This card qualifies for TWO challenges today! I haven't played along with any SUO Challenges since I was a design team member there, so it feels good to be playing again! The SUO #158 Challenge this week is to create a Thanksgiving or thankful-themed card, and the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #67 is a sketch challenge, so I was able to combine them both into this card. Here is the sketch:
The nights are getting cooler and the leaves are just beginning to change into their fall colors around here.....well, the ones that haven't turned brown and dropped already. Not only are we seeing a bit more color, but the slant of the autumn sun lends a beautiful golden light to everything. It's hard to describe, but so pretty to see, especially in the late afternoon. I added a bit of So Saffron sponging behind the tree to try to mimic it, but it really doesn't show much in the photo.
Here's the "How To"
Image: Very Vanilla 2-7/8" x 4"
Mat: Pear Pizzazz 3" x 4-1/8"
Embossed strip: Very Vanilla 1-1/2" x 5-1/4"
Fence: Soft Suede 1-1/4" x 4-1/4"
Card base: Very Vanilla 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
- Emboss Very Vanilla strip with Woodgrain embossing folder and adhere to card base on left side.
- Stamp greeting in Early Espresso at bottom of image panel. Stamp grass in Pear Pizzazz above greeting. Stamp tree in Early Espresso. Use small leaf cluster to stamp leaves in Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder randomly on tree and grass below.
- Adhere to Pear Pizzazz mat, and then to card base.
- Die cut fence from Soft Suede strip and cut fence posts loose from remainder of cardstock. Adhere to card base with liquid glue.