Sunday, September 1, 2013

Falling for Thanksgiving {PP161}

Hiya friends!  So glad you've checked in with me for another week with The Paper Players.  This week, Sandy is filling in for Jaydee with our Theme Challenge:
For today's card, I was inspired by the colors in this month's FREE digital download from My Digital's a peek:
Old School September Wallpaper is available for FREE as a digital download...check out my website for more details!  Inspired by these colors and our Fall theme, here's what I made:
I started with a Baked Brown Sugar base to which I added the Dictionary background stamp in matching ink.  The main panel is a 3.75" x 5" base of Whisper White cardstock adhered with 1.25" strips of Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo and Summer Starfruit cardstock.
I stamped leaves from an old favorite, Gently Falling, in Versamark ink and heat set with gold embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink on Sahara Sand CS with the Tags 4 You stamp and matching Label Bracket Punch--available as a bundle.  The sentiment is backed with some gorgeous Gold Foil Sheets.
I've been liking something other than white or vanilla for the inside of my cards and thought Sahara Sand was a good substitute.  Repeating elements on the inside of the card continues the design and creates an extra bonus "card" for the recipient! 

I hope you've enjoyed my Falling for Thanksgiving card today.  Please be sure to stop by the rest of the Design Team for more fabulous inspiration.  We hope you'll join us at The Paper Players before our challenge ends on Friday, September 6th at Noon (PDT).

Before I let you go, some of you asked to see more pictures from our trip to you go...enjoy!   

Thanks for stopping by my friends in the US, enjoy the rest of Labor Day weekend!

The Paper Players Design Team

Stamps: Gently Falling, Dictionary, Tags 4 You, Seasonal Sentiments [retired]
Ink: Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Versamark
Paper: Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar, Sahara Sand & Whisper White CS; Gold Foil Sheets
Xtras: Gold embossing powder; Linen thread; Bracket Label punch; 2" circle punch (non SU); Neutral Candy Dots


Marisa said...

I just LOVE fall colours and themes and can't wait to start creating cards with them! Lovely u se of the leaves on your card and I'm loving the pictures from Africa-- and I'm VERY jealous LOL!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Beautiful card! Love all the photos of your trip!!

Mary Hogenmiller said...

Fun colors! Nice departure from the red orange and gold.

Jeni said...

Simply Beautiful!

LeAnne said...

Great take on the "inspiration", Nance! Love the color blocking...and your trip photos are awesome!

stampwithsandy said...

As always, your card is just as gorgeous on the inside as the out. Love the subtle dictionary background and the gold embossing. And thank you so much for sharing more pictures of Africa. Did you really get that close to an elephant?!

Nance Leedy said...

We sure did, Sandy and he was magnificent! Luckily, we were not on foot but in the relative safety of a rugged Land Cruiser, LOL!

Linda Callahan said...

The gold embossing is wonderful.....and then some! Beautiful effect! And your pictures are amazing......what a trip! You look right at home in your safari hat!

Ann Schach said...

A beautiful card, Nance! I love those embossed leaves! Thanks for sharing pictures from your trip :) That would be my dream vacation some day!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Awesome color combo and the layers are fabulous! Your photos are amazing, my friend. What a wonderful adventure!

Joan said...

Love this. What stamp was used for the inside of card?

Nance Leedy said...

Hi Joan,
I didn't have your email address so hopefully you will see this! On the inside of the card I used Gently Falling, Dictionary and Seasonal Sentiments. All but Seasonal Sentiments are current Stampin' Up! stamps.