September 16, 2011


Happy Friday!!! At least I hope it is :-) I actually have been sick and had a horrible headache yesterday, so it was all I could do to take care of the absolute priorities yesterday so sorry I missed ya here!! BUT, I do have a card to share today that uses the fabulous Holiday Mini fall product line :-) This was actually another workshop card that I did this week - I love the Gently Falling stamp set, these leaves are just sooooo pretty! I have to say, it was a VERY big hit at the workshop too :-) Everyone seems to love fall, and we are definitely ready for it here after all this 100 degree weather!!!! This card screams fall with all the colors and pretty leaves falling down :-) The base of the card is Pool Party card stock and I have to say, I would have never thought to use this color for fall, but it works soooo well, and I am hooked on it! It's a very versatile color, and definitely my favorite (this week anyway, heehee!).  The outline of the leaves are stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock in Soft Suede classic ink, and then stamped again using the full leaves in Pool Party and then More Mustard ink to give that pretty fall coloring.  I love two-step stamping and I think that is why this stamp set appeals to me so much! You can do sooo many different things with it!! The patterned paper along the bottom is from the Spice Cake Designer Series paper pack, and is punched using the Eyelet Border punch. I lined it up on the bottom edge to give it the look of double bordering  with the edge of the Pool Party card stock. So cool!! Then, I layered a piece of More Mustard Scalloped Polka Dot ribbon right over the top! The sentiment is actually from another Holiday Mini set called Always Thankful, another fabulous fall set that makes me happy! I stamped it in Soft Suede on Naturals Ivory, then punched it out using the Modern Label punch.  Lastly, I layered the sentiment over a piece of River Rock card stock that is punched out using the Designer Label punch, then popped the whole thing up on dimensionals. And of course, no card is complete without a little bling so I added two small rhinestones to my sentiment to make the whole card pop!! This card makes me happy - the colors are a great mix and have quickly become a favorite for me! If you are in love with these products and want to have them for your very own (and you know you do *wink*) you can order them in my online store or contact me and I will be happy to place your order for you! So, today I am finishing prepping for my mini book class tonight, which I will share with you all tomorrow! Tomorrow I have Scrap Club as well, so a busy couple of days here :-) I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pool Party, Soft Suede, River Rock, Naturals Ivory card stock, Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
Inks - Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard classic inks
Stamps - Gently Falling, Always Thankful
Tools - Eyelet Border Punch, Designer Label Punch, Modern Label Punch
Accessories - More Mustard Scalloped Polka Dot ribbon, Basic Rhinestones


Penny Hanuszak said...

Hope your headache has gone away and you're feeling much better today! This is a great card. Thanks for sharing.

Lesli said...

Great fall card Alex! I hope you feel better soon!