happy fall

it’s quite apparent outside, that fall is here.  the temperature is dropping, the days are growing shorter, and the leaves are turning their vibrant colors.  i really enjoy fall, i love the chilly air, the smells, the leaves.  don’t quite care for the shorter days, but it does come with the territory, doesn’t it.

well, i was inspired by the leaves today to create a card.  unfortunately the idea popped into my head quite randomly and i didn’t think it was going to be worth recording, so i don’t have a video for this project.  however, the card came out very cute, so i thought i would post it anyways.

supplies i used for this project include:
•  kraft card stock for the base
•  fiskars scalloped sentiment border punch
•  white card stock
•  leaf stamps
•  tree stamp (american crafts Glee stamp set)
•  mandarin orange and red chrysanthemum ink from martha stewart
•  walnut stain distress ink
•  martha stewart 3 butterflies punch

i was playing around with a stamping technique when i imagined this card.  i definitely don’t have any fall colored inks, and wanted to see if i could make some.  so i used a red and orange ink, and stamped some onto my craft sheet along with some walnut stain distress ink.  i then used the leaf stamps to blend these inks together to make some colors that were more appropriate for fall leaves.  i did the same for the tree, keeping the tree trunk more on the brown side.  i then layered the papers, stamped the sentiment, and adhered the butterflies with rolled up mini glue dots!  super simple, yet adorable!

thanks for stopping by!

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