Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Indian Summer Moment

by Erika Taylor

Hi Everyone, Erika here and today is most definitely a good day.

I've been paper crafting since October 2008, but you could always find me with scissors, glue, crayons and construction paper when I was a little girl. Creatively, I love living outside the box. I am very eclectic and sometimes look from one project to the next and think "Did I make both of those? I love creating anything from cards to layouts, altered pieces to tags and ATC's. I'm starting to try my hand at jewelry using stamping products as well. I definitely have a few favorite products and love creating with them. Spellbinders Dies, Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels and anything Tim Holtz. Although I've just started down the Copic path and I know they will soon be a staple as well.

I am so looking forward to sharing my art with you and I know this year will be jam packed with amazing projects from this years Design Team. I’m so blessed to be a part of the Frantic Stamper Design team and I’m grateful that you are all here taking the journey with me. Today I’ve got a great little card to share with you using some of my all time favorite papers from Basic Grey. The Indian Summer line is so unbelievably versatile and I love the richness of the color palette. Add some Grungeboard and some glimmer mist and this is what I created:

Indian Summer Moment


For this card you will need the following supplies

      Bazzill Cardstock
            Juneberry (BAZ-1-196 $.59)
            Beetle Black (BAZ-10-1031 $.59) 

      Patterned Paper- Basic Grey Indian Summer - 6"x6" pad (BG-6x6-IND $5.99)
      Grungeboard- Elements Nature, 8 sheets (ADV-GB-92735 $9.99)
            Flourishes v2 by Rhonna Farrer (AL-RS-2514 $18.00)
      Tag- Autumn Bliss Fabric Tags (LYB-S-BLI220 $3.49)
      Ink- Versamark Pad  (TSU-VMPAD $8.09)
      Glimmer Mist-
            Scarlet (TAT-60920 $6.95 )
            Tattered Leather (TAT-60800 $6.95)
      Crackle Paint- Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot (RAN-DCP-black $4.59)
      Embossing Powder-Judikins Egyptian Gold - 2 oz (JK-EP-Egypt $6.50)
      Precision Scissor- Cutter Honey Bee Scissors (EK-CB-06 $12.49)
      Big Shot- Big Shot Machine (pink/black) (SIZ-Big-manual $99.99)
      Spellbinders Nestabilities -
            Circles Small (Wiz-D-S4116 $24.99)
            Circles Classic Scallop Small (Wiz-D-S4125 $24.99)


      Step 1- Cut Juneberry cardstock at 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” score at 4 1/4”. Set aside

      Step 2- Cut beetle black cardstock 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”. Adhere 4” x 5 1/4” patterned paper to card front.

      Step 3- Cut out 1 3/4” x 1 3/4” beetle black cardstock and adhere 1 5/8” x 1 5/8” patterned paper on top. Adhere to card front.

      Step 4- Using precision scissors, cut out leaves and berries from patterned paper. Adhere to card front with pop dots

      Step 5- Cut out 2 1/4” x 3 1/2” beetle black cardstock. Adhere 2 1/8” x 3 3/8” patterned paper on top. Adhere to card front.

      Step 6- cut out 1” x 4” piece beetle black cardstock and adhere to card front. Layer ribbon of choice and crochet lace of choice on top.

      Step 7- Adhere entire piece to card base using double sided tape.

      Step 8- Cut out scalloped and classic circle using spellbinder dies and big shot. Layer then adhere to card base.

      Step 9- Spray flower Grungeboard piece with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist. Adhere to circles.

      Step 10- Paint portions of Grungeboard bird with Distress Crackle Paint in Soot Black. Then spray with Scarlet Glimmer mist. Let dry completely.

      Step 11- Using Versmark, stamp flourish image onto bird then sprinkle with Judikins embossing powder. Emboss with heat tool. Adhere finished bird to card front.

      Step 12- Finish card with cutting fabric tag and adhering to card front using pop dots.

I love using more than one medium on Grungeboard. Try different combinations of embossing powder, paint and shimmer to see what you come up with.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing an Indian Summer moment.



  1. beautyful card!!!

  2. Gorgeous card. I love using grunge board, but have only used lumiere paint on it so far, I need to branch out a bit and this is a great inspiration! Thanks.

  3. Beautiful card Erica!!

  4. this is beautiful, Erika!!

  5. fran,

    Je ne savais pas que ton blog était maintenant si complet. Superbe les idées. BRAVO
    Tu vas encore nous donner des idées pour dépenser nos sous !!!!!!!!!
    Marie-Hélène à Madrid