Thursday, September 9, 2021

Colorful Fall


The Card Concept Challenge is back again after a summer break and they have a gorgeous, colorful fall inspiration photo to get our mojo going! I love stamping leaves so knew I wanted to play along! I went with a clean and layered style which is what I generally gravitate toward.

I'll admit this card was quite an ordeal to put together! I couldn't find the stamp set to add the "veins" to the leaves until AFTER I had colored them all by ink smooshing with distress inks. My original sentiment gave me fits (I'll spare you the agonizing details - lol!) and I finally went to this favorite sentiment set which worked with the first try.

STAMPS: Perfect Pairs Essentials (Papertrey Ink).

PAPER: Sage Shadow (retired from Stampin' Up), Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink).

INK: Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters, Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Spieced Marmalade, Barn Door distress inks by Ranger; True Black (PTI).

DIES: Lovely Leaves, Border Bling: Tin Stitch, Perfect Pairs Esentials (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

I've been in fall mode with more than just my cards and have started with some interior decorating. Here's a peek at several vignettes in my dining room, kitchen and family room.

Happy fall y'all!  ~Wanda



Kerry Parkinson said...

This is a stunning card! I love your vibrant colours, the simplicity of design, and the way the subtle pattern in your background perfectly compliments the rest. So glad you joined us at The Card Concept. Cheers, Kerry

Kim S said...

What beautiful fall colors you "smooshed" on those leaves! I love the big "hello". Thank you for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, gorgeous Wanda! Love your leaves with all of your other details:-) Your fall decorating is so inspiring as well, hugs and thanks again for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

Nancy Penir said...

Beautiful, Wanda! Love how you created those leaves. they're a standout! And your home looks like a warm fall open house! How inviting! Loved seeing your gorgeous card in the Card Concept Lineup!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Stunning card! Love those big beautiful leaves!
Your home decor is beautiful, too!
Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept! And I hope you join again! Hugs! Mackie