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Tue 06

Catalina Seasons




The day after labor day may still be 90 degrees, but in my mind, summer is over and autumn begins. So what better to celebrate the start of fall but with a "happy fall" card.

I used the catalina wreath die 98189 for the fall card. I love the intricate dies that Memory Box sells. There are nothing else like them out there.  I know some people are scared of how intricate they are. I use my cuttle bug with 2 paper shims and I roll the die through my machine several times. I haven't had a problem with them cutting.

I start by cutting my die and inking it with Ranger's new distress stains.




Next I cover the whole thing with versamark ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.




While the wreath is till hot, dip it back into the embossing powder and reheat. Do this 3-4 times to create a thick coating over your wreath.



You will have a strong embellishment for a card or a scrapbook page. I had such fun with this technique I went ahead and made a spring and holiday card too. I am seeing a wreath in shades of blues with snowflake paper for winter.




Happy Fall Everyone!!





What a lovely die, and I love all of your cards! Thank you!

Great die and love all the variations. Thanks for the ideas!

Love the way you colored this with the stains.

Great card - thanks for sharing your idea of using the stains then embossing - what an incredible look!

What fun cards...and so easy! Thanks for sharing.
Jan Castle

I cannot wait to try this! I really like the backgrounds you embossed and the technique is fabulous - merci!

Wow, now I need to add this die to my wish list...really pretty cards!

Gorgeous die and cards. I am wondering how you "inked it with Ranger's new distress stains" - did you use a brush to apply the ink.

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