Thursday, November 3, 2016

MIO Compadres Autumn Breeze Hop

I am in my studio with the door open on this beautiful fall day! I hope everyone is experiencing lovely weather. I love this time of the year! The MIO Compadres have gotten together for this hop to share some Autumn creations with you.

Laura was the first stop on the hop and I'm sure you enjoyed what she had in store for you! If you missed her hop stop please click the previous button and it will take you directly to her blog. There is a list located at the bottom of this post with a list of hop stops in case you missed any.


We are having a giveaway this month!
To enter simply comment on each stop by the 17th at midnight EST and you can be eligible to win the above prize.
That's right, every person that comments on every stop on the hop will be entered to win, so don't miss any! Winner to be announced on Laura's blog on the 21st.


With all the rage being on interactive cards lately, I couldn't resist having this adorable hedgehog from MFT's  Happy Hedgehogs jump out of a pile of leaves. I started by stamping all my images with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on 110lbs Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with Copics. I used my Scan N Cut to cut them out. I blended Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks On a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of 110lbs Neenah Solar white cardstock with an ink blender to create my background. I laid my pieces out to see where my slider needed to go and then die cut it out using MFT's Surf And Turf Die-namics. I also put Elizabeth Crafts 4" Double Sided Adhesive on both sides a piece of Fun Foam, put a piece of white cardstock on top and cut the channel slide out using MFT's Slider Channel Builder Die-namic. 
I had set my mind to the fact that I wanted the leaves to fly into the air when the hedgehog jumped up. This was something I had to work at to get the results I wanted. In the end, I put my leaves on little strips of acetate and cut 2 more pieces in an arc to attach them to, so they were scattered. After attaching them to one piece with score tape I put more score tape on top of them and put the other arc on top. This was mounted to the slide mechanism behind the hedgehog. I used more than one pile of leaves to have enough room to hide my hedgehog and used SU dimensionals on the outside edges to pop the leaf piles up to allow the hedgehog to slide behind them. I stamped my sentiment with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink using my MISTI. I assembled my card and mounted it on a piece of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall paper cut 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I thought my pull tab looked plain so I glued the mushrooms to the top.

Recently MFT came out with a stamp called Jumping For Joy which seemed like the perfect match for last years Thankful Friend. This made me want to revisit that card and create one with the new set in the same fashion. I absolutely love these Pure Innocence fall stamps. I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock and applied Fineline Masquepen. Then I sprayed Dylusions ink and Mica Sprays ( the same ones in the givaway). I let this dry really well before removing the masking. I used my EK Success Powder Tool on the background then heat embossed my Sentiment with Ranger White EP. I used Copics to draw a tree on the left and then cut one from MFT Hot Fudge cardstock using Lawn Fawn's Leafy Tree Portrait die. I also cut some extensions to the branches by hand. I used MFT's Black Licorice Hybrid Ink to stamp my images and colored them with copics. When they were done I cut them out on the Scan N Cut. I assembled my card and mounted the card front on a piece 
of MFT Boysenberry card stock that was die cut with Die-namics Blueprint 25. Let's not forget the Glossy Accents on the leaves.

I hope you enjoyed hopping with us! I know we enjoyed sharing our creations with you all and hope you will join us again. Next on the hop is Jasmine! Please click the next button and it will take you to her blog.

1. Laura
2. Deana- You are here!!
4. Linda Gorman
5. Lisa 


  1. Adorable hedgies card! Love the interactive card and the beautiful autumn colors! Such fun details.... I am so impressed with the way the leaves move on the arcs! And your Jumping For Joy cards are a real delight... awesome coloring!

    1. Thank you! I always look forward to you hopping with us!

  2. Lovely cards and
    the card with the
    jumping hedgehog is
    adorable! Great work
    on figuring it all out.
    Carla from Utah

  3. What an interactive Autumn card! The colors are perfect! Thanks for the video!

  4. Super cute cards! Love the interactive one! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~God bless~

  5. Interactive cards are so fun but always kind of intimidating for me. I always end up making it backwards or something! Yours however, is simply adorable and that hedgie couldn't be cuter!

    1. Thank you! I'm so happy to see you visiting us this month 😊. Don't feel bad I must have the same problem when I try to video. It just doesn't work sometimes but I keep trying.

    2. Thank you! I'm so happy to see you visiting us this month 😊. Don't feel bad I must have the same problem when I try to video. It just doesn't work sometimes but I keep trying.

  6. What a fun surprise of a card! I love your idea of the hedge hog jumping out of the pile of leaves. That is so creative!

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