Hello! It is a beautiful day here in the Puget Sound region of Washington state. Cold, but beautiful and finally the leaves have turned to those gorgeous shades of red, yellow and orange. Wasn't sure it was going to happen tho as we had temperatures in the 70s just a few weeks ago. Anyway, my card today reflects those autumnal colors.
I was a busy bee the other day making cards for my mom to give to her grandchildren and great grandchildren for upcoming birthdays and Christmas. I have a few more to make but pushed pause on that endeavor to make a card for Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown. The colors at CTD are those rich autumnal shades I mentioned above plus a little gray thrown in. Initially I thought it was a completely different color combo and thankfully I learned my error before I started making my card. To get the beautiful rich cranberry red, yellow gold and rust called for I used my new crafty love: distress mica sprays! I used Harvest Moon from the Tim Holtz 2022 Halloween collection and Tart Cranberry from the Tim Holtz 2022 Holiday collection. I combined Harvest Moon and Tart Cranberry to get the pretty rust you see on the third leaf. I took my cue from the beautiful cards Jen M and Cecile made using the FMS sketch. The leaves were die cut with a favorite die leaf die from A Jillian Vance Design and then adhered to the die cut panel. The sentiments are from the Simon Says Stamp Full of Thanks stamp set. They were stamped on light gray cardstock with gray ink, trimmed out and popped up on the card. I finished with a few clear sequins and the little kraft twine bow.