My Saturday Post: Hello Fall

Happy Saturday!

If you’re looking for a cute card you can get done in a short amount of time…check this out!

I started with a few colors of cardstock, a greeting, some linen thread and a few embellishments.

Here’s what I ended up with!

My Saturday Post: Hello Fall 

Hello Fall 2014 with wmCutting the paper into strips is usually one of the first ideas people have when they’re looking for a simple design to finish in a hurry. I’m no different, it was one of the first things that came to mind when I saw the new in colors. I decided to put the idea aside when I started seeing the strips popping up everywhere, there were just too many of them out there!

Fast forward to the new Holiday Catalog…and the new *For All Things stamp set!  I love the watercolor feel of this set and I HAD to have it!  I’ve already shared a few cards made with this set, but I thought the “hello Fall!” greeting was the perfect match for the newest in colors!  So, out came the strips!

I placed the strips on some Soft Suede cardstock leaving a tiny space between them (just enough to see the paper).  I embossed two of the feathers with Espresso powder on a scrap piece of gold foil sheet before cutting them out with the *Feathers Framelits Dies. A third feather is cut out of gold glimmer paper (we all need a little bling!).  A little bit of linen thread and a cute little leaf from the *Autumn Wooden Elements and you’re done!  Very quick and very cute!

I have to admit, I’m not all that happy with how the photo came out, it doesn’t do justice for this cute little card!  The greeting doesn’t show up real well, and the little leaf embellishment looks a little pale. I left it natural, which looks great on the card, but not so much in the pic. I think if I were to do it again, I would darken up the greeting just a bit and maybe add a little ink to the leaf to give it a boost. Most of all, I think my camera skills need some work but maybe the dark backdrop didn’t help either!  Live and learn!  It’s still cute!

Now, go make your own!

Thanks for visiting!

Enjoy!…Karen

 

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Materials:  Cardstock: Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon.  Foil sheets (gold), Glimmer Paper (gold)  Stamps: *For All Things, *Four Feathers (Bundle)  Ink: Versa Mark, Soft Suede.  Accessories: Linen Thread, *Feathers Framelits Dies, *Autumn Wooden Elements, Snail, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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