Sunday, September 23, 2012

fun on the first day of fall (PDCC, CFC, Moxie Fab, SSS)

I love stamping.  And inky fingers.  I had so much fun today, with both.  DH was watching some marathon soccer so I disappeared to my creating space (read: laundry room!)

Fall fun.  That's this week's theme at CASual Fridays.  I have fun every time I pull out Teeny Trees from Waltzingmouse.

And I decided I could accentuate the "fun" aspect by going with The Play Date Cafe's color scheme of Flamingo, Honey and Coffee.  In translation:  Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Inks (how I LOVE playing with those inks!)



 Pretty simple.  I just love those trees.  Give 'em a two-tone look and they are so gorgeous.  Was going to add twine originally, but when I grounded them with the sentiment I couldn't bring myself to add anything else to the card except a little heat embossed birdie.  Gave it just a two-edge mat - asymmetry, ya know?  (Thanks again for the lessons on design, Moxie Fab.)

Liked it so much I turned around and made two more.  For aunts and uncles.  Shhh... don't tell 'em.

Playing at:



and Simon Says Stamp:  Emboss It!


Supplies Happy Thanksgiving:
Paper: card base Papermania, kraft
Stamps: WMS
Ink: Distress Ink
Tools: 
Other: clear embossing powder

11 comments:

  1. such yummy stamping! You stamp in your laundry room...that's tooo fun...I stamp in my hallway:)

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  2. This is such a sweet color combo for fall, Maria. It truly shows that you had FUN!! I love the composition with the little red birdie! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  3. Gorgeous, Maria! I love your design, and the way you used the colours is perfect!

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  4. You're on a roll, Maria. Love this one too! And the off center mat. Fantastic!

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  5. I also like the asymmetrical matting. The two little trees are just beautiful and the embossed bird is a perfect finishing touch! (I'm glad you left off the twine : ) )

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  6. simply lovely. Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

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  7. Gorgeous card!! So very elegant!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  8. Oh how gorgeous! I stink at making "simple" cards like this, but yours is so stunning, I think you may have inspired me to try again! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!

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  9. Beautiful, Maria!! LOVE the inking of your trees...the colors are so lovely!! A CAS beauty! Thanks so much for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays and sharing your creativity:)!!

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  10. You know I LOVE your card. The CAS design and the subtle details are just "wow!" Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  11. Love, love, love!! Colors are awesome and the design is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

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