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Saturday, October 8, 2016

autumn adventures

I promised the ladies Thanksgiving cards for Card Buffet later this month, but I don't really have any Thanksgiving sentiments other than Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Wait, really?  How did that happen?  So I searched through my current stamp sets, and decided the Hostess offering Time of Year would work with the right colors.  I found the right colors at Little Red Wagon:
stamp sets: Time Of Year (hostess), Fabulous Flora (hostess); ink - Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie; card stock - Old Olive, Very Vanilla; blender pen
This turned out to be my favorite card of the day, and it's just stamps, ink and paper.  As a bonus, I don't really hate my coloring with the blender pen.  Well, the leaves in the lower right are a little rough, but they were my first ones, and I've been learning to embrace imperfection this year.

While I was thinking about my Thanksgiving card dilemma, I decided to try Heidi's Watercooler Wednesday sketch.  I was inspired by this stunning card of Cindy's to use the Sheltering Tree stamp set, but I couldn't fit it into the circle element in a way I liked.  I eventually took an abrupt right turn and ended up here:
stamp sets - Hardwood, Sheltering Tree, Vintage Leaves; ink - Calypso Coral, Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe; card stock - Calypso Coral, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe; Big Shot with Layering Ovals and Leaflets framelits; Stampin' Sponge 

Much better, but I wasn't giving up on Cindy's card, so I CASE'd it more directly:
stamp set - Sheltering Tree; ink - Calypso Coral, Delightful Dijon, Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe; card stock - Calypso Coral, Whisper White (thick and regular); Big Shot with Woodgrain textured embossing folder


Brenda said...

I love all three of your cards! I love that you did a non-Halloween card using the colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Little Red Wagon Challenge!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, I love how you've interpreted the sketch. You've kept it simple but very elegant. The Woodgrain pattern around those leaves is a great way of representing the splatter/blog/lines of my sketch. The colours really make your leaves "pop". Thanks for sharing and for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

libbystamps said...

Your card is simply sweet, Kathe - just my style of cards! I must pin this for later reference! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week! See you again soon!

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a great card Kathe. I love how you used the Woodgrain for the circle portion of the Watercooler sketch and the pop of colour with the two leaves. A great fall card!

Marsha Reed said...

Super nice card, Kathe! Love the fall colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.