please visit me over on my YouTube channel

 Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

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