Monday, August 13, 2018

Nature's Grand Finale

I'm itching to do some fall cards.  It took me forever to get Neat & Tangled's Maple Thanks dies, but they are well worth the wait!  Today I combined them with some smooshed oxide inks in my background, sponging the leaves with regular distress inks.  I was trying to achieve the colorful fall leaves against the beautiful blue skies that we get in the fall.

supplies: kraft card stock, Bristol paper, Neat & Tangled  Maple Thanks dies, sentiment from Impression Obsession Autumn Leaves stamp set, oxide inks in the background: salty ocean, faded jeans, and blueprint sketch, also some diluted droplets of perfect pearls powder, leaves sponged with mustard seed, carved pumpkin, and festive berries, splattered with same plus a bit of vintage photo distress inks, Penny Black Stitched Stacker die

Could this sentiment be more perfect?  My background got a bit intense, and at the time I was talking to my friend Mary Anne - she suggested splattering on some perfect pearls, and they did help to lighten things up a bit!  Thank you, girlfriend!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Betty said...

beautiful, Lin! you've inspired me to get going on some fall cards!

Dotty Jo said...

Wow! You've created a truly magical card with that set! Jo x

Unknown said... are so welcome!! Always glad to share.....

Cat Craig said...

beautiful card lin, those dies were worth the wait.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a beautiful distressed blue sky, Lin! Perfect for your colorful fall leaves!!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Lin - love those leaf dies!!