Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dynamic Duos #19, Paper Play Week 36 and Lollipop Crafts #89

Hello friends - it feels like ages since I've had a chance to make a card and share it with you.  Somehow real life snuck up on me and took control for a bit - I hate when that happens - lol!  The good news is that we finished staining our monster fence so now I have one less "chore" to take away from my card making :o)  This next week is staining the deck - oh boy!  Sorry... I digress... back to this card.

This card is based on MOJO Monday#257 (which I missed the deadline for, thanks to that real life thing :o) ) - see below, which I thought was perfect though for the colors this week at Dynamic Duos #19 - Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke,  and the theme challenges at  PaperPlay Challenges - Week 36 - Autumnal Tags or Autumn Colors w/a tag and Lollipop Crafts Challenge #89 Fall Frolic.
I love these colors together as they represent the fact that fall is not quite fully in swing yet.   I still have quite a few flowers on my bushes right now but that probably won't last much longer.  The older I get the more I love fall. The cool nights and mornings and the warm days are just wonderful!

I used lots of different patterns and textures to give this card more detail and depth. A couple different dry embossing texture patterns, two different DSP patterns, the wood grain stamp on the long banner, the textured cardstock for the larger green leaf, and the distressed edges of the one leaf.  I like how it turned out! Hope you do too.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!  Hello to my new follower - glad you've joined in :o)  Til next time - Hugs and Happy Crafting!

Supplies (all from Stampin Up!):  Cardstock - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze.  DSP - Patterns Designer Series paper stack (regals), Orchard Harvest (leaf). Die cut (leaves) - Autumn Accent Bigz Die,Bitty Banners (sentiment) and Two Tags Bigz (tag).  Texture folders - Square Lattice and Perfect Polka Dots (I also added some lines with my score pal on the smaller leaf). Stamps - acorn and sentiment is from Day of Gratitude.   



  1. Such a wonderful combination of shapes and patterns and texture. Wonderfully cheerful and a perfect thank you! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  2. Terrific card! Love the sketch you used and all of your elements. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  3. Wonderful card, Danielle! Love the many different layers and textures you added with embossing! Thanks for sharing this with us at Dynamic Duos!

  4. Lovely choice of shapes, colours and textures! Love the little acorns peeking out!

  5. Excellent work with the sketch Danielle.


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