Hello everyone!  This is Nicky with you today with a new thank you card with an Autumnal  theme and some serious cuteness.  Read on for all the details.

 

 

Here are the products I used to make this card:-

Peek-a-Boo

Peek-a-Boo Die

Acorn Die

Country Roads Background Stamp

Fall Friends

I grabbed a white A2 panel of cardstock and I used used Memento Ink in Rich Coca and stamped the Country Roads background in my Misti.  I also stamped the sentiment in the open area of the image, this sentiment was taken from Fall Friends.   I glued this simple panel to my card base and set it to one side whilst I got on with the rest of the card.

 

 

I die cut white cardstock using the Acorn Die and set about ink blending the different parts.  I used a combination of Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Oxide Inks for the Acorn and for the leaves the combination was Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade and Ground Espresso.  I splattered the different components with white acrylic paint loosened with water and set them aside to dry.

 

Meanwhile, I stamped the fox and raccoon from Peek-a-Boo and coloured them with the following Copic markers:-

Fox – E09, E07, E17, E15, E44

Raccoon – T6, T4, T3, W2, W1, W00

Blushes – R21, R00

I die cut using the coordinating dies and glued them to show them hanging out of the Acorn and then adhered the top of the acorn as if it was a lid lifted up.   Once dry, I applied dimensional foam tape to the back and I tied a toning ribbon to a bow around the Acorn’s stalk and adhered it hanging from a large tree bough of the background image.

 

 

I glued some of the leaves I created on to the ‘ground’ and highlighted a few points with a white gel pen.  I had several leaves leftover which I made intentionally with the goal of enclosing them with the card so that they ‘Fall’ out when the recipient opens the card, I thought that would be cute.   I hope you like my card, the inspiration for which was taken from the view directly outside my craft room window at this time of year.

Happy crafting!

Nicky