Friday, August 23, 2013

Fall Thank You

Hi everyone.  I know it's not fall yet, but I am ready for some cooler temperatures ... and rain (I LOVE RAIN) - which is a good thing considering where I live :)  We normally get a lot of rain, but hardly a drop all this summer - so I'm ready for a change.

The card today is for a couple of challenges.  SCS Queen for the Day (QFTD178 - letter S) ... I've chosen to honor Roberta (Stampin'nana).  I saw this beautiful fall card and knew right away, I wanted to CASE it.  I changed the layout and used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #42.

I'm sending this thank you card to Nikki's parents.  They hosted the wedding last weekend at their place and I know that it was a lot of work.  Everything was so beautiful ... Pat and Jeff live on an acre of land and their front and back yards have huge gardens that are so beautiful and meticulously maintained.  And the food Pat made was so delicious.

Here's a close-up of the card:

I used some patterned paper for both the maple leaf and the background strip - yay!!  The leaf die also has embossed veins, so I took my Cajun Craze Stampin' Write marker and drew in along the embossing.  I sponged the edges of the leaf as well for added interest.  A small twine bow to finish.

Stamps:  Sincere Salutations (SU!)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Orchard Harvest DP, Well Worn DP (SU!)
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Large Leaves #2 die (Cheery Lynn), hemp twine, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives and dimensionals


Canonbury creations said...

Gorgeous card Loll, love the twine around the leaf. Your wedding card was wonderful too, sounds like you had an amazing day:)
Val x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely thank you card Loll and gorgeous autumn colours, like your idea of stamping the sentiment on your leaf...
Have a great weekend


MaryH said...

Lovely thank you card. Love the maple leaf. The motifs you use, always stand out so beautifully against the raised white backgrounds you use on your cards. I really like the effect. A work of art. Your recipients will enjoy it so much. TFS

Nonni said...

Beautiful fall card. I love the colors of autumn, they are my favorite. I can't say I love rain though because I bike a lot and don't enjoy getting wet! :)

nancy littrell said...

Oh Loll....I am so in the mood for fall and fall cards. Fall is definitely in the air (and trees) on the beautiful southern Oregon coast.

Nikki's folks are going to love their special thank you card. TFS

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Loll - and I can see why you chose Roberta's card to CASE, it's so pretty. I'm sure Nikki's parents will love it.

Karen x

Karen M said...

Gorgeous card - I love your big beautiful leaf:) Hugs xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, lovely Autumn leaf and the dp strip looks perfect with it :) Cathy

sandie said...

CAS gorgeousness!! I love these colours and this is a great take on the sketch x

Bonnie said...

I think Fall must be right around the corner judging by the leaves I have to sweep off the deck every day! I'm ready and love this pretty Fall leaf! And look at you using some DP. I had an idea to do a similar card. Maybe I need to rethink that now. I think we are like minded!

Mau xx said...

I just adore Fall with all the beautiful rich colours Loll, Your card is gorgeous, the added DP is just enough to enhance that beautiful leaf.
Huge Hugs Mau xx