Monday, September 15, 2008

Waiting for a touch of Fall

Well, I keep waiting for that little touch of an autumn breeze to blow our way, but the only winds lately have been spawned by hurricanes. I couldn't wait any longer for the change in weather to post this Autumn Bloomin’ card. The colors are what I remember of the changing leaves in the North Georgia mountains or my Fall garden in Shawnee, KS. 

Here are some hints of how to make this card:
I cut in half, a traced circle of Kraft cardstock and used a paper piercer around the semi circle, distressing the edges with ink. I loved the look created by using my Stampin' Up scallop circle punch and tucking the really rust cardstock shapes behind the semi circle. It gave it a giant flower look. {This would be so cool for creating a large sunflower!} 

The stamp set is one of my personal faves from SU called Fresh Cuts. I also used Summer Sun CS, patterned papers from We Are Memory Keepers Peasant Collection, Inque Boutique's Whispers™ Chestnut ink for lighter distressing, Chocolate Chip ink, Naturals buttons and antique brass hardware from SU, along with Prima Essentials flowers. For adhesive, I used Glue Arts Glue Ring Adhesive and micro adhesive squares. The front panel is trimmed 1/4" shorter on width and the brad and photo turn fastens the card shut.


Melissa Bove said...

WOW! Cheri! That card is gorgeous! Do you want my addy? LOL Hugs...

onmywaytoga said...

That is a beautiful card! I can't wait to start scrapbooking. I have all the supplies, but need to find the time.

When you are yearning for the North Georgia Mountains again, please feel free to stay in our cabin rentals which are in the North Georgia Mountains of Blue Ridge GA. You can visit our website and view the 2 rustic, mountain view, child-friendly cabins with game rooms, hot tubs, and fire places:

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Susan Stringfellow said...

Love this, makes me want to do some halloween or thanksgiving stuff. I want some fall TOO!!! And no more hurricanes, thank you. ughh! still recovering from Ike.

Olena said...

Beautiful card, Cheri!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheri,
I can send you some fall, we have plenty of it in Maine! Cute card!