I don't know about you, but I absolutely love this time of year! The leaves are turning, there is a slight chill in the air, and it is just beautiful outside.
Driving around today, I was inspired to pull out the Gently Falling stamp set and Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. I originally thought that these colors were an unusual color combination for Fall projects, but it is perfect---the blue actually matches the clear skies we've had this week.
I decided to use the Mojo 209 Sketch as my starting point. It's been awhile since I've been able to participate in a challenge and I always love the Mojo Monday sketches. They really stretch my creativity!
INK: Soft Suede
PAPER: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party, More Mustard, Spice Cake Designer Series paper
ACCESSORIES: Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brads, Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Designer Frame Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border punch, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Sponges, Dimensionals
For the greeting, I stamped "thanks" in the center of the embossed Designer Frame. The edges of the frame were sponged with Soft Suede ink and Champagne Mist shimmer paint.
Aren't the leaves gorgeous? I stamped the images onto More Mustard, Pool Party, and Soft Suede cardstock with Soft Suede ink. Each leaf was carefully cut out, then sprayed with a mixture of Champagne Mist shimmer paint and alcohol. I keep the shimmer paint mixture in a small mister bottle--it is wonderful for adding a soft shimmer to your special projects. I need to remember to keep some on hand for the holidays!