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I hadn't joined in the Card Chain Challenge for a few months but I decided to sign up for their October card exchange and today is reveal day! In case you are unfamiliar with the Card chain challenge: it is a different kind of a challenge where each participant sends and received a card. There are several challenge options given like a sketch, color option, themes, techniques etc. This month I went with the theme of Fantasy Folk.
My card went to Julia in Massachusetts.
I recently got a new gnome stamp set - Garden Gnomes by Inkadinkado - and thought it would be perfect for a card featuring "Fantasy Folk". The image has been colored using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils in shades of green and brown which is one color scheme I love for fall cards.
I used Penny Black's stamp Birches on the backround stamped with Pumice Stone Oxide ink. I added a die cut "hill" using a retired Whimsy Stamps die, but there are several other options available. I used Rustic Wilderness Oxide ink to ink up the hill.
The sentiment is from Penny Black's sentiment set Friendship. A Martha Stewart punch was used to cut out the leaves, I inked them with distress inks and scored in the middle for some detail. Jute twine finish off the card.
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This beautiful card below I received from Chris in Illinois. I absolutely love it with these gorgeous fall colors and I love seeing it on my mantle!
If you would like to sign up and join in at Card Chain Challenge, there are still a few days left to do so. You do need to be able to make and send a card so it arrives at its destination by November 30th. All details can be found here.
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