I love the colors of Fall. The perfect combination of rich yellows, deep reds and robust greens takes me back to a cool, crisp day in my childhood. The aroma of cinnamon in the air, I can see Mom in her long, white apron, turning toward me with a piping hot pie she made with apples from the tree out back. This is what Fall is all about.
Was that my memory? Did we even have an apple tree? I don’t think we did. In fact, I know we didn’t. Where did that come from? Sometimes I worry about myself. Anyway, as soon as I finished this card with Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and Old Olive, I could smell cinnamon. Here’s my card:
And here’s this week’s challenge banner for the PPA color combination that that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Thankful Forest Friends. Have you seen this adorable stamp set in the Holiday Catalog? The bear, the rabbit, the fox. They all want to let you know how thankful they are for you – and they do so in a beautiful Fall landscape. While I love the animals, though, I love the typeset of the words even more – and you already know I love good “thank you” sentiments. If this isn’t already on your list for Fall, take another look:
- Masked Clean. It’s rare that I make a card with this much white – the base and the central panel. So clean. I love the “give thanks” font, but I wanted to keep the already-streamlined card super-clean, so I masked out the fun leaves on top and on bottom of the sentiment. I simply placed tape over the images I didn’t want to emboss. I inked the stamp with Versamark and the pulled the tape off before stamping the image on a piece of Cajun Craze. I added White Embossing Powder, heat embossed it and then cropped the whole thing with an Ovals Collection Framelit. If you want to see my video about isolating images on a stamp, click here.
- Perfectly Centered and Offset. I used three Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up my Brushstrokes background stamp (as you can probably tell, I created a single stripe of Cajun Craze and two stripes of the other colors). These stripes are perfectly centered on the focal panel of the card. Rather than center the oval sentiment along the stripes, I offset the oval and positioned it in along the bottom of the stripes. Still the card is balanced.
Stamp Sets: Thankful Forest Friends, Brushstrokes Papers: Thick Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Whisper White Inks: Stampin’ Write Markers (Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Old Olive) Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Pals Paper Arts Challenge see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!