Squirrels and Fall Leaves

Good Monday morning.  I hope you are enjoying this Labor Day holiday weekend.  I sure am.  It’s always nice to have a three day weekend.   Labor Day usually means fall in right around the corner.  My project today is a fall scene with cute squirrels as the main focus and was made using the Impression Obsession Squirrel Set, Tree Frame, Oak Leaves and Rake, Small Grass Border and layered the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames with my new Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.  Have you seen this new scalloped set of dies?  The largest die is 6.00” x 4.75”.  I used the second largest die on my card today. 

KC Impression Obsession Squirrel Set 2 right

For the leaves I applied Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey ink directly to white cardstock with the ink pads and swooshed them around to mix the colors.  When I was finished swooshing I misted the inks with water and smoothed the colors together and heat dried.  I applied versa to the piece of colorful cardstock, embossed with clear embossing powder and then cut three sets of the smaller oak leaves.  I applied ink to the tree frame with a mini applicator  and then applied several of the leaves to the branches with glossy accents. The tree frame is a little larger than the rectangle frame so I cut off most of the frame border off so it would fit behind the frame and not show.  Then I attached it along with the grass border to the back of the frame with double stick tape.  I applied Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and Vintage photo to the squirrels, applied versa and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Clear embossing the colored image brightens and enhances the colors.

 KC Impression Obsession Squirrel Set 2 center

I attached the scalloped layer to the card base with mounting tape.  Then I attached the framed tree to the scalloped layer with thin strips of mounting tape. I attached the squirrels to the tree and ground with mounting tape and then surrounded them with leaves.  Can you see the tiny die cut acorns in their little paws.  They are so tiny but so cute.

KC Impression Obsession Squirrel Set 2 left

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy your holiday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

10 thoughts on “Squirrels and Fall Leaves”

  1. Kittie, I’m pretty sure I have a couple of those squirrels in my back yard….They really love hazel nuts… lol. And I really liked the frame…. very cute card…. thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity!!!

  2. This is GORGEOUS, Kittie!!
    If I watch on, I get a very good feeling…
    I admire your amazing coloring of the squirrels…..and actually all the sweet animals you use in your scenes.
    Thank you very much for the wonderful Inspiration.
    Hugs, Eva.

  3. I love all of your cards but your scene cards just speak to me – this is amazing! Those little squirrels are so adorable! Thanks for sharing your talent – you’re one of my favourite crafters!

  4. Lovely fall scene. Those squirrels are so cute and I love the way you colored the leaves. The new scalloped frame is pretty but also a bit pricey for the set, yikes.

  5. Good Morning, Kittie. What a wonderful fall scene. Those squirrels are precious. and the leaves all colored so beautiful. Everything look real. I love how you presented them in the scalloped frame. Just gorgeous. I checked out the scalloped frame too an was put off by the price. disappointed. Love your work so much an just can’t wait each day to see what’s next…have a good holiday…..hugs


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