October is my favorite month of the year. I wish autumn could last 6 months, but it always seems to go by way too quickly. I think Studio Calico captured the season beautifully in their kit selections this month. The fall colors and patterns are just gorgeous!
This is one of those "sit back & enjoy a cup of coffee" kind of posts with a lot of photos & information. I hope you enjoy taking a peek at my projects using this month's kits. Let me introduce you to Antiquary:
I made a record number of cards using this month's kits... and I still have a million ideas that I ran out of time to put down on paper. The card kit & card add-on stamp sets were really versatile & I used the coordinating die sets on many of my projects. The dies just make things so easy & are a huge time saver!
Here's a card I made using just the card kit:
I placed the new Harvest Moon metal die over very thick letterpress paper & loved the results! It doesn't cut all the way through, allowing the outline of the die to emboss deeply into the paper.
I love the bold color that the Zing embossing powders give to stamped images!
I used the coordinating metal dies to cut out the pear & apple, making the card below a quick & easy project.
This paper from Vienna is just too cute! It made for a quick & easy card because the layered paper looks adorable all on its own.
This is another card made entirely from the card kit:
This is a card I made with the stamps from the Athens card add-on kit & the new Boxwood dies:
I die cut each shape from watercolor paper & stamped them with VersaFine ink. (This ink will not bleed when used with watercolors.)
I made my own tag from patterned paper & used the number "0" stamp from Amsterdam to finish the look.
The chalkboard paper & the transparent ampersands are from Amsterdam. Say that 10x's fast! (This box comes packed with so many adorable vellum die cuts!)
This card combines so many of my favorite products from the kits this month!
The chalkboard paper is from the Amsterdam add-on & I loved how it looked paired with the new Printshop Thickers found in Amsterdam. To add a bit of color, I used a Copic marker over the letters.
This card started out as a plain panel of paper (part of a sheet form the Antiquary scrapbooking kit) & I added lots of little pieces to dress it up.
I used my craft knife to slice through the top of the banners & slid the geotag alpha stickers in place, hand-stitching to secure.
This is my tribute card to Ryan Gosling. :)
I combined the new Printshop thickers (found in Amsterdam) with the "girl" badge from the main kit.
I used the "You Are Missed" stamp from Athens to create the stamped portion of my sentiment, cutting apart the stamp into separate words.
Whoo! Did you make it all the way through? :)
Make sure to take a closer look at all of this month's kits (which are still available!) at Studio Calico.