Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Beauty of Fall

Hello, Shirley posting today!  We had a wonderful Inspiration picture for this challenge.  I love the plaid blankets. I have a feeling we will be needing a lot of blankets this winter.

I saw my first wooly worm for the season yesterday. It was black. The "old timers" use to say that meant a bad winter. I hope they are wrong, but the Farmers Almanac says it will be a bad winter also.  I think I will be hibernating and making cards all winter long.

For my card today, I started out cutting the card base out of gold card stock. I cut a piece of brown card stock and a piece of plaid designer paper. I adhered those to the card base.

I stamped an image from the JustRite Botanical Medallions and Banners set on vanilla card stock. I really use this set a lot, as you have probably noticed, with this sunflower image being my favorite. I colored the image with Copic markers. I used the Spellbinders Floral Ovals die to cut the image out.

I stamped the banner and cut it out which is also from the JustRite Botanical Medallions and Banners. I used Joy Foam Pads to pop up the image, and attached it to my card.

I added three Snowflake Pearls  and a May Arts ribbon in Brown/Antique Gold bow. I used the Bow Easy to tie the ribbon. The ribbon is 1 1/2 inches wide, but I doubled it to make it look better on my card. I found this ribbon very easy to work with.

This completes my card for today. Thank you for visiting  and taking a look at it!

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irishgreensue said...

Shirley, I love the warm and cozy colors in your plaid background - like a blanket on a cold morning, but LOOK! you have brought sunflowers in all their glory, and mounted on such a gorgeous floral oval die - love that bow too - this is a stellar card!!

Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous and elegant, Shirley! What a pretty banner too! Your coloring is perfect!