Sunday, July 19, 2009

Waiting for autumn


We've been blessed with a mild summer so far (fingers crossed that it continues) but even so, I still can't wait for autumn. I love the colors, the smells, the sights, the clothes. I also wanted an excuse to use my new "Falling Leaves" stamp set!

Some of the new In Colors are fabulously fall-ish so that's where I started. I stamped and punched three of the leaves and sponged the edges. Then I stamped the thanksgiving circle image in Dusty Durango and Soft Suede. I punched and layered them (see zoom below) to create more dimension.


After layering several mats, I used my paper piercer and mat pack to create 2 dotted lines beneath the panel. Then I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock and punched one end with a square punch to create a flag. I softened the cardstock by pulling it along the edge of my desk to break up the fibers. By alternating SNAIL adhesive and dimensionals, it looks like a flag blowing in the breeze! The final touch was a Kraft button (another one of those accessories I bought and then hoarded!).

Thanks for stopping by!




Stamps: Fallling Leaves
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Accessories: sponges, paper piercer, 1/2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-1/4" square punch, Kraft button, linen thread, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals

4 comments:

Lynn said...

Ooo this card is fantastic! I have this stamp set and haven't inked it up yet. I love what you've done with it!

Kathy W said...

just beautiful- still want summer awhile longer but love what you came up with

LeAnne said...

Ah, I can see that you & I think alike with our love for fall! Wonderful creation!

Jana Emmert said...

Love the color combo and the dimension on the card.

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