Monday, November 18, 2013

Thinking of You...Twice

All the Christmas decorations might be up in the malls, and Christmas music playing on the radio, but I'm still in fall mode, dangit, so I'm going to keep on with my leafy creations at least until Thanksgiving.  : p  So today I have not one, but two leaf cards.


For this one, I used the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary:


I started with the maple leaf but it didn't fit, so then I switched to the oak leaf and the lower left corner seemed too bare so I added the acorn and now it feels a little too heavy in that corner so I just can't win.  I think I just need that acorn stamp to be like 30% smaller.

Anyway, since I already had a perfectly good maple leaf stamped and die cut, I made a second card:


This one uses the latest challenge from CAS(E) This Sketch:


And it took me about two minutes to put this card together.  If you don't recognize the sentiment, it's from the Everyday Occasions card kit, which I bought because I looooove the stamps and I haven't put together any of the kit cards yet (to be fair, I've had it less than a week and I continue to be scrapbook-obsessed).

Anyway, the color combo for both cards is courtesy of the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Wonderfall, Occasions
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (retired), Eastern Elegance DSP
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die which I still wish was Framelits but what can you do, corner rounder punch, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Deb said...

Love that sentiment! What a great stamp! And the colors for your fall cards are beautiful! Love how you rounded the corners! Great idea! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

CCsMom said...

These are very nice, but I have an affinity for all things fall. LOVE IT! I even bought myself an ORANGE blouse to wear to work. Mind you, it's not the GLARING OSU orange, but it IS orange. LOVE IT!

Tanya said...

I love the color combo you used, and the first card with the DP is so striking!
So my question...do you stamp it after you die cut the leaf? I have both the dies and the stamps and I can't seem to make them work together. I agree on the framelits plan!

Brian King said...

Christy, I love both cards, but I really love the layout on your first one. It's a great interpretation of the Connie and Mary sketch and a wonderful use of the PPA colors. Thanks for playing along with The Pals Paper Arts this week!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a lovely fall card! Thank you for joining us at CTS!

Ann Schach said...

Awesome cards, Christy! I really love the first one. You did a great job of combining challenges. Thanks for joining the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

Debbie Henderson said...

I just love the brown layering. The colors stand out so well against the color. Great job! Thanks for playing along at Create with Connie & Mary!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Beautiful crisp looking card! Just perfect for fall. So glad you joined us this week for the Sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Melissa Davies said...

This is one of my favorite new little sentiments! A pretty little card for any Fall occasion!Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

WOW...such fabulous colors and just love that very graphic Thinking of You! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, Christy, I love the wonderful colors on your fall card! (I'm having trouble switching off fall cards and going to Christmas; I love fall colors :). I really like how you turned the sketch on its side.. looks great! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Leigh Penner said...

Two very lovely cards!

Betty J. said...

Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

Connie said...

LOVE those colors combined with the CCMC sketch and leaves! Very striking and graphic as someone mentioned! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!