I hope you're all enjoying your weekend so far. I certainly am as I found a little time in which to craft - and I hope I made the most of it :)
I have made a card that is fit for THREE challenges! Some people are great at this and that's just normal for them - me, not so much!!
Today's card is being entered into CASology where the Cue Card is 'Autumn'; CAS-ual Fridays where the challenge is 'Fall colours and a leaf' and last but definitely not least, Addicted To CAS where the Code Word is also 'Autumn/Fall'.
There are no prizes for guessing what my card is going to look like!!
I was trying to hone my inner Ardyth on this card...I'd like to think there's one in there somewhere, but I very much doubt it!!
This card definitely evolved from the original idea...in fact it was quite a major transformation! The plan I started out with when I sat at my desk was to die cut the leaves into opposite corners and place autumnal blended colours underneath that just peeked through, finished with a nice sentiment in the middle of the space. Well, that didn't happen did it?!! Nope. I did try that but this particular die isn't 'shapely' enough if you know what I mean and just looked like I'd cut a blob out of the corner! This is a house of making the best with what you have, so as not to waste the 'failed' die cutting attempt, I used the leaf blob for the purpose it was intended! I blended the colours onto the die cut and then decided it still needed more definition, so I clear embossed the coordinating leaf stamp over the top. It still wasn't defined enough so I emboss again in copper pearl and that was just the ticket! The sentiment was embossed in that lovely Halloween glitter powder to tie in with the colours a bit :)
Anyone bored yet?!! How can a simple card become so long winded huh? ;) I kinda like this little, simple card and it will be a good one to have on standby should I need a thank you note :)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White
Stamps: Verve - Bloom & Grow; Bo Bunny - Sentiment Stamps
Ink: Ranger - Perfect Medium; Papermania - Yellow; Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door
Other: WOW! Halloween Glitter, Copper Pearl e/p; Verve A Cut Above Dies - Elegant Leaves