Thankful For Fall Y’All!

By | 09/10/2019

I love making fall cards!  The colors and images always make my heart sing.

I came home exhausted from work today and fell asleep.  I was awakened by the phone after only a 15 minute snooze.  It left me groggy and out of sorts.

Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling creative.

Yet, once I got started I realized that being creative and coloring with the alcohol markers was EXACTLY what I needed to turn my brain off from the day.

I hope you are finding time in your day for some down time to step away from all the responsibilities and expectations.

I have a fall card to share with you using Concord & 9th’s August release.

Concord & 9th fall inspired card

This is the Autumn Harvest stamp and die set and the Woven Plaid background.  I just love the combination of elements here!

I’ve used my Catherine Pooler inks and my Altenew Alcohol Markers and they worked so well together!

For the background, I plopped 3 different ink pads down using Sauna yellow, Mandarin Spice Orange and Eucalyptus green.  I then used a blender brush to soften the edges between the colors before stamping it onto a piece of card stock and cutting it out with my STAX Circle dies from MFT stamps.

I combined two sketches this week.  The first is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I love how clean and simple the card feels.Concord & 9th Fall inspired card

I chose to leave all my background layers white to keep it clean and simple.  I felt that I had a lot of elements in the card and I didn’t want to distract from the focal images.

I also used the Paper Craft Crew sketch for this week.

Concord & 9th Fall inspired card

I left a few details out of this sketch.  You can see that I did not use the 3 sentiment strips and I used only a portion of the longer strip as my sentiment.

I love using card sketches when I’m feeling a little tired or not quite as creative as I would like to feel.  It gives me a starting point and I like to make the sketch my own by adding or deleting details to work for the idea I have in my head after looking at the sketch.


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