Saturday, October 31, 2009

Autumn Thanks

Happy 'fall back' day to those of you who live in the central time zone. Not only is tonight Halloween night but we turn out clocks back one hour. I made this card for two SCS challenges; the first was Friday's Limited Supply Challenge where we made a card to exemplify our weather. It has been dreary and rainy until yesterday afternoon when the sun finally showed up. Our trees here are just vibrant~ full of color and also beginning to fall; so I chose these DPs from SU! plus when viewing the IC challenge website last evening, I saw this 'Golden Leaf and Acorn" tray. I knew exactly what to do. I just love when things come together like that!

One of the tricks I learned a bit ago was how to quickly use two or more colors on a stamp like my sentiment without having to use markers for every area. Ink up your stamp with the predominant color (or in some cases it is best to ink up with the lightest color); then take a blender pen and 'erase' the ink where you want to add another color. Then use your markers and re-color the erased area. On my card here, I inked my 'Give Thanks' stamp using my close to cocoa stamp pad, erased the cocoa on the leaf area using my blender pen, then recolored the leaves with my Ruby Red marker. Huff, puff & stamp~ Viola! I have dedicated an older blender pen for this use. It is really fast!

Happy Halloween!

Recipe: Everything is SU! except the leaf brads.
Stamp: Holiday Best
Paper: Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede, More Mustard, DSP- Autumn Traditions (SU!)
Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Leaf Brads (Target) & Scor-Pal


Gloria said...

I love the layout and how you scored the designer paper. Beautiful Fall card.

my5bratz said...

love the embossing, fab colours..gorgeous :0)

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous - what a perfect fall card!!! Love the scoring!!! You rocked the LSChallenge!!! Hugs ~S~

Kim Nath said...

Beautiful card and I love the tip that you shared! I will have to try that one.

Amy Johnson said...

What a lovely fall card. I love all the colors and the different leaf panels. So pretty!

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful fall card! Love all the layers and different DP's!