Saturday, October 9, 2010

A splash of color ...

As I look out my window and into the garden, the leaves are beginning to turn.  There is still plenty of green but there are also wonderful splashes of bright color.  Orange, red, yellow ... gorgeous against the greens that are still hanging on to summer.  Fall is my favorite time of year.

Today I welcomed some dear friends to come play with me.  One of our projects used soft neutral colors with a splash of Cherry Cobbler dyed seam binding.  I could have added more ink to darken the value but I do so love the lovely shade I got.  Elements of Style and Artistic Etchings stamped in Soft Suede and Always Artichoke decorated the Very Vanilla cardstock.

The envelope was created from our gorgeous Deck the Halls paper collection.  It's the perfect size for a gift card.  An old forgotten button added a touch of whimsy and the Basic Rhinestones provided a bit of  sparkle.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  I'm so glad you had a moment to stop by and I'd love to hear from you!  Here are some more fun blogs to visit ... I'm sure they will inspire you too -

Sweet Stampin' Challenge ... Diamonds are a girls best friend
No Time to Stamp ... Natural and Earthy
Stamp Challenges ... Something Punchy
The 3 Muses ... Music

#119788 - Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Refill
#118517 - Artistic Etchings (wood  mount)
#120573 - Artistic Etchings (clear mount)
#101650 - Very Vanilla cardstock
#155657- Soft Suede Classic Ink pad
#105219 - Always Artichoke Classic Ink pad
#119871 - Corner Rounder punch
#119850 - 1 3/4" Circle punch
#120810 - Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
#119246 - Basic Rhinestones



  1. What a beautiful card, I love the subtle papers and the splash of pink. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week x

  2. Thanks for your kind words about our blog, Joanne, and thanks for sharing your talent! What a beautiful addition to our collection of things musical this week. Please come again!

  3. Gorgeous card. Love the DP and the colours you used. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something. Hope to see you back next week.

  4. Beautiful card, so lovely and subtle. Annette

  5. So elegant and beautifully designed. Wonderful artwork!