Monday, October 1, 2012

KSS 10 Minute Monday - Autumn Surprises

Well, as you can image, after designing almost 100 ten minute designs over the past two years (today's is #92), some of them I don't care much for and some of them, I REALLY like! This one is one of my favorites! I took a few tutorial photos to show you how very quick and easy it is to complete this design.

Before I started stamping, I cut all of my paper. The white card bases are 4.25 x 11 inches. The kraft panels are 3.75 x 5 inches and the white panels for my stamping are 2.25 inch squares. I then stamped  my autumn images. All that was left now was to assemble the cards.

Step 1 - On the back of the kraft panel, lay the stamped image panel where you would like it to be. Using a pencil, put a dot on the kraft panel at each corner of the stamped square.


Step 2 - Using a utility knife and a metal ruler, cut lines from corner to corner.


Step 3 - Working on the back side with the dots, tear off the point of each section. I then erased the dots and gave the edges a good sponging of SU Soft Suede.


Step 4 - Turn the panel to the front and roll the torn edges out.


Step 5 - Tape the stamped image from the back so that it is centered in the rolled frame. It would be easier to tape the image before rolling the edges, but I learned by ruining one of my stamped images that the sponged ink transfers to places where you don't want it to be! One squirrel ended up in the trash!


Now all that was left to do was to stamp a simple sentiment and glue the kraft panel to the front of the card.

Here are my finished cards! I call this set Autumn Surprises. I hope you enjoy them and give this design a try.


Stamps: Multi Step Pumpkins and Multi Step Harvest by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Inks: Pumpkin - 4 Memento Potter's Clay stamped off once, 5 Memento Potter's Clay, 3 Memento Tangelo, 2 Memento Tangelo stamped off once, 1 Memento Cantaloupe
Stem and Leaves - 3 Memento Olive Grove, 2 Memento Bamboo Leaves, 3 Memento Pistachio
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sponging - Soft Suede by Stampin' Up


Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Inks: Leaves - 1 SU Pumpkin Pie, 2 SU Kiwi Kiss, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa
Acorns - 3 Memento Peanut Brittle, 2 Memento Toffee Crunch,
1 SU Kiwi Kiss, 3 again with Memento Rich Cocoa on the cap only
Sentiment - Memento Rich Cocoa
Sponging - Soft Suede by Stampin' Up



Stamps: Multi Step Harvest and Multi Step Berried by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Inks: Basket - 4 Memento Espresso Truffle, 3 Memento Rich Cocoa,
2 Memento Rich Cocoa, 1 Memento Rich Cocoa stamped off once
I then colored the part of the basket which remained white with a Copic marker.
Apples - 3 SU Cherry Cobbler, 2 SU Real Red, 1 Memento Cantaloupe,
4 Memento Rich Cocoa
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sponging - Soft Suede by Stampin' Up



Stamps: 3 Step Autumn Squirrel by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Georgia Pacific White and Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up
Inks: Squirrel - 3 Memento Rich Cocoa, 2 Memento Peanut Brittle, 1 Memento Toffee Crunch
Sentiment - Memento Espresso Truffle
Sponging - Soft Suede by Stampin' Up

The rest of the Kitchen Sink Crew have cooked up some autumn goodness as well!  Check it out!

* Connie * Lisa * Julie  Maria

11 comments:

  1. You definitely are the queen of Quick and CAS cards Lynn, I don't think there has been one design that I haven't loved. This is no exception. I love how the torn edges frame the image and the colors of your stamping pop from the neutral card backing! I look forward to 100+ more great designs from you! xx

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  2. OH wow Lynn, what a fabulous technique, I must try it! Each card is fantastic and the torn edges add such eye appeal!

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  3. What a brilliant design. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. Each and every card is a wow!

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  4. Oh my goodness, LYnn but this is a vision - what a fantastic technique - it gives so much depth and character to each card! Fabulous! *Blessings!

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  5. What a versatile technique-oh, the possibilities! Lovely cards!!

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  6. I'm going to have to try this technique!!! It's wonderful and I love all these fall cards!
    Lynn

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  7. These are fabulous! I like this easy design and thanks for the tutorial. My favorite card is the "oh nuts." That just cracked me up!

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  8. Lynn! I'm so excited to tell you that I did a random.org draw on the COF Blog Hop Candy and congratulations goes to you! Please send me your mailing information at Kelnkids@aol.com and I will get your Harvest prize pack out to you! :)

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  9. This does make for endless possibilities!! Love these cards...and the images are beautiful!

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  10. What a terrific technique!!!!!! I just LOVE it! I'll have to try this soon!!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. FABULOUS tutorial!!! I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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