I've managed to get a card made that wasn't going to a submissions call in between all the crafty painting I've been doing. I decided to play along with a few challenges, two were the same theme and one had a great sketch. First up is Addicted to CAS's current challenge where the code word is Autumn/Fall. Then CAS-ual Fridays challenge is Fall colours and at least one leaf. I decided to play along with Less Is More for the first time and the challenge was to use the sketch provided. And so my card was born!
**Update**. I'm linking this up to Moxie Fab World's Colour Media Challenge.
You know, I love this time of year! The weather can still be beautiful during the day but the nights are cooler for sleeping. Plus, all the beautiful fall colours of the leaves! I never take those colours for granted since I lived in Calgary, AB for several years and the only fall colour there is yellow. And brown. Boring! They have no maples there. Just a whole lotta poplars. Anyway, back to the card. I needed a birthday card for my SIL so I thought I could make a fall-ish one since her birthday is in October. I've had this stamp for a while but I think I've only ever used it once. It comes from a lovely set by Inkadinkdo. I believe it's still available too. Pretty sure Simon Says Stamp sells it.
You know it's funny. I used to have such trouble making CAS cards and now I find it hard not to! LOL. Anyway, first I sponged my red (StazOn) and yellow (Marvey) inks on white cardstock. I added a bit of soft suede (SU!) after. I cut my circle out and then stamp my leaves with timber brown (StazOn). I ran a piece of white cardstock through my embossing machine (Sissix Texture Impressions) using a wood grain folder (Darice). Made a little banner and stamped my sentiment (Fiskars) in timber brown. Then assembled it all together. I think my SIL will like it. :-)
Now, it's that time of the month when I welcome any new followers. I've got two to introduce today. First up is newbie to the blogging world, Susanne Vargas of Keep in Touch! Please, show her what a wonderful blogging community we are and pay her a visit. :-). Next is Kirsty Vittetoe of Handmade Little Things. Now she's an experience blogger with a whole lot to share. A fabulous card artist! Definitely check her out. Welcome to both of you!
Well that's all for me right now. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
This card is gorgeous!!!! :)ReplyDelete
beautiful background and masking. Thanks for playing CFC!ReplyDelete
Oh and I love that you introduce new followers! so nice :)ReplyDelete
This looks simply fabulous and I'm so pleased that you are a convert to Clean and Simple!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
Just gorgeous,your card - I have that stamp set - I think I have to pull it out of the bin after seeing your card.....ReplyDelete
Super lovely Kim!! Submissions... Oooh can't wait to see what you have done!!!ReplyDelete
beautiful background. such a pretty card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!ReplyDelete
Your stamping is so PRETTY, love the fall colors, a great design that is!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your sweet welcome note! : )
Stunning card, beautiful inking and stamping! Thank you for joining us at ATCAS.ReplyDelete
Your autumn card is really breath-taking, Kim! I'll bet you will be showcased at LIM! I see you are following my lead when introducing your new followers. It is such a warm thing, doing it that way and spreading the word, isn't it? I also love that you are now a CAS convert! Woot! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Beautiful card! I love the leaves; they are so unique! Your sponging looks wonderful too with all those lovely colors you chose. Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)ReplyDelete
Just discovered your warm welcome! Don't know why your blog didn't automatically show up in my reader after I started to follow you... Will I ever understand how this all works?ReplyDelete
Anyways thank you so much!
And I love your stunning fall card!
Hey Kim! Thanks for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)ReplyDelete