Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day of Gratitude

Fall is in the air...finally!  We have had the dryest August on record, and today it was cool, breezy and you could feel that fall is just around the corner.  Nothing is more beautiful than the Pacific Northwest in the fall.
I hand cut the Pumpkin pie design in this card, used the 1" circle punch to raise the Lucky limeade center and embellished the design with Basic pearls for the finishing touch. The Decorative label punch was used for the sentiment as well as the layered effect behind the sentiment. I cut the label in half horizontally and staggered the pieces so they created the border around the original label.  This is a card I brought to our American Ink demo meeting as a M&T.
Although the colors on my card aren't the typical "fall" colors, they are part of the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #142.  I love this color combination!
Pink Paper Bakery has a Fall theme challenge, and I thought the Day of Gratitude set was perfect for this challenge. 
The card sketch I used was from Freshly Made Sketches #51.  This is a site I refer to often for sketches ;)
Stamp:  Day of Gratitude
Ink:  Pumpkin pie, Elegant Eggplant, Lucky limeade
Paper:  Summer smooches DSP, Elegant eggplant, Lucky limeade, Whisper white
Punches:  Decorative label, Scallop edge border
Accessories:  Basic pearl jewels


  1. This does remind me of fall. Well, as I like to say, this reminds me of MY favorite season in the NW, fallwinterspring.

  2. Wow! Three challenges in one card AND a make and take. You ROCK! I really do like those colors together.



  3. Beautiful card, Barb! I love the pearls! You did an perfect job combining challenges! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts!

  4. Great card Barb! I love the colours! Love that focal image and the raised centre! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. A fabulous card ... love that gorgeous floral centrepiece and great colour palette!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  6. I just adore those colors together, and I see you punched out that circle and raised it up, it turned out lovely! TFS!

  7. You did a great job tying your challenges together! I think the colors make a great fall card and I love your focal point with the pearls.

  8. Love those colors together and I love how you accented with the pearls!