Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall has arrived!

After a couple of rainy days, today was a beautiful Fall day. The late afternoon sky was clear with no clouds in sight. Though we had a mild Summer, the cool mornings and early evenings of Fall are wonderful.  It won't be long before the hardwood trees start their vibrant display and today's card share is a tribute to the upcoming change of colors.  It's a Fall themed "Thank You" card.

Fall themed "Thank You" card
Crushed Curry card stock was used for the base of the card.  To create a tree bark effect on the background layer, Early Espresso ink was applied to one side of the Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder, next Sahara Sand card stock was  inserted into the embossing folder and it was run through the Big Shot machine.  Doesn't it look like a piece of wood?  The Autumn Accents Bigz Die was used to cut Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper and Old Olive card stock for the leaves.  Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set was used to randomly stamp the crushed curry patterned designer series paper.  Old Olive ink was also sponged along the edge of the Tangerine Tango sweater pattern of the designer series paper.  The green leaf was stamped using a grunge stamp with Early Espresso and Tangerine Tango.  Along the edge of the leaf, Crushed Curry was sponged to give the appearance of a leaf changing colors.  To add a bit of shine to the card, an acorn was cut from Champagne Glimmer paper. The greeting was stamped with Early Espresso onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut using the large oval punch.  It was then layered onto a piece of Crush Curry card stock punched with the extra large oval punch.  Though it's not clear in the photo, Stampin' Dimensionals were used to layer the leaves and add dimension to the card. 

With a feeling of Fall in the air, I'll be making a few more cards to celebrate the change of season so be sure to check back again!

Thanks for stopping by...and don't forget, if you have any questions or wish to purchase any of the products used for this project, contact me at margkni@gmail.com.
 
More projects will be shared next week...
Until then, have a great weekend!


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