Friday, October 7, 2011

A Vibrant Fall!

Finally! Fall has arrived here in NoVA!
Next to Spring, this is my very favorite time of year - ok, next to Christmas and Spring, it's my favorite! :) Yesterday, Mark and I took the dogs on a really long evening walk on some of the trails here in our community. It was WONDERFUL to see some of the trees starting to change color. I just love how God's paintbrush creates a new masterpiece every year. The colors are so glorious and vibrant, especially on a bright day with a clear blue sky.

Yep, I LOVE Fall!

My card for you today is reflecting how I feel about the season. I created this one for my Trinity Design Stampers team meeting last month, when I was longing for Fall to begin. The color combo of Island Indigo, More Mustard and Lucky Limeade came straight from the Color Coach, and I added the Soft Suede to ground it a bit.

Here, take a look:

The new Gently Falling stamp set was perfect for what I had in mind. I don't do too much 2 Step Stamping, but here, I used the stamps as they were intended to add just a touch of gold to the leaves with the More Mustard Classic Ink Pad. I stamped the full leaf first in Lucky Limeade Classic Ink, then added the outline stamp over them. The cardstock I used was Naturals White to add to the rustic feel.

It's layered on a piece of More Mustard cardstock with a card base of Island Indigo. All the cardstock layers were sponged with Soft Suede Classic Ink to tone down the bright colors a bit. Fall is not Neon, it's vibrant, subtle; and the brown touches bring it there.

For my accents, I tore a strip of 1/2" Spice Cake Fabric and wrapped a piece around the top two layers like ribbon. It's adhered on the back of those layers with SNAIL. Then, I used the rest of the strip and tied a sweet bow, adding it to the card front with Mini Glue Dots. An Early Espresso button from the Neutrals Collection was added in the center with another Glue Dot.

The little medallion was layered punches of 1 3/4", 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circles. I used my Early Espresso and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers to color the acorn stamp. The circles were all sponged and adhered together, then I added it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Pretty easy-peasy card, but it's one that made me do the stampers happy dance around the studio! Does it remind you of Fall too?

Here are a few of the products I used to create this card:

#123804 - Gently Falling Stamp Set $28.95 Clear-Mount
#124006 - Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95

So, if you'd love to re-create this card, or anything else I've shown you here on the ol' Blog, you can visit my Online Stampin' Store anytime to find all the supplies you need.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! We are headed up to the mountains tomorrow for our annual apple picking, apple cider donut eating, apple pie making day. It's something we look forward to as a family each year and tomorrow promises to be the perfect FALL day for it! I'll probably share some pictures next week with you, and I'll be sure to eat an apple cider donut for you too! :)

Stamped blessings,

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1 comment:

  1. Love, love, LOVE it! Love the color combo...the fabric....the stamps.....ALL of it! Great job!

    Happy Fall Y'all!


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