Thursday, September 11, 2008

Forest Of Trees Tutorial .... and CANDY!!

Hi all! It's day two of the fabulous release from Flourishes. THIS set was just released last night. It's called Forest of Trees and I wanted to share a technique I just learned to give this tree the look of fall! A friend, Sheila Barthel, who is a Stampin' Up demonstrator here in little 'ole Billings, Montana showed it to me recently and I'd never seen it before!


Oh well.... let's get started! :-)

1. Start by cutting out a circle image with your Nesties and leave the die on your shape! Stamp your tree using a very light brown shade.
2. Using chalks, apply colors randomly on the branches and at the base to give the tree an autumnal feel! Don't worry if it looks ugly--- it's supposed to right now!
3. Using your Nesties die as a mask, sponge on 2 different shades of Distress ink or an ink in a light and deeper tan. I used Antique Linen and Tea Dye. Take off your Nestie and see the "frame" it created!
4. Now, because Flourishes' sets are clear, you can see your stamped image through the clear stamp. Using a dark brown ink (I used Versafine Sepia), line up your stamp and stamp directly over the tree that you stamped in a light brown. What does this do? It defines your tree and helps the chalked part to peek through without dominating the image! Too cool!
And, here's a look at my finished card!
I got a lot of comments/emails from folks saying they LOVED the new Birds And Vine set from Flourishes. Here's a look at the set again....

Well, how would you like to win the set? In honor of Sharon Johnson's one year Blogoversary - the fabulous Flourishes have donated the set for one lucky winner here! I am also going to throw in some beautiful May Arts ribbon and a Basic Grey paper pack too! All you need to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about fall! And click HERE to find out all the other fun giveaways going on for Sharon's 1 year blogoversary! There are 15 different candy giveaways all this week and you can enter for each and every one!

Want to see some of the other fabulous creations from the Flourishes DT?
Barb
Susan
Linda
Leslie
Faith

AND DON'T FORGET! If you haven't voted in the JustRite Stampin' Champion Contest --- I would LOVE your vote! Voting continues through Friday!! Click HERE to vote!!! Thanks a ton folks!! :-)

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Tobi Crawford said...

Fall is my favourite season. I love it when the sun is out, but the air is crisp. You walk outside and the wind blows through your hair as red and orange leaves tumble down from surrounding trees. there's nothing else like it!

tobi

Shirley said...

Another beautiful card! Love the colors and the design!Wonderful

Brenda said...

Wonderful card, I will be trying this for sure. Thank you for the tutorial. My favorite thing about fall is all the colors of the leaves on the trees. We also get some of our best weather of the year in the fall. Thanks for the chance to win.

Diane said...

Oh Julie,yet another wonderful creation! And that Flourishes set is superb!!!!
My favorite thing about fall is to take a long walk in the bush when the leaves have fallen,to hear the crunch as you walk over the leaves,it is so relaxing!!!
Thanks for the chance to win !!!
Hugs,Diane

Lesli said...

I love that card Julie - thanks so much for the tutorial! I absolutely love the colors of fall.

Theresa Momber said...

Wow, Julie, this is a great card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Monds & Mayberry said...

This is such a wonderful set of stamps. Thanks for the chance to win!

JenMarie said...

WOW, totally gorgeous!
I love the crispness of Fall!

Anonymous said...

I love that technique. Thanks. My favorite thing about fall is walking the girls to the school bus and looking at the changes in nature. The girls love to hear the Caragana bushes snap in the heat!

Monica-FC said...

reading how you did that card was great. what a gorgeous card. my favorite time in fall is the chaging of the leaves. to see all the different colors on the trees as you pass by and think God made this for us. takes my breath away when i see it.

Michelle Woerner said...

WOW! What a cool technique! I love that new set and was ooohhhing and aaaahhhhing over it yesterday! My favorite thing about fall is the smell. For some reason, fall has a clean and crisp smell in the air! Hugs, michelle

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and technique! Looks super easy, too. My favorite thing about fall is my birthday, at the end of September. Add to that the gorgeous colors and crisp fall days and it is my favorite season.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love the Fall - it's my favorite season - I love the crisp air and sunny days and the gorgeous colors of the leaves.

Dizzy Broad said...

My favorite thing about Fall is Halloween!! I've already got our decorations up and today my kids got their costumes! Then there's also the candy, turkey, apples....

buzzy said...

Fall means back to school and soccer! I so enjoy watching each of my children on the field and being back on a regular schedule is pretty great too.

Lee said...

Ummm..........WOW!!!! How on earth can you make that look so easy when I know mine would look nothing like that??!!! LOL I wanna come stamp with you!!! :) Oh and what a gorgeous stamp set!! My favorite thing about Fall in my beloved Rocky Mountains is when the Aspens all turn and the mountains just POP with their golden color!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the beginning of school and the smell of papers, pencils. And I LOVE the smell of pumpkin bread!!!

Kathi Carlson said...

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors most of all - orange, rich red, warm gold and brown.

Janet said...

I love the tree tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with us. I did go over to JustRite and vote. I can't wait to see who wins. There were some awesome prizes for the winners. Thanks also to you for giving away an awesome prize yourself.

Nancy said...

What a great card. I love your blog and visit it everyday. I have also become a Flourishes junkie! : )

Dawn S. said...

Fall has to be the greatest time of the year. 1.) I got married in the fall 2.) Thanksgiving is in the fall and it's the time to pig out on all the great food!

Elaine said...

Hi Julie,

What a neat effect on the tree card! That looks really do-able! I think Spring is my favorite season...no, maybe fall. Oh heck. I lik them all!

Ravengirl said...

It is hard to pick just one thing I like about Fall. I really like the change of the seasons. When I think of Fall, I think of the cold, crisp air, crinkling and crunching leaves and the delicious smell of hot apple cider!

Deb Neerman said...

Love your sample, Jewels!!! Simply gorgeous ... as usual! And a great toot to boot! Poem by Deb ...

I love Fall too ... but don't have nearly enough fall-ish stamps. But when do we ever have enough stamps?!?

Which brings me to my point: PICK me! I adore this set .. I want to marry this set ... I want to win this set!

Thanks for the chance, Jewel-a-Licious!

~Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this technique Julie! Your card is beautiful! I loved your card so much yesterday, that I did indeed go straight to Flourishes and bought not only Birds and Vine but Forest of Trees as well!
I love the smell of Fall...the burning of leaves, the crisp scent of the fallen foliage, and the gorgeous colors that paint the landscape for a short time!
smiles,Deena

Mandy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! Love it! Hmm...I love so much about the fall to just pick one thing!!! Hmmm... Homemade Apple Cider! :)

Dina Kowal Creative said...

Love love LOVE the new Flourishes set! Thanks for the chance to win! There are so many things I love about Fall, and I think they're accentuated because we're away from the States in a place that has 2 seasons - Rainy, and "less rainy". I think my favorite thing about Fall is the rosy pink glow in the late afternoon. Sigh......

Dina @ mamadinis

Anonymous said...

I live at the foot of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest and we get beautiful fall colors! Love this time of year when the days are sunny but crisp, just like the freshly harvested apples! Thanks for the opportunity to win this set!
Gail S.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful stamp set, how fun it would be to create with it.
thanks..
my favorite thing about fall is the anticipation of the changing weather, beautiful colors in the changing leaves, bright sunny yet crisp days.
have a great day!
Judy

Karten-Stempel-Chaos by Inge said...

Hi,
great candy, thanks for the chance to win.
I love the beautyfull colours in the fall

Hugs
Inge

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't love to win this gorgeous set? Always enjoy your blog!

Linda Crowder said...

Oh we aren't supposed to ENVY. But I will envy someone if i don't win that stamp. I have seen it in several places today. Is that a sign? I hope so. My favorite season if Fall because it is rumored to be the Second Spring; in that it is also a renewal time. The end of Texas summers, too....linda C

Anonymous said...

Julie I love your card and that great tutorial!
(Of course you know not to include me in on the blog candy... I just wanted to comment on your beautiful card. lol)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card and tutorial, thank you. Love that beautiful stamp set too. I love the clean crisp air in the fall, after the hot humid summer air it is so refreshing and my favourite time of year. bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

Unknown said...

fall is my favourite season because I have birthday in fall:) 12th of September, and I love colorful trees:)

Allison said...

Myy favourite thing about fall is definitely the colours. All the different colours in the changing leaves is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love Fall because of the many
colors and the crisp cool weather.
Thanks for the inspiration. I love
how you stamped the tree again
after chalking it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, there's so many things to love about Fall. The crisp air, the apple pie, and I just LOVE the changing leaves - that's probably my very favorite part!

The fall card you made is gorgeous!

Crystal (SCS happy2stamp4ever)

Kittie said...

What a gorgeous technique. I never would have thought to leave my nesties die on as a mask. Duh! I live in Florida and we really don't have a fall. We pretend we do, though. We decorate with fall leaves and colors and you can find pumpkin patch sales set up on church and school lawns to raise money. In reality our sizzling hot weather just cools down a bit and we have a small drop in humidty.Our leaves do not change color but acutally just fall off the trees in January. So, with that said I would say my favorite thing about fall is my memory of fall leaves, planning for Halloween treats and Thanksgiving

Penny said...

Great technique! Looks very cool :)

Well Autumn ...I just love the cooler weather, the windy days when the wind whips up the leaves and all the beautiful colours against a sometimes very blue sky! Thanks for the chance to win this set, it's gorgeous!

Claudia Manderla (manderla-hobby) said...

thanks for the workshop- the Trees are beautiful- and i must have there...sorry for my English....

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Julie.I just love the colors of fall and the new sets from flourishes are awesome.Thanks for all of your inspiration and the tutorial.

Carol Parcell said...

I love Fall! The crisp air and pretty colors and the sky that is bluer than any other time of year! Thanks for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

ooooohhhh, a tutorial!!!! Awesome card Julie and I do love that set. Autumn happens to be my favorite time of the year. I live in a valley and when the trees turn colors I am surrounded by the beauty of orange, rust and yellow leaves everywhere. I am also surrounded by pumpkin farms. So I can drive along and see pumpkins everywhere, not to mention fields of huge sunflowers! A nearby Town is widely known for its pumpkin people. Everywhere, businesses and residents decorate their property's with themed pumpkin people. One year some one did their property like the Wizard of Oz. UNBELIEVABLE! Autumn, I wish it could be Autumn all year long. Sorry for the rambling

Anonymous said...

All of the above! We recently moved to NC from NY and right now the absolutely most favorite thing about Fall is that it is finally under 90 degrees F at some point during the day/evening!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Love fall: the cooling weather, changing leaves and greenery, and everyone back to school. The temperature is ideal.

Unknown said...

Very cool tutorial!!! I might have to try this one.

My favorite thing about Fall is raking the leaves into a big pile and watching my daughter jump into them. She has so much fun (more fun than I have raking them up over and over again!!) My least favorite thing about Fall is that snow will be coming shortly after which means lots and lots of shoveling :(

Anonymous said...

What's not to like about Fall...the collors..family time raking..just enjoying life...thank you for this chance to win this wonderful set.

StampinCathy said...

Your card is fabulous. Fall is the time of year when the weather is starting to change and the leaves are turning beautiful colors. The holidays are just around the corner to spend time with family and friends. Thanks for a chance.

pammy jo said...

i love the bright skies with cooler weather - the sun can seem so much brighter, especially with all the different colors of leaves!

thanks for a helpful tutorial - your card is lovely :)

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

My favorite thing about Fall is the smell. I absolutely love the beautiful smells of the leaves, trees, etc. I also love the weather!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie - thank you for the tutorial - I love your card and I appreciate knowing how to do that technique for myself. When my children were little, we used to go to the park often and in autumn we would each gather up our own large pile of dry fallen leaves and then we would have the biggest leaf fight! It was such fun. At 20 and 17 they think they are far too old for that now, but I'm not too old, so I just borrow my niece and nephews, or my neighbour's children and take them instead!
Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz

Anonymous said...

I love the changing colors of Fall, the leaves falling from the trees and the cooler weather. Thanks for sharing this tutorial, I love using chalk.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful design!
My favorite part of Autumn is the beautiful colors and crisp smell in the air. We live in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where the vibrant colors and cool temperatures really make for a lovely time. Fall does not last long enough here though-- snow is soon to follow!

DeborahLynneS

Janean Campbell said...

My favorite thing about fall is when the leaves begin to change into beautiful colors. Nothing better than a mid day drive in the fall. Thank you for offering up this awesome blog candy.

Your cards are really gorgeous...Love them.

Anonymous said...

I just love the cool, crisp air and the beautifully colored trees that absolutely GLOW on sunny days.

Stampin Cats said...

I had not heard of these stamps till they came out with coffee with friends. I absolutely love that set. Looks like I gonnas love the new ones too.

Darlene said...

WOW ... LOVE this technique ... thanks for sharing!! Your card is gorgeous!!!
What I love about the Fall is the smell in the air and the cool evenings! Makes you want to sit around a bonfire with friends and roast marshmellows!!
Thanks for your generousity and sharing your talents!!!

SusanR said...

I love fall because after a hot summer it is cool enough to snuggle up under a blanket with my hubby and boys on the couch. Thanks for a chance to win that great set!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty card! My favorite thing about fall is the coloring of the leaves and the cooling off of the evenings. Great for sitting out on the porch.

Sara Mac said...

Great candy!! My favorite thing about fall is the peacefulness that seems to come with the season -- the busy days of summer slow down...and I get back to baking!

Cheryl said...

Wow, that is a fantastic tutorial. The colors just holler fall. I must try this. Thanks for sharing. I don't have any Flourishes stamps yet, but have admired them since they were introduced. Would love to have this set. Thanks.
Cheryl Sims

Anonymous said...

Wow! Can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

Alyssa S said...

Gorgeous card! It always amazes me when others can get the image stamped perfectly on the previous image. Even with clear, acrylic stamps, I can't seem to master this technique! :)
Fall has always been the best to me because my birthday *falls* on the autumn equinox. Now, I will have my son's birthday to celebrate just 5 days later! I also love the crispness in the air that is perfect for curling up with a cup of hot cocoa and a book, a blanket on your lap out on the porch. Crisp and cool but still lovely out. Thanks for the chance! :o)

Cat Tidwell said...

What a fantastic tutorial Julie! I gonna have to try this one. And you card is awesome! Love those fall colors! That is such a gorgeous set from Flourishes this time! Love birds!

Anonymous said...

What I love about fall is that my life seems to slow down. Summer for us is so busy - we are always going somewhere, but fall we seem to relax and enjoy the leaves turning colour and go for long walks. I always enjoy reading your blog - you share such great cards and ideas with us. Thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

Book Bling said...

I love the cooler weather and all the colors. It is exciting to view the changes in the trees every day. Everything just smells better in the fall also.

Anne R said...

There's a couple of things I like about fall. No more humidity - warm days and cool nights - perfect. Also, with onset of fall it means that all the construction that has been going on all summer will soon be over!!!!!

Megan said...

These new flourishes sets are great! I saw the trees and wondered what I'd do with that set and I just love your tutorial! Thanks for sharing!!

Jayne said...

Julie, your fall tree card is fabulous! You're so talented. I love, love, love these new Flourishes stamps! and this set is terrific. My favorite part of Fall is the gorgeous colors and the cool crisp air. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

Anonymous said...

What is not to love about fall? There are all of the gorgeous colors and the crisp air, pumpkin pickin, hayrides on stary nights, caramel apples, and of course, Halloween with all of the cute costumes.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial. My favorite thing about fall is cool nights and warm days and the beautiful colors in my backyard.

Anonymous said...

Hey Julie:

I love what you did with the chalk. Those stamps are cool. I've had an obsession with birds and stamps even though I haven't really used them yet. Maybe your idea will help!

Melanie said...

Thank you for the chance to win a wonderful prize, and for sharing your gorgeous fall card!!!! My favourite thing about fall is the foggy mornings in Hagwilget Canyon, with the top of the suspension bridge and orange/yellow treetops peeking out over the fog.

Anonymous said...

I love the technique with the chalk. Very pretty card. My favorite season is fall. I love to see the sun shining on the changing leaves. They look like bright colored jewels.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! My favorite season is Fall, I love the crisp cool air, and the changing of the leaves. It's so beautiful. Thanks for helping Sharon celebrate, she was the first blog I ever read, and still read daily. :)

pegg said...

Thanks for the tutorial - what a neat technique! My favorite part of Fall is getting to go apple-picking and having hot apple cider afterwards!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather. I'm not a summer person! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

Great card. My favorite thing about fall is the great colors we get up here in the UP of MI!!

ell611@chartermi.net
beckyl

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful card. My favorite thing about fall is the changing of the trees.
Cindy F

Trish D said...

Oh, I'd *LOOOOVE* to win that set!! I love fall - pulling out fluffy sweaters, hearing the crunch of leaves under your feet, the smell of apple cider, brisk temps but not yet bitingly cold... Love it all!

Anonymous said...

hmm - the gloriuos leaves on a sunny day and going back to the farm and helping my Mom pass out treats on Halloweeen to all of the 2nd cousins and neighbor kids' kids. neat tree and are you giving away candy?? WOOOEE!

Anonymous said...

I love fall!! I think my favorite thing about it is feeling that need to bake pies, make stews and soups, and chili. I love watching the leaves change colors and decorating with all the pumpkins and corn stalks too.

Laura said...

I love when it's too cold for short sleeves, but still warm enough to sit outside on the patio and grill up dinner! Oh, the color changing leaves on the trees are nice too!

Paul Barber said...

Fall... what I love about fall is everything, the trees, the cool air, apples, pumpkins...definitely my favorite time of year!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the opportunity to win the stamps. (You also got my vote for the champion contest:)

Anonymous said...

Love the Fall - all the colors inspire me. We go apple picking and pumpkin picking. Just a great time of year.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!! Your cards are so beautiful!!! I love that set and the card you did the other day--- When I saw it -- It truely was awesome!!! Thank you so much for all the great ideas!!!

Sherri Alspach
sherrialspach@sbcglobal.net

Tammi said...

Hmmm...don't think my post...posted. Sorry if I am repeating. Our monthly stamp camp did this same technique and it is amazing. Your card looks great!
I have been put on a "stamp purchasing diet" by my husband so hopfully I can win!

Kacey Elliott said...

That is a beautiful set and I love what you did with the trees! I have a million favorite things about Fall - it's my favorite time of year: the smell of the air, wood burning, the apple festival, pumpkin patches, hayrides, hiking (and not sweating :-), the beautiful colors of the leaves, the clear night skies... I could go on forever!

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Anonymous said...

Great technique on your lovely card, I'll have to try this! I love this time of year- Reds, oranges, yellows! Pumpkins, scarecrows,turkeys! The cool wind, football weather...I could go on and on-LOL! Thanks for offering cool candy, too!

Anonymous said...

Julie your work is so wonderful! You have so many amazing items that I just sit here in aww and ewe over all the goodies you have posted.

Thanks a million for a chance to win a amazing set.

I love the fall, when the leaves are changing color, the weather is pleasant, and the children can all still play outside in a beautiful fall breeze.

Once again thanks and can't wait to see whom the winner is.

Hope you have a wonderful day:o)

Jen
bearsbelief@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tip for using our nesties! Love that tree!!
My favorite part of Autumn is the color! I love when the leaves turn colors and it's my favorite time of the year.
TFS this incredibly awesome stamp set. Love it!!

Virgo5 said...

What a wonderful technique Julie, thanks for sharing it! How generous of Sharon to offer so many chances to win! I love the new set with the birds, but it didn't quite fit in my budget this month!

I love fall, on a nice fall day you can have a bit of everything! No humidity (extra bonus) I love the coolness in the morning, the feel of the sun during the day, that can't be enjoyed on hot humid summer days! The coolness in the evening brings out the desire to cuddle, and have something warm to sip on. I love having my windows open at night, I sleep like a baby! Oh yeah I almost forgot, the colours! I love when the trees are turning colour, they look so beautiful with the reds, oranges & yellows, much like your card!

I love fall!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about Fall is the beautiful colors of the chanking leaves and the crisp f





My favorite part of fall is the colors and the crisp fall air. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Ann Lind

Kelly said...

I love fall! I love the cool mornings and the warm afternoons, and the changing colors of the trees.

That's a great stamp set, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

krcrafts said...

My most favorite thing about fall is the gorgeous colors of the leaves once they start changing. Gold, green, red, orange....simply beautiful and serene.

ps. I also love fall baking--pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin anything!

mustangsarah said...

Wow, a very pretty card.
My fav thing about fall is the colors.Love seeing all the red, orange, yellow colors.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I love your blog and the inspiration you give! Keep plgging away!
Lynne

The Rubber Maid said...

I love fall because in Michigan the colors on the trees are just beautiful, ranging from yellow to deep purple and orange and red. It is an artist's pallete sitting on a tree. Love visits to the cider mill for home grown apples and that wonderful drink called cider.
Love it all ! Mom. Do you miss that
DD...the colors especially?

sandyh50 said...

Beautiful card Julie! My fave thing about fall is going out for long walks. I love the colors and the crisp air!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Laura Davis said...

Oh this card is beautiful!! & WOW what a great prize!

I love Fall because I love the cool crisp air! I love to get all comfy in jeans and a sweater!
hugs
Laura

Anonymous said...

I love fall In Michigan we get the changing leaves and the beautiful Indian summer. My favorite fall trip is to the apple orchard to have fresh doughnuts and hot apple cider. You of course have to go on the hay ride out to the orchard to pick your apples.

Denise said...

My favorite thing about fall would have to be the leaves changing color! I have to say though that we do not get that here in the Florida Keys!

Great tutorial!
Denise W

Linda said...

I really liked your new technique an dam going to r it today! i love fall - it is my favorite season. i like the cool crisp days and playing with my dogs in the fallen leaves. I like the cool nights for sleeping.

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful! I love the shades of colors. That is my favorite thing about fall is how all the leaves change into these gorgoeus colors. I think that God gave us that little special color design to make us smile. We have two huge trees in the backyard and I can sit out there all day looking at each leaf and how beautiful it is.

Anonymous said...

I love the changing colors of fall. The reds, yellows, golds and greens make it feel like you are part of a beautiful painting. Can't wait to try the technique!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about fall is the leaves changing color and the cool crispy feel in the air.

Anonymous said...

I love the majestic colors and the cool sweatshirt nights of fall. I love being able to sip hot cider and watch a good high school football game. Fall is the best time of year in Michigan. It's about the only thing that keeps us living here.

B said...

Love the new technique! Definitely will have to try it sometime! What I love about fall is the changing colors of the leaves (something that I miss a little now that I've moved down South). But I love going camping in the perfect crisp fall weather to see the gorgeous leaves that serve as a constant reminder that change isn't so bad. :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica G. said...

My favorite thing about fall has to be the gorgeous colors -- nature's own art show at its best! Cooler temperatures made it all the better!

usafcole said...

I love fall colors. We lived in Florida for two years and it was the season that I missed the most. And although I do not like the cold winters up north, I am glad I get to experience the beautiful autumn season.

Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy and have a great day.

Kelly B said...

This is a beautiful set and a beautiful card. Fall colors are my favorite...all year long! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win your blog candy celebrating Sharon's blogaversary.

Karen said...

I love the smell and colors of fall. Everything just seems brighter and so crisp in the fall. It makes me want to slow down and study the beauty around us. Thanks for sharing the great technique and the opportunity to win the gorgeous stamp set.

Annabelle said...

great card, what a wonderful technique. Where I live we don't have fall like in the states, but I still enoy it.

Anonymous said...

I love fall because of the colorful leaves. I love the cool crisp air biting at my nose and the warm sun on my back when I am planting spring bulbs in my flower beds in October.

Cindy C

Elizabeth said...

My favorite thing about fall is the leaves changing colors. I love the fall colors!

Diana said...

I guess my favorite thing about Fall would be the cooler weather...that means I can cook more soups and stews and start baking (without heating up the house :) )

Thank you for the chance to win some beautiful blog candy!

Anonymous said...

Fall--the colors, the scents--think pumpkin pies--the cooler weather--yes it is my favorite season of all. Your card is great, the set you designed is just fantastic. Darlene

Bunny B said...

I love Fall! I love it when the leaves start to change colors and the air gets colder and we have to start wearing jackets, scarves and boots! :) Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Barbara said...

OMGosh!! I love this!!! Fall is my favorite season next to Christmas so this is right up my alley. My favorite thing about fall is the crispness and the smells in the air along with the color of the leaves. I simply love fall! Thanks for showing us this technique--I'm going to try it.

Barbara said...

OMGosh!! I love this!!! Fall is my favorite season next to Christmas so this is right up my alley. Thanks for showing us this technique--I'm going to try it.

Anonymous said...

I love to see the trees turn their beautiful colors. We always have to travel to Vermont to enjoy the spectacular views! Your card and tutorial are great! Thanks!

Giovana said...

WOWW Your tutorial, your card and your blog candy are amazing!!
What I love about Fall is the leaves falling, the mild weather and the beautiful sunset.

Thanks so much for your generosity.
God bless
Giovana

Anonymous said...

Sept is my favorite month. Most of our crops are out of the field and things slow down a bit before row crop harvest. We live by a lake and have wonderful fall colors we can watch while we harvest. Thanks for your inspirational blog.

Anonymous said...

Oops - I forgot to leave my name !

Kristie Larsen said...

I have finally realized only this year that fall is my favorite season. I love the air the colors and all the jackets I can wear again!

Anonymous said...

The best thing about Fall? The colors! Your card is a prime example.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

The best thing about fall - this is tough because I love it all!! I guess I would have to say the changing leaves and their beautiful colors! Thanks for the chance to play : )

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful card! I love the beautiful colors of the trees/leaves that autumn brings and the clean crisp air...and apple cider. :D

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about the fall is raking up all the leaves into a BIG pile and watching the kids jump in them. Sometimes I will make my way into the leaves too. It's lots of fun
Lisa V

Anonymous said...

Wow! What awesome candy, Julie! Thanks for the chance to win! Your creations are gorgeous! My favorite thing about fall is the changing of the leaves and of course, the crispness of the fall air! I really look forward to that here in NC where it's so hot and humid all summer.
Carla

Annelies said...

I like having a walk in a forest and then come home to drink hot chocolate and eat pancakes. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

L. Brown said...

I love the new stamp sets especially the tree set. I love the sounds of fall. The leaves are so crisp under your feet and the the sounds seem intensified in fall. I always enjoy visiting your blog--such beautiful work.

Lisa Nagata said...

Awesome card.
My favourite thing about fall is the trees changing color.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Juanita said...

I love all the decor options. I drap my front entry in garlands, place a pumpkin floral arrangement by the front door. On it goes, I love the reds, browns, and oranges of leaves and as the temp drops, our family spends more time together.

Shirley said...

Julie, your card is beautiful. Love the technique with the Nestabilities. How clever! I love fall because of the crispness in the air, the changing colors of the trees, Apple Hill time, and it's getting cooler. When you live in northern California where it's hot, fall is a welcome relief. Thanks for offering a chance to win this wonderful set!
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Ann said...

Pretty, pretty card.

My favorite thing about fall -- October in Montana is the BEST! Crisp nights, warm days, the bluest sky imaginable.

Anonymous said...

I love how your tree turned out... great technique! The colors are perfect, too.

Swedie

Cindy Cade said...

Autumn is the season that most tantalizes the senses. The smells: burning or fallen leaves, roasted marshmallows, pumpkin pie and more. The sights: trees all dressed up for a party, children dressed for fantasy fun. The feel: crisp air, crunchy leaves beneath our feet, warm flannel. The sounds: geese headed south, swirling leaves, football cheers. Yes even the "sixth sense" comes more alive as we put out our feelers in preparation for Winter's Christmas giving.

Ah, fall; it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

BTW< I LOVE TREES AND BIRDS! What a fantabulous set!

Anonymous said...

I love Fall. Your senses really come alive with the colors and sounds and smells of the season. I love digging out my sweaters and jackets and being about to bake again without heating up the house and making more hearty meals. I seem to have more energy also. I can hardly wait to decorate the house next week in Fall colors!
Ad K.

KAT said...

I love, love, love this set!!!!

My favorite thing about fall is all the colors! I live in 25 acres of woods and all you need to do is look out the window to appreciate the beauty of nature!!!

Anonymous said...

OH! OH! OH! First visit and hooked for sure! You have answered questions I had about keeping a border on Nesties and given a wonderful tutorial on chalks and stamping! BEAUTIFUL! THANKS! VA in AZ

Tanya said...

Love your card! that's a great idea!
Autumn is my FAVORITE! I love the colors, the crisp air after a hot summer, the chance to wear warm clothes (becuase I'll be sick of it come February...)! Its the best! Thanks!

Michelle said...

What a great tutorial! I cant wait for fall to being… I love the changing of the seasons in the northeast. Some happy thoughts of fall… the beautiful changing colors of the leaves, crisp air, harvest time, pumpkin picking, apple cider, Halloween night, Thanksgiving turkey & warm family gatherings… Happy Fall!! Thanks for the chance at this great blog candy!

Lori Mueller said...

That was a great tutorial. I need to venture out more and try this technique more often....very warm and subtle. I always fear the 'ugly' look....I need to be more brave! Thanks for the chance to win this set.

Heather said...

I love the colours and the crisp mornings.
I haven't seen much colour yet but the mornings are definitely getting cooler.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Jo said...

What don't I love about fall, it is my favorite season! The colors in the leaves, the crisp cool air, kids back in school, the fruit that is juicy and ripe, the holiday's.

Nicole said...

My favorite part of fall is the cool weather! My favorite time of year for sure!

Unknown said...

While I will be honest and say that I generally so not enjoy the fall the one thing I do love about it is the beautiful colors the leaves turn during this time. The only downfall is that you then have to rake them! haha

Kevin Renz said...

Fall... I'll be simple here and say that I love the traditional. The change of color, spiced cider, pumpkin bread.

Anonymous said...

wow Julie the tree was beautiful when you got all done.. Another beauty.

Barbara Schram said...

OMGOODNESS, Julie this is spectacular! Thanks for sharing the how to's! I LOVE this set! GREAT card, take good care and hope you are doing well, my friend!

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Jenny Gropp said...

This is such a cool set of stamps, perfect for fall. Thanks for the chance to win!

michelle g said...

love your blog thank you for the chance to win i have never one yet mybe this will be my lucky candy lol have a awsome day

Vanessa said...

Your tree card is just beautiful! I just love the fall. TFS this wonderful blog candy! Happy stamping!

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Thanks Julie, this tutorial is AWESOME. I can't wait to try it, although I only have one set of nestabilities and it isn't the circles. : (

I love the chill in the air in the Fall, getting cozy under blankets at night and the smell of the changing season. It's visually a beautiful time of year!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful technique. My favorite thing about fall is taking a drive through the beautiful Rocky Mountains and listening to the elk announcing their presence as they begin the height of thier mating season. Such a beautiful setting with the changing aspen trees all over the place, the mountains are just alive with color. It is God's finest work.

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing that tutorial! It's gorgeous. I don't get to see leaves turning in my part of the country, but the weather cools down so nicely. My MIL visited for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago and we ate out under our gazebo. My favorite thing it is finally cold and crisp enough to bring a flush to the cheeks and a spring to your step.

Lori A. said...

That's a very cool technique! It would probably work okay with wood mounted stamp and a stamp-a-ma-jig, too. I love fall because it means it will finally start to cool down here in Texas!

Anonymous said...

I love Fall for the cooler weather and the crunch of colorful leaves underfoot. It is my fave time of year.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! I love apple picking in the fall.

MaryBeth said...

I love the cool, crisp autumn air and apple picking! What a beautiful card and design. Thanks for a chance to win this set from Flourishes.

Anonymous said...

I like the fall of the year because it means cooler weather with beautiful colors meaning winter will follow. Here in LA. we don't get a very long fall but just a little drop in temp is wonderful. I love your card and tutorial on chalking the tree. Thanks for the opportunity to win this set.

NancyK said...

Julie - thank you so much for sharing how you made this card - I wondered how you achieved the look! Your card reminds me of growing up in New England where fall was THE season!

Pat S. said...

Hi Julie!
Your card is amazing...and perfectly illustrates my favorite thing about fall...the colors.

Thank you for sharing that tip about using the Nestie as a mask...I would never have thought of that :)

melissa said...

What don't I love about fall! It is my favorite season. I love the crisp air, the colored leaves, back to school and fall holidays. I love walking in the park in the fall -- it's so pleasant and it smells so good. OK, I'll stop there. Thanks for the fun blog candy!

Anonymous said...

This card is just lovely!

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

I love fall. And I love the fall leaf technique, I can not wait for a minute to myself to try it. I think the best part of fall is colour, and how wonderful everything looks bursting with colour. I love all fall colours and my fave is deep crimsin red.
R

Susan G said...

Another beautiful card and such a simple technique. My favorite thing about Fall is the cooler temperatures and beautiful colors. Living in hot central Texas, we don't get much color change, but the cooler temps are definitely welcome. I'd love to win the new set. It's gorgeous.

Donna Baker said...

what a fabulously beautiful card! going to have to use my nestability as a frame like this too! the set is just lovely. I love Fall because the temps cool off finally!

Anonymous said...

What a great technique. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

I love Fall. The leaves start to change and the air gets crisp. It’s a great time for star gazing.

Trudi said...

I love the beautiful colors of fall and the crisp cool air. Thanks for the chance at your blog candy.

Christy Q said...

Beautiful! Love the tip on masking with the Nesties. Fall is my favorite season for a variety of reasons - namely, the glorious colors that are evident in the mountains around me. Accompanied with the brisk air, it's a joy to walk among leaves and hear/feel them crunch underneath. Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

Unknown said...

What a great card! It's just "my style" My favorite season is fall. I love everything about especially the beautiful leaves when you drive through the rolling hills of Kentucky and the crisp air.

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Ack, my comment disappeared! Let's see...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial.

My favorite thing(s) about fall are the crisp air, the changing colors, and taking my boys to the pumpkin patch. There's one by our house with a playground, petting zoo, corn maze, hay rides, AND a pumpkin patch. He just loves it so of course I do too.

Oh, and I NEED those bird stamps!

Carol said...

Well, fall is not my favorite season...it's 6 months til my favorite season of spring! But, I must admit I do love the colors of the changing leaves, especially the gorgeous golds of the aspens here in CO against our brilliant blue skies!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those bird stamps! Please, pretty please pick me!

Anonymous said...

I love fall, it's one of my favorite seasons. I love the return of cooler weather (at last!); I love the snuggly feeling of sweaters and scarves and blankets; I love the richness of fall colors; I love the fragrances of apple cider and pumpkin pie. Even if I don't win anything, thank you for the chance to think about the loveliness of fall!

Nicola said...

my favorite thing about fall is the beautiful colors that start appearing everywhere. Autumn colors are my favorite colors.

Hugs
Nic

Kerry said...

I really enjoy autumn in general, I just don't like what's coming next. But that's beside the point. What I like most about autumn is football, the sparkling blue skies and crisp weather and the wonderful colors of the trees. Oh, and I can't forget the opportunity to try win a some fabulous blog candy.

Linda Carson said...

Fabulous artwork! I'll have to try this tutorial. My favorite thing about fall is the crisp air & the changing colors.

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Anne said...

I somehow missed seeing the set before. Love it and your beautiful card. I love the fact that with Fall comes cooler temps so we can actually spend time outside again (live in AZ).

Anonymous said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the smell of ripe apples in the orchard, cider, pumpkins everywhere - it is a beautiful time of the year. Love the stamps and the blog candy, thanks for a chance to win. Kathy P.

Sue D said...

I love fall! I love the leaves changing colors and the crisp air and the crunch of the leaves under your feet.

Ashley Newell said...

I love the weather in fall! I live in California so we can wear t-shirt with jeans. And I love hot apple cider.

Diane said...

I love fall best of all, I live in Michigan, so we have wonderful colors here. Besides all the beautiful colors, its the smell of fall I like most, not the burning leaves, yuck, but the crisp clean air that fall has, it just makes you want to put all your mums and pumpkins out, I just wish it lasted longer!!! Love the card...and would love to have this set...yippee!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fall is great - I live in the south so it's great convertible weather!! And your card is beautiful!

Kim said...

Fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp cool air and the tree leaves changing colors.

Anonymous said...

Ah, fall. I love the cool, crisp air, the clear blue skies and the ever changing palette of orange, red and yellow.

Thanks for a chance to win.

Angel said...

wow, such a lovely card! love the final look of that tree! and i *love* this set! thanks for a chance to win and oh ~ fave thing about fall? hmmm, the crisp air (cheaper electric bills, yay!) and pumpkins!!!!

Anonymous said...

The set you are offering up for blog candy is just lovely!

Your blog is FAB and so are your creations... love your nails too {wink!}

Thanks for the op to win some very YUMMY blog candy!

Char in So Cal
scrampaddict (at) cox (dot) net

Char in So Cal said...

My favorite thing about fall is being able to wear all my beautiful sweaters!!

You are so very talented. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

I love the colors of the trees in fall and also the cooler weather is great.

Jenn said...

My favorite thing about fall is the colors you see. When I lived in California they had a place called Apple Hill, it was a fun family fall trip!

veronica said...

your tutorial was creative! great idea! the new stamp set is terrific. i love it.

Cindy Vernon said...

I love when the weather turns cooler and the nights get dark earlier. I love being able to make warm soups that taste so comforting on fall nights.

Rae C. said...

I need to begin with how much I enjoy your blog and your beautiful designs--impressive (get it?!). Yeah, how many times have you heard that? I love fall, always have, not just the colors, but the crispness in the air, and because I have a fall birthday!

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