Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Simple Acorns

Hi - It's Holly posting today!  Fall is finally starting to work its way into our days here in Texas, and I felt the need to make a colorful fall themed card.  I wanted some rich golden yellows and oranges and deep maroon and brown colors mixed in with a touch of deep green, and this is what I came up with.


The papers in the newest Bo Bunny 6x6 paper pad, Autumn Song, are full of those gorgeous fall colors. I pulled out one that was deep yellow with large orange polka dots all over it.  I used the largest die from the new Blueprints 6 to cut this paper to the perfect size to go on an A2 card.  I love how this die softly rounds the edges of all four corners.

Next, I stamped the Autumn Swirls background stamp by JustRite, with brown ink over this polka dotted paper.  It's so neat to see how the paper changes when you stamp a background stamp over it.  You don't really notice the polka dots very much anymore. The focus is now on the oak leaves and acorns that are stamped over it.  I glued this down onto the card base. 

To contrast with the golden orange and brown background, I pulled out a deep maroon/purple paper from the Autumn Song paper pad and cut it with the arch shaped die from the Blueprints 3 from My Favorite Things.  This was glued down to the right side of my stamped background.

The deep green paper from Autumn Song was the perfect shade to balance against the background and layered colors. I cut that out with the scallop edge die from the Blueprints 3 and glued it down near the bottom of the card.

I stamped the sentiment from Autumn Blessings by Flourishes, onto white paper and glued that just above the green strip on the left side of my card.

Finally, the grapevine wreath from the Seasonal Wreaths from Flourishes, was stamped directly onto the solid yellow/orange paper from the Autumn Song. I cut it out with the pierced circle from the Blueprints 3. I colored the tiny berries and leaves with Copic markers and then glued this down onto the maroon/purple arch die cut.

I love these gorgeous colors, and this card will be perfect to mail to someone because it's flat with no bulky embellishments.

I hope you are having a gorgeous and colorful fall season!


Your card is full of deep fall colors! Thanks Holly!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

 
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1 comment:

Patti Doss said...

Love it Holly! Beautiful colors and love the sentiment. xoxo Patti