Oh. My. Goodness. I don't know about where you live, but it is hotter than Hades here today. Every time I step outside I feel as if I'm either going to melt or fall victim to spontaneous combustion. (Hmm ... if spontaneous combustion is truly spontaneous, would a person feel it happening? Maybe a split second before? Guess we'll never know.) I decided today was a perfect day to create two fall-themed cards -- while I sat in the cool of my air-conditioned apartment, thank you very much -- and at least dream about cooler weather.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!®):
Stamps: Branch Out
Card stock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Jet Black StazOn
Accessories: 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Dimensionals
This card is a very basic clean and simple card. I stamped the tree, the leaves in three different colors, the tire swing and the boots on a white panel. Then I tied the ribbon around the white card stock and adhered the panel to the Summer Starfruit card base with Dimensionals. I did think about adding some embellishments, scoring or paper piercing, but I decided I really just liked the clean look.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: French Foliage, Happy Harmony
Card stock: Early Espresso, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, River Rock, Cajun Craze, Pool Party
Accessories: River Rock stitched ribbon, 1/8" Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, metallic brad (Making Memories), Dimensionals, Scor Bug (EK Success), Simply Scored tool, sponge
I started out with the intention of making this a clean and simple card, too, but it got away from me a bit. First I stamped the background elements in River Rock and Pool Party on Very Vanilla card stock. (It's hard to see in the picture, but I used Pool Party to stamp a few of the "splatter" images.) Then I stamped a few leaves on the card layer and on a separate sheet of Very Vanilla. I tore the bottom of the Very Vanilla layer, sponged the three straight edges with Early Espresso and layered it on a piece of River Rock card stock (also with a torn edge along the bottom).
Here's wishing for cooler weather. Thanks for stopping by!