September is here and is the beginning of my favorite season of the year. I love everything about fall. The reds, greens, golds and browns are such beautiful color combinations and the best part is that it’s nature’s pallet. Today’s card is a friend who is feeling under the weather. I thought a comforting and cheerful fall color scene would be the perfect pick-me-up for my friend who is going through cancer treatment.
I started by choosing a die set in my stash called Harvest Scarecrow by CottageCutz. This is a really nice die because you get the pieces for the scarecrow and also sunflowers and pumpkins for the scene. I used several colors of cardstock from the Store. These included Basis Brown, Lt. Brown, Golden Green, and Gold. Also used were Pop-Tone Tangy Orange, Jellybean Green and Red Hot.
I cut leaves out of several colors including Pop-Tones Limeade with a die set called Stitched Leaves from CottageCutz. I used an expression die and cut the word blessings twice out of Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock. Chalks were used to make the edges of the pieces more rustic. It’s been a long time since I used chalks but I was reminded again how easy they are to create shading and an aged look. If you don’t like something, all you have to do is use an eraser and it will remove easily.
I then began to work on the slimline card base. I started by cutting a fun lattice background using a die called Stitched Plaid Cover Plate from Gillian Vance Designs. I cut this out of Pop-Tones Jellybean Green. I also used another Gillian Vance die called Slimline Essentials to cut two border dies and a flag.
I used a Lawn Fawn cloud stencil to create a cloud background on Basis Light Blue cardstock using Broken China, Salty Ocean and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink. The stitched plaid die cut was glued on top of the sky background.
I heat embossed the word Fall on the red flag die with gold embossing powder. I also stamped, cut and heat embossed another sentiment that says Hugs, Kisses and Get well Wishes. Then I assembled the scarecrow scene on the card base using foam tape to add height and dimension.
I really love how this card turned out. All the beautiful colors of quality cardstock really makes the difference between a good card and a great one. I couldn’t be more pleased with how this one turned out. Do you have some dies that would benefit from solid core, smooth cardstock? I bet you do!
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