Happy Wednesday! In honor of it being the first day of Autumn, I thought I would share a fall themed card. It also corresponds with a great challenge taking place over at The Paper Players where they've asked participants to "Create a Fall Scene."
I absolutely love this time of year! The colors, the smells, the cooler weather...well not in Florida yet, but hopefully just around the corner. I recently purchased some pumpkin dies from Simon Says Stamp and I was dying to try them out. So here's my take on Autumn:
I started by die cutting a few of the pumpkins and using my ink blending tool to apply distress inks in oranges, yellows, greens and browns. I then found a nice neutral printed paper with a scripty background in my paper stash and used a stitched rectangle die to cut it out. It was a thin piece so I mounted tan fun foam on the back to give it more weight and dimension. I had picked up the plaid ribbon from a Michael's sale a few years ago and finally got to use it. It fit my color palette perfectly. I adhered it across my card base and then added my printed paper rectangle on top. Next I mounted the pumpkins using some foam dimensionals to give some depth.
For my sentiment, I die cut two small penants in both green and khaki paper layering them so that the green peeked out just a little bit. I stamped my sentiment in Dark Chocolate ink from Simon Says Stamp. I then used my Crop-o-dile to add an eyelet from my stash. The finishing piece was a bit of neutral twine. Once applied to my card I picked out some sequins in fall colors to scatter around.
Here's a look at the inside. I used more of the khaki card stock and I didn't want to waste those other pumpkins I had colored so I gathered a couple in the corner. I think it turned out very fall!
Be sure to head over to The Paper Players and check out all of the lovely autumn and Halloween cards. I can't wait to make more! Such a wonderful time of year! See you next time!