Friday, September 18, 2009

I really enjoyed making this fall card. Using navy, pumpkin and ivory colors made it feel warm and inviting.

Stamps: PTI Fall Elegance and Damask Designs
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Versamark, Creamy Caramel for sponging
Accessories: Square Nesties (even the small ones in the corner), clear and orange rhinestones, 3M foam tape

After cutting out the squares, I embossed them followed by distressing the edges with my scissors. I've tried different distressing tools and techniques but always come back to the ole faithful scissors. They give me the look I want every time. The blue strip is a NQN remnant that I distressed and wrapped around the Pumpkin Pie square. The NQN background was stamped with one of the Damask Designs in Versamark to give it a subtle look without taking away from the image. When I finished stamping I thought it needed a "pop" so I found and added the clear rhinestones to the cute little pumpkins. Initially, I was going to put brads on the bottom right, but just couldn't get it to "feel" right. Then I found the smallest square from my Nesties and tried it (then embossed it). They worked like I wanted. Adding the golden rhinestones gave it the look I was searching for. I hope you like it. Thank you for looking!


  1. So simple and cute. I like that you added the jewels to the pumpkins!

  2. wonderful card! i love the colors.
    Thank you for joining my blog candy

    have a great weekend

  3. So beautiful! Love the colors together. Great layout