Sunday, September 24, 2017

Autumn Leaves

Today I pulled out a wonderful multi-step stamp set from Kitchen Sink Stamps called 3 Step Autumn Squirrel. I made a card with this set and although I am sure I did not perfectly align all the steps I still love how it turned out. Around here all we have is grey squirrels but since I did not have the correct colors I went with a red squirrel on my design. I am entering this into the Mod Squad Blog Challenge which calls for us to use leaves. This is the first time I inked up this set but I have had it in my supply for quite some time.

I chose to back my design onto a base card of kraft card stock. I also added some pattern paper in each corner with fun Fall colors which is from Gina K. Designs. My main panel and these pattern pieces were die cut with a Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Border dies. To the white panel  I added a layer of black card stock which I just fussy cut. To balance the design a bit more I added three black gems to the upper right corner.

Inside the card I also added a strip of the same pattern paper and then die cut out another white panel and placed that also inside so that I could write or stamp an appropriate message.

I am also adding this to the NBUS Challenge that is held by Darnell Knaus on her blog  .

We had lots and lots of rain last night and a great deal of thunder and lightning. At one time we had very strong winds that we were fearing might have been a tornado but no damage was done. But it sounded really bad. There is talk of more rain today but right now it is bright and sunny.

Well, thanks for visiting and I hope your Sunday is starting your week off in great fashion.

God bless,


Liz said...

Beautiful card, Verna, lovely Autumn colours and a great design.

Fingers crossed that the rain stays away from you. xx

KandA said...

Fabulous card and lovely autumnal colours xx

Macimbalo said...

Awesome card, love those feathers! And way to use the sponsor stamps to get an extra entry! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

Macimbalo said...

Okay OOPS, not feathers! Leaves! Time to get my eyes checked! hahaha!

Darnell said...

I'm certainly glad it WASN'T a tornado, Verna! Your fall card is fantastic! I love squirrels so this one grabbed me immediately! And I love your leaves and the fun corner element of your design!! Thank you so much playing in NBUS #12!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Phelan said...

I like the way it turned out, it has a water color feel, so artsy! This is a great design, as you say, well balanced. A perfect Fall card!

Bo┼╝enA said...

WOW! But amazing composition! I love how you complement the individual elements of the card, each add-on is in place. Your layered squirrel is very beautiful. Great autumn card.

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