I can’t believe it’s September 1st! The summer has just flown by and for most of it we’ve had cool weather. It has returned once again and my maple tree in the backyard is starting to turn orange and red. While I love the fall I’m not ready to see my flowers go quite yet. That’s why I made this card using Season of Friendship and Trendy Trees with Jen’s Sketch for You To Try. I loved Season of Friendship when it first came out and I am so happy to see that it carried over to the catalog this year. However, I haven’t had a lot of time to play with it, so it was fun to pull it out and pair it up with the new In Colors. Soft Suede is the perfect color for the tree trunk and I added Rich Razzleberry flowers. I had to throw in a few Orchid Opulence ones too to balance the scene out.
Before I get to the details, I have something to be thankful for this week! I’ve surpassed 400,000 hits on my blog! That means I have blog candy to give away. However, I’m not going to do it the traditional way this time. Everyone has been so quiet around here lately and I miss hearing what you think. Therefore I am going to pick 1 random commenter over the next week to receive some fun blog candy. That blog candy is going to be a surprise too! I do know that the winner will love it! So let me know what you think about my creations this week, and you’ll be entered to win. You can comment on any post from September 1st – September 8th and you can comment on more than once post. The more posts you comment on the more chances you have to win. However, you are limited to one comment per post per day. Now a little about my card.
To make this card:
Old Olive 4 1/4 X 11 scored at 5 1/2
Orchid Opulence 4 X 5 1/4
Cottage Wall designer series paper 2 1/2 X 3 7/8 and 1 3/4 circle punch
Rich Razzleberry 2 3/8 X 4 1/4
Whisper White 2 1/2 X 4 3/8
1. Attach your Cottage wall dsp to the Orchid Opulence layer. Tie on Old Olive striped ribbon, add paper piercing and Going Gray corduroy button. Attach to card base.
2. Stamp Season of Friendship tree in Soft Suede. Add leaves in Old Olive. Stamp flowers on scrap Whisper White in Orchid Opulence and Rich Razzleberry. Stamp Trendy Trees sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White layer. Cut flowers out and attach with dimensionals. Attach to Rich Razzleberry layer. Attach main image panel with dimensionals to card base.
I love the flowers floating in the branches of the tree paired with the Cottage Wall designer series paper and color scheme. I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday! Evan and I have some chores to get done but we’ll make time to stamp something too. Then it’s library time and soccer practice. At least stamping keeps me sane in the midst of all of this running around.
All products are Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased via my Demonstrator Website: http://igotstamps.stampinup.net
Stamps: Trendy Trees, Season of Friendship
Paper: Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Cottage Wall dsp, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive wide striped ribbon, 1 3/4″ circle punch, mat pack, Basic Gray corduroy brad, dimensionals