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Thursday, September 20, 2012

FMS....Thank You

Hello Peeps!

Today I am sharing a card I made using this week's sketch on the Freshly Made Sketch Blog.

A great sketch and since I am thinking Fall, I wanted to make a fall card.
I was inspired by the fabulous Leanne Pugliese and her card to pull out my very neglected Stampin Up "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set.
I stamped the leaf image with black stazon onto some watercolor paper and colored the leaves using my water brush and Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, and Riding Hood Red inks. I used Crumb cake and Soft Suede on the little acorn. I then used Crumb Cake ink to add a shadow around the image.
The sentiment on here comes from the "Blooming with Kindness" stamp set.
I used my circle and scallop circle nesties to cut out the image and for the crumb Cake mat.

The base of the card is a 5 inch X 10 inch piece of Crumb Cake scored and folded in half.
The next layer is Cajun Craze and all the DSP on here is from the "Orchard Harvest" pack.
I love that pack.
The most challenging part about my card was doing the strips behind the main panel. 
I messed with them for a good while to get them right.
The main image is added to the base with dimensionals and then I added a Crumb Cake bow with an antique brad in the center.
I contemplated adding some brads to the corners or in the lower corner but in the end decide to not.
What do you think? Does it need them?

Thanks for stopping by today and 


Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous fall card, Vicki! So rich and warm. Perfect!

Connie Plaumann said...

Lovely card!!!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the sketch, Vicki! Love fall colours adn leaves so I'm simling looking at this beauty :)

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love your leaves, scalloped circle and fall colors! It's a great combination and turned out beautifully. Great job!!! (and great inspiration)

Anonymous said...

What a pretty fall card....Love the image and the colors are so warm!!!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Vicki! I think not adding the extra brads was a great idea! I think your card is perfect just as it is! Beautiful colors and I love the focal image with the antique brad and ribbon. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Valentine said...

Lovely and very elegant!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous watercoloring and a great choice for your little strips!

Linda Scott said...

Very nice card. Love the layout & the colors.

Allisa said...

I think your card is perfect just the way it is! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous work as always Vicki! Loving the warm rich colours and the embossed background strips.

Cindy Hall said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful card. Wonderful choice of colors, DSPs and textures. Great job coloring the leaves, and the bow/brad combo is a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your win over at FFMS!!! Great card!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your win over at FMS Vicki! Great card!

Chick Stamp Magnet said...

Oh my goodness! You always hit it out of the ballpark!!!! Gorgeous!