I always seem to reach for this Real Blossom stamp from Hero Arts whenever I sit down to create a fall card - probably because it reminds me of a mum:
I also wanted to play along with this month's Hero Arts challenge so I based my card design on one of their sketches. For some reason I struggled with this one:( I couldn't figure out how to add a border to the bottom of the stamped panel. I finally remembered I had this striped ribbon in my stash and after adhering a strip of double-sided tape I pleated it onto my panel. I've been seeing alot of inked and embossed panels in my travels through blogland and decided to use this Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder to echo the dots in the dotty pp. Butterfly from Hero Arts Antique Engravings was embossed on pp. Sentiment is from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings. All edges were distressed with Ranger pumice stone distress ink.
Other Materials Used: Stampin' Up rust and grey cs, Papertrey ink rustic white cs, WPlus 9 banner die, W R Memory Keepers corner rounder, Michael's pearls colored with grey Sharpie, Ranger rusty hinge distress marker, Tsukineko smoky gray pigment ink, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Sunshine pp, JoAnn's striped ribbon
Don't know if you've gotten a copy of the Paper Crafts Card Design Handbook yet - nearly every page of mine is dogeared already and I've read different sections aloud to my husband while "watching baseball" with him:) I had to giggle when he looked at my card and without even batting an eye said "Well, it looks like you've made the mustard color your gallon, the rust your quart and gray your pint." Gotta love a guy who actually listens :)
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