Sep 21, 2006
I wanted to make a fall card last night and as I looked through my stamps I realized I have almost *nothing* suitable for fall. Can you believe it!? I have Halloween stamps, but nothing fall-ish. This pumpkin image was the closest I could come to fall and I don’t even know the maker of the stamp. A friend of mine gave it to me from her old, old collection of rubber and it doesn’t have markings on it. As you can see I also don’t have fall sentiments so I had to use my handwriting for the Happy Fall Y’all. I ’bout have a heart attack when I have to hand letter things because I try to be so careful and yet still make it cute. KWIM? This started out trying to be the sketch challenge from yesterday, but didn’t quite adhere to the sketch when it was all said and done. That happens to me a lot! LOL! The cardstock colors are Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Garden Green. The card base is wheeled twice (diagonally once in each direction) with the Rough Texture jumbo wheel and sponged around the edges with white craft ink. The pumpkins are masked and colored with Prismacolor pencils, blended with gamsol and stumps. Then I stamped the A muse oval in Close to Cocoa for the ground. I added some of the Itty Bitty Background speckle stamp in Chocolate Chip to look like dirt. I cut the ovals for the sentiment with my Creative Memories oval templates. However, I still *really* want the Stampin’ Up oval punches. I think they will work much better for layering and easier too! I added the stitching around the sentiment and the main image. None of my cards are complete without a little stitching… I’m addicted! Both the focal image and the sentiment are up on dimensionals. And then the gingham ribbon in Chocolate Chip to finish it off. The ribbon is Offray and I got it at Walmart (WOOT! for cheap ribbon). I used a little tip I got from Sarah Vrolyk for the ribbon. When it doesn’t stay in the position you want it to, just add a mini glue dot to the backside of the ribbon and place it where you want it! Thanks for looking!