I certainly didn't anticipate that it would take me two weeks to get back to the blog after our trip to Michigan and Wisconsin. We had a lovely road trip and a wonderful stay with Sarah and her family. As frequently happens, after a good time away, our calendars were very full when we got home. Just now, I'm getting back to the craft room, and having some time to play. I have quite a few new products to try out, but today's card actually features some "oldie but goodies:" Papertrey Ink's "Friendship Jar: Autumn," and a small stamp set that was part of a scrapbooking kit from Gossamer Blue several years ago. I can't remember the last time I ordered a scrapbook kit, but when I did I particularly liked those from Gossamer Blue.
This card is for the current Time Out Challenge: Colorful.
I wish the autumn colors here were as colorful as the ones on my card, but the trees have been very slow here to change colors. It's turned quite cold in the last few days so we'll see what effect that has on the colors. Here's my entry to the "Colourful" challenge.
I started with a textured card I found in my closet looking for something else. It was prefolded, and as you will see in the next photo, a small border peeked out from the inside. The colorful pumpkins and leaves are from the Friendship Jar set, colored with Copic markers, and fussy cut. The sentiment and frame are from the Gossamer Blue set and I embossed them in gold.
I trimmed a small strip of patterned paper from a pack by Sunny Studio that I picked up in Buffalo the last time I was there, and adhered it to the bottom of the inside of the card. It accentuates the browns of the acorns in the fall cluster. Finally I added three small gold sequins to pick up the gold from the embossed sentiment. I'm not sure how I'll use this card. It could easily become a thank you note, or even a birthday card with the right inside sentiment.