With today’s project, I’m playing along with two Fall-themed challenges: a Fall-Themed Designer’s Choice challenge at Can You Case It? and a Fall Thank You Cards challenge at The Paper Players. Now that I’ve got you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the most leaf-caressed and twig-distressed project, I must confess that my card doesn’t showcase any Fall-themed products. Instead the colors I used, along with the rustic sentiment, make this card feel very Fall-appropriate. I hope you agree. Here’s my card:
And here are the banners for the theme challenges that inspired me to create this card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A World of Thanks. Do you recognize this sentiment? If the title of this post or the title of this section didn’t already tip you off, you’ll be happy to know I isolated one of the many “thank you” sentiments in the background stamp A World of Thanks to arrive at this gorgeous sentiment. I taped off the area surrounding the words, inked the stamp with Early Espresso, removed the tape and stamped the image down on Very Vanilla. It gave me exactly what I was looking for – and I lined up my Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine to perfectly accent the “thank you.” If you missed my video about isolating images on a stamp set, you can check it out here. Look how many distinct “thank you” sentiments you could get with this stamp (which looks gorgeous in the background, by the way):
- Leaf vs. Star. My original idea for this card included a small leaf from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies. It looked great! As usual, though, I let my project sit there for a bit before switching gears. I was cleaning up my Something to Say stamp set (I used it for a project I’ll be sharing later this week), when I saw this star. Because it has the same sketched feel as the sentiment, I thought it would be a perfect accent for this sentiment. I think it filled the space above the sentiment perfectly.
- Fall Color Combination. As I mentioned earlier, this color combination really informs the Fall feel of this card. I used browns and yellow to create a masculine feel that’s certainly appropriate for this wonderful time of year. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: A World of Thanks, Something to Say Papers: Bohemian Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla Inks: Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon Accessories: 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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