Fall has arrived

I don't know about you, but I absolutely love this time of year!  The leaves are turning, there is a slight chill in the air, and it is just beautiful outside. 

Driving around today, I was inspired to pull out the Gently Falling stamp set and Spice Cake Designer Series Paper.  I originally thought that these colors were an unusual color combination for Fall projects, but it is perfect—the blue actually matches the clear skies we've had this week.

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I decided to use the Mojo 209 Sketch as my starting point.  It's been awhile since I've been able to participate in a challenge and I always love the Mojo Monday sketches.  They really stretch my creativity!

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STAMP SETS:  Gently Falling, Thank You Kindly

INK:  Soft Suede

PAPER:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard, Spice Cake Designer Series paper

ACCESSORIES:  Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brads, Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Designer Frame Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border punch, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Sponges, Dimensionals

 

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For the greeting, I stamped "thanks" in the center of the embossed Designer Frame.  The edges of the frame were sponged with Soft Suede ink and Champagne Mist shimmer paint.

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Aren't the leaves gorgeous?  I stamped the images onto More Mustard, Pool Party, and Soft Suede cardstock with Soft Suede ink.  Each leaf was carefully cut out, then sprayed with a mixture of Champagne Mist shimmer paint and alcohol.  I keep the shimmer paint mixture in a small mister bottle–it is wonderful for adding a soft shimmer to your special projects.  I need to remember to keep some on hand for the holidays!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Lisa | 5th Oct 11

    This is lovely Melissa! The colors are perfect for this time of year…we had delightful blue skies today too.The leaves and acorn look wonderful tucked under your pretty bow!

  2. Tiffany Bauer | 6th Oct 11

    This card is just beautiful!! I love fall and these colors are perfect!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #37 with a link back to your blog on 10-9-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!
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    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer
    http://www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

  3. Julee | 7th Oct 11

    Simply gorgeous. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

  4. Debbie | 8th Oct 11

    What a beautiful card!! Love the colors and your embossing and sponging!! Gorgeous!!
    http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

  5. Martha | 12th Oct 11

    WOW, this is gorgeous! I love the color combination and all the wonderful details. So beautifully done!
    -Martha

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