Sunday, September 02, 2012

An Autumn Twinchie Topper

Good evening !   I hope you enjoyed the weekend.   We managed to move a mountain of soil over our lawn.  I'm glad that job is finished, whew !   Tomorrow my hubby will over seed and then we hope for rain.  It's been a very dry summer.

I missed the last Twinchie challenge, so wanted to make sure I got in early this time.   The theme is "Autumn" for Challenge #5.   Check out the awesome creations by the Design Team here at Show us your Twinchies Challenge Blog.   Remember these creations are only 2 x 2 inches.  A small space, but for some reason I find creating them a little addicting.     I enjoy creating cards using the Twinchie as a topper and I think they would make great little gift tags.   

Update: Monday morning -  I'm adding this card to Judith's 'Forgotten Friday' Post at Judith@Poppy Cottage since I've used uninked stamps that have been waiting since last winter for Fall creations to start :) 

The background was created by using Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, & Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks on an Acrylic Block, sprayed with water and then added to the white card stock.

The Stamps are the Maple Leaf A Stamp Set from Class Act Inc.     I stamped a large leaf from the set with aged mahogany DI over the background.   The small leaf was embossed with gold, cut out and popped up on the Twinchie.

Below is the card I created with the Twinchie as a topper:

The background for the card was also created using the Acrylic Block Technique with Spiced Marmalade & Rusty Hinge Distress Inks.  I also over sprayed with Sunshine Glimmermist.   I stamped two different leaves from the set with Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.  

The quote - All Seasons C3534 from Impression Obsession was stamped with Walnut Stain DI.    The Twinchie was popped up and it's done !    I love this quote as Fall is my favourite season, especially after a long hot summer.   

That's all for today.   Thanks for your visits and kind comments, I appreciate them. 
Have a great day !


  1. I keep repeating myself when I'm over at your blog, but you are just awesome Shirley... I wish I could sit with you in your craft room and just craft together and have fun......Super beautiful card!
    TFS and enjoy your lovely Monday!

  2. Shirley, you have captured autumn completely! Love the rich fall colors and those beautiful leaves! Hope you stopped for a few beer over the weekend!

  3. Waw Shirley , this is so beautifull, I really like this card to put in my calender for november!!!So I will order some leave stamps this evening you really have inspired me now , thank you very much ( it's the second time, you know you gave me the inspiration for the salt background too!!!)

    Greetings and much love

  4. I absolutely love this Shirley the colours are gorgeous xxxxx

  5. Beautiful twinchie Shirley, thanks for playing along with us on our challenge, good luck xxx Zoe xxxx

  6. a fantastic twinchie, a real autumn feel because of the beautiful colors!
    Have a nice week!

  7. Gorgeous card Shirley, some great techniques. Lovely autumn colours. Love the twinchy, gonna have a look over on the site I think. Hugs. Jools. xxx

  8. What a great autumn card Shirley...the rusty brown is no nice with the soft stamping on it and the golden shiny leave is amazing on it!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  9. Shirley this is such great work. Beautiful your colors and the leaves are so awesome. your background marvelous.
    Lovely gret and a good week

  10. Shirley, das ist eine herrliche Herbst-Karte.
    Die Farben sind so so warm und fein.
    Die Karte ist sehr elegant und edel.

    Ganz liebe Grüße und eine schöne Woche xoxo

  11. Shirley, this is such a beautiful twinchie, and I love the technique you've used for the background.....I also LOVE the card you've made, it's so perfect to display your twinchie on. (Off into my craft room now to try out your technique!) xx
    Oh, and thanks for joining in our new challenge,
    Barbara, DT.

  12. Hi Shirley, such a beautiful Fall card! Always one of my favorite colours and seasons! Great job with that golden leaf and the quote is perfect with it, warm greet Mirandax

  13. Oh WOW shirley I love this card, gorgeous colours and a beautiful twinchie. The background is so good, you've inspired me to go and get my twinchie made.

    Sue x

  14. WOW what a gorgeous autumn creation. Love the colors and how you combined the stamps, specially the gold embossing is fantastic.
    Hugs Anja

  15. Beautiful twinchie and makes such a lovely topper for your gorgeous card,thankyou for joining our challenge

  16. Absolutely gorgeous Shirley, I love this little twinchie but made up into a card, with your talent has made it fantastic!!! Glad you're making good progress with your garden, have a great week, hugs Gay x

  17. I absolutely love this piece Shirley, I I could happily work with autumnal colours year round.

    Sorry I've not been by for a while, not been so good then a fall on top put paid to me doing much for a few days beyond scheduled posts.

    B x

  18. This is lovely Shirley, beautiful colours, and the gold leaf is stunning. I love the card, and the sentiment is splendid. I love the idea of making Twinchies, and hope to find the time to make some soon, there just aren't enough hours in the day! Thanks for joining in Forgotten Friday this week, Judith xx

  19. I'm speechless. It's that good!! Pinned perfection.

  20. Hi Shirley, thanks for your kind words...
    I love your cards, I'm fond of the coulours!
    And I agree with you: it's very satisfying to work with the inchies.
    I hope your garden will be ready soon. Good luck!
    Warm greetings, ALix

  21. Woo-hoo Shirley ... super Twinchie,fabulous work as always :) xx thanks for joining in our Challenge
    Eileen xx

  22. Hi Shirley! Wow what a truly beautiful creation! The twinchie is just gorgeous, I just LOVE those earthy fall colours, my favourites! Really great background, fun techniques! and then the beautiful golden leaf just tops it off nicely! Then you make this great card with the terrific background to nicely set off the Twinchie! Just terrific! Well done!
    Warm greetings, Marlene :)

  23. Shirley, they are both great!!
    Beautiful your golden leaf and the colours....!!!!!
    PS: would love to see your garden, good luck with it.
    Here the leaves are falling down, today we did put a net over the pound.
    Yes, autumn has begun.
    Groetjes Gery

  24. Hola Shirley i'm glad to see you every week on my blog, thank you for yours very kind comments:D
    OOOOOOOh Shirley WHAT BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN CARDS!!!!fantastic colouring, the gold leave is amazing and the sentiment is perfect because i love the autumn too, but in Spain the autumn arrive very late, just for november:C.
    A great work Shirley, as always.
    A warm hug from Palma and take care.

  25. Beautiful card created with your Twinchie Shirley - the colours are simply stunning! Sarah x

  26. Great card. The coloring is absolutely spot on for fall.

  27. That twinchie makes a super duper topper, love the card and the gold embossing adds just the right amount of bling.

  28. Wow Shirley! This is just Gorgeous Gorgeous! Fall is my all time favorite season! So you know I am Soo Loving this Beauty! Such rich pretty colors and LOVE the Fall leaves! 8-)


  29. Shirley, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the leaves! What a great find! You did a great job with them :)

  30. Wow! Great twinchie, perfect for the Autumn challenge. I love the card too, the background is just stunning and the twinchie looks fab. Great job! xx

  31. Lol.... Laughing about how you said these small projects... Inchies, twinchies can be addictive, you are right! So fun to sit down and make a batch of them. Loved your creation and rich color choices. Gotta get my Inchies out!

  32. Wish I could leave a comment on all the cards I've missed seeing these past several months. So I'll leave one here to let you know that I feel inspired by visiting your blog home. Thanks. I feel at peace enjoying the lovely colors. Your heart must look just like that - a brilliantly peaceful place, just like your artwork. This card caught my eye for the final comment because of its elegant simplicity. Rich earth tones and lovely gold embossing. Thanks again for a marvelous peek at your artwork!


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