Than to just play on a Sunday morning - no gifts to make for anyone, no papers, embellishments or stamp sets in particular to use, just to play. I used to play regularly in the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS and somehow stopped - not sure why, overwhelmed with other projects and summer activity I suppose. Anyway, I do think it's time to play for no other reason than just to play and to do so more often, and to use whatever strikes my fancy.
So that's what I did here, back to my SU! roots, mostly anyway. When I looked through Kim's gallery, Blondie090277 over on SCS, I decided on this leaf card, simple, yet stunning and not so full of layers and schtuff. I knew in the recesses of my SU! sets I had the set Autumn Leaf Prints that would work perfectly. So I began, just played - it came together so quickly! Love when that happens - all my paper choices worked perfectly from the get go, the colors worked, the scored frame, everything. I love this card and will send it out to some friends of mine who have been so generous to me and providing me with opportunities I would not have had if I hadn't met them.
The card details, for those who like that sorta thing:
The leaf was stamped in olive and then rolled in rust before stamping onto the vanilla layer. After stamping, a scored frame was created using the Scor-Pal. Then the edges were ink distressed with rust, and it was layered on a distressed rust panel. Mini brads were set into each corner before matting again on the green layer with dimensionals. The ribbon was tied around the card and then crinkled very carefully using a heat tool to age it a bit (too much and the ribbon melts away, so be careful!) and a rust button was tied around with linen thread. The completed image panel was attached to the base with dimensionals. Stamp "thanks" on a Bordering Blue scrap, punch out with an oval punch, and attach to the image panel with a dimensional. The unexpected blue ties into a subtle blue from the patterned paper.
Yesterday was full of soccer, Morgan's team winning both games, and a birthday celebration topped off the evening. The tournament continues today, so I'd best be cleaning up my mess and getting ready to head out again. Yesterday was so beautiful and the weather looks to be cooperating again. It's warm where we live, in the 90's, but the tournament is a bit north and west of us, plus on a plateau with a great summer breeze to cool things down.
Have a spectacular Sunday!
Supplies: Stamps: Autumn Leaf Prints, Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, Bordering Blue, Bazzill textured green and rust, Patterned Paper: Wild Asparagus "Home" by My Mind's Eye, Ink: SU! Old Olive and Really Rust, Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Organdy ribbon, Really Rust button, Linen thread, Oval punch, Dimensionals, Scor-Pal (to create frame around image), Olive mini brads, Heat tool (to crinkle ribbon).