The leaves are really starting to fall, so yesterday hubby raked & I picked up the piles. Not my favorite chore, to put it mildly, but it is nice to see the place looking all neat & tidy. My reward was to make a card last night for the PTI Blog Hop--surprise, surprise! It's interesting what a different look you get with the same colors depending on whether you use inks or colored cardstock. I decided to use cardstock this time for a Fall friendship card. The inspiration photo has somewhat muted colors, but I used brighter versions along with pumpkin images.
I love my old pumpkin embossing folder used with Orange Zest cardstock. I sponged with Canyon clay ink for shading--hard to see in the photo. The mat was made from Dark Chocolate cardstock, but before I attached it I cut out the word (Counting My Blessings) from the center of the panel twice. Usually I don't think to do that, but I try to make my PTI cardstock stretch as far as possible. As you can see, the brown word die cut was used for a shadow. The top layer was die cut from Summer Sunrise (a nod to the gourds in the wagon), brushed with WOS & covered in Nuvo Glaze.
I had scraps of Olive Twist & Spring Moss that were big enough for the leaf from Meadow Greens & a sentiment strip from Counting My Blessings. Both were stamped in Olive Twist & I used a gold gel pen for the leaf vein dots. Finished off with a few gold sequins. I have plenty of new products waiting to be used, but this card is made from well-loved old favorites. See why I have so much trouble purging? I love it all--haha! I'm also entering Crafter's Castle, Fusion (just the photo), Retro Rubber (leaf & sentiment over 3 yrs old) & Time Out.
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