Welcome to our September Blog Hop and my very favorite season of all…FALL! I love feeling the slightly lower temps in the morning while I enjoy my coffee on our porch. But the most enjoyable thing for me is to see the leaves change color. Mother Nature just puts on a spectacular show!
You may have started with my blog, or you may have just come from Laurie Meier’s blog. Wasn’t her project amazing? It was hard for me to narrow down which stamp set to use for this month’s theme. I ALWAYS purchase the new fall-themed stamps when they come out in our 2nd mini-catalog of the year. And I tend to hold on to them even when they retire, so my stamp stash is a little heavy on the fall side, lol! I did narrow my choice down to the Cottage Wreath bundle. There are just so many ways to use this bundle.
The card itself is very simple. It starts with a card base of Crumb Cake, cut 4 1/4 x 11, and scored at 5 1/2. Then I embossed a layer of Crumb Cake (4 x 5 1/4) with the Timber 3D folder. I kept the colors the same because I wanted the wreath to really stand out. For the wreath, I just layered 3 different images on a piece of Basic White cardstock( 3 1/2 x 3 1/2), starting with the wreath of leaves (Crumb Cake), then I added the twig layer (Cajun Craze) and the last layer was the set of 3 leaves (Mango Melody) which I stamped several times to fill out the wreath. I actually stamped the 1st layer and then die-cut it, and stamped the other 2 layers afterward. The die-cut bow in Early Espresso and the small leaf sprigs help balance out the other colors used. The amber gems helped add some bling, as did Wink of Stella on the Mango Melody leaves, but that darn WOS just doesn’t photograph well. The wreath was added to the card front with dimensionals as was the sentiment, which was stamped and punched using the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch. I stamped the leaf trio again on the inside of the card. And I mimicked the wreath design on the corner of the envelope for added coordination.
I hope you enjoyed this simple card and that it helps you “leaf” behind summer, lol! Please continue on with the rest of our talented bloggers. Tracie Evans Langely is up next and I know her project will be amazing!