Friday, October 30, 2009
I have to say, Fall is my favorite season. I like Spring, too, but Fall wins with its crisp, fresh air and the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. I can't wait to trade in my flip flops for boots, and my tank tops for turtlenecks and sweaters.
It's no surprise to me that Autumn Blessings is one of my favorite JustRite stamp sets ever. I colored the basket of apples with Copics, diecut the image panel with Labels Four Nestabilties and sponged on a little light peach ink while the die was still in place. Some Basic Grey Indian Summer patterned paper, ribbon, trim, buttons, and stitching and I was done.
I couldn't decide which of two versions I liked best, so I'll show them both. For this second one, I replaced the top designer paper panel with three vertical strips of wide striped ribbon to fit with this week's SCS sketch challenge (#252), and went a little heavier with the light peach sponging on the main image panel.
To some this may be taboo, but I stamped the image in black ink and the sentiment in brown. The reason is that when the image was also stamped in brown ink, I found I lost a lot of the detail of the artwork, especially since the basket is also brown. Switching to black ink (along with clear embossing) solved that problem, but I still wanted the sentiment to be brown to match the designer paper colors and the card base.
Thanks for stopping by today, and have a fantastic weekend!
Stamps: Autumn Blessings Border & Centers (JustRite Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Basic Grey Indian Summer 6x6 paper pad Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Vintage Sepia, Stampin' Up Blush Blossom
Accessories: Copic markers, white gel pen, Spellbinders Labels Four Nestabilities and Fancy Scalloped Piercabilities, foam adhesive, fabric trim, May Arts faux seude ribbon (white and brown), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Moroccan Screen embossing folders, SU striped ribbon, Papertrey buttons, May Arts burlap string, white embroidery floss