This is my favorite time of year – while Summer isn’t yet over, I’m already thinking about Autumn. After enduring a brutal summer, is it crazy that I can’t wait for it to cool off outside so that I can cozy up to a fire to warm up? Today’s project for Freshly Made Sketches combines an image from on old-faithful stamp set with Blendabilities, some new Designer Series Paper and two new stamps from the Holiday Catalog. I love this sketch – it handed me all the ammunition I needed to make this card:
- Three Colors Represented. Other than Whisper White (which plays a very important role in this card), the primary colors used in this card are Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie. Each of these three colors is represented in the frames behind each of the thee central panels. The top layer is saved for Pumpkin Pie, which has the starring role in this card.
- Blendabilities. I used Blendabilities to color the logs and fire on this card. I used all three of the Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities in the fire but only used the lightest shade from the Crumb Cake markers. It seemed so dark – and I didn’t want to make it any darker. I brushed the Color Lifter over the logs several times to pull some of the color out – I really like the texture and depth that is added with the Color Lifter.
- Sentiments. Don’t these sentiments look like they were made to coordinate with one another? While they are both found in the Holiday Catalog, they weren’t designed to coordinate (as far as I know). The “Hello Fall” sentiment is from For All Things, a Fall-themed stamp set, while “Time to Get Toasty” is found in Making Spirits Bright, an alcohol-themed set. Not only does this play-on-words work here, but the fonts seem to really match-up.
Stamp Sets: The Great Outdoors, For All Things, Making Spirits Bright Papers: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Pad, Blendabilities (Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Color Lifter) Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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