Yup. Two Fall-themed cards in a row. I certainly like yesterday's card but I like today's card just as much.
Let's first take a look at the sketch. It is one from Sketchbook Saturday Challenge:
And you really need to check out Iwona's card here. Her card is awesome. I really appreciate her use of colors, something I am always struggling with. I would have never thought of using a bright blue for a solid bird image, nor would I tried a light, sky blue for a feather. These unconventional colors bring lots of fun to her card and I like it A LOT. The next thing on my wish list is the feather die. Shhhh~~ don't tell my dies in my drawers......
Onto my fall card. This year for whatever reason I have been having a lot of fun making them. My favorite is usually Christmas cards but Fall-themed cards are gaining popularity. I am making more and more of them.
The patterned paper, Dreamin', came from the 2011 Close to My Heart catalog. Don't ask me why I have never let the paper pack see any light. But if you do ask me, I will briefly tell you that I have this disease of holding onto pretty paper for a long time before I can break the package open to use it. The cause of the disease is the fear that the pretty paper will be ruined by an unsuccessful attempt to make a card, a layout, or any project. My disease was diagnosed back in the stone age, but unfortunately there is no cure for the disease, at least no medication works for me thus far.
I am glad that I've finally overcome the fear and used the paper on this card. In fact, I'm starting a layout with this paper pack. The layout was a happy day I spent with my cousin when she visited me in Fall 2011, the birth date of this paper pack. What a coincidence!
My flowers were stamped using rock and roll technique. The outer edges have darker colors than then center of the flowers. This is my favorite stamping technique! Just a quick and easy way to add color and depth to any image. I've also used masking technique on the sentiment. The sentiment reads "Give Thanks for all you have" but I masked off everything but "Thanks". Masking is also one of my favorite stamping techniques and it could give an image a totally different look.
My card is also entering the following challenges:
Clear it out challenge - Thank you card, and the Dreamin' paper pack that I have been holding onto
Tuesday Throwdown challenge - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Favorite stamping technique
Just Inspirational Challenge - Flowers
The Perfect Sentiment - Thank you
Pollycraft challenges - Harvest Colors
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
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