Hiya friends! I had a rare moment to stamp just for enjoyment and I couldn't resist the color challenge, and the inspiration, over at my friend Lesley's blog Dynamic Duos. I was particularly inspired by my pals Anne Marie's gorgeous fall creation.
I might be the last person in the blog world who hasn't played along with the fun new Fab Friday Challenge so I'm sneaking this one under the wire over there too. Love that their challenges run for two weeks!
We needed a birthday card for my daughter's teacher and I thought these colors and some fall leaves were perfect for a seasonal masculine card:
Always a favorite, the two-step leaves from Gently Falling look gorgeous just in one color. I inked the leaf in Always Artichoke and stamped off once before stamping on the paper. Going over it full-strength in the same color just a wonderful water colored look and adds so much dimension. I did the same with the acorn in Cajun Craze, stamping off once and full-strength for the outline.
I added a little background stamping with the script and water spots from French Foliage in Sahara Sand to match the card base.
One more of each element carries over the design to the inside and I added this great sentiment from a new-to-me set, One in a Million. It's actually two separate stamps but they look like one when stamped close together and in the same color. I love that SU is getting more sets like this one that provide a companion sentiment for the inside too. Love stamping the inside! But you knew that, right?! :-)
That's it for me folks...thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Gently Falling, French Foliage, Once in a Million, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
Paper: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla CS; retired DSP in Always Artichoke
Xtras: Square Lattice EF; Crumb Cake corduroy button [retired]; Linen Thread; Itty Bitty Banner framelits