Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fall Elegance Count Down Day 3

Previewing: Fall Elegance (click on pictures for enlarged views.)
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This was one of the first cards I made with my stamp set. I love the shape... the long and skinny horizontal look is a very pleasing shape for the natural movement of your eye. It just feels natural and relaxing to look at.

Once again, my SLICE made this project fun as I cut out the frame on my Basic Grey patterned papers. A few brown metal eyelets and some awesome "fall leaves" glitter makes the frame really stand out. I am also enjoying making the frame as a pop up as opposed to the actual sentiment.

SENTIMENTS: What can I say? I am a sentiments gal! The words make the card for me. When I make a card- I want the words to jump out and impact the person I am making the project for. That's the difference between a simple craft and gift. :) I think you will see that more and more with upcoming stamp designs in the future with PTI. I embrace my God-given sappyness. :) SO, this sentiment is one I enjoy and actually can fit several occasions. For a general thank you note, it gives a nice emphasis- but this is also great for Thanksgiving, too.

I also have had fun seeing how versatile the swirlies are to use in different ways, these gave a nice movement and balance underneath the sentiment.
I love the masculine feel of this card. I actually ended up using it for my dad's birthday card. :)

FALL LEAVES: (click on picture above to see enlarged image.) The fall leaves are so much fun and can be used in so many ways. In the first card I used Spring Moss Ink from PTI to make a subtle piles of leaves... (the kind that any young child would bulldoze through!) And in the vertical card above these leaves have a graceful falling effect. There are several leaf shapes which are great for patterns or collage looks. Some are also in outlines so you can color in and shade them to be the perfect fall colors. My favorites have the swirls in them and really give the stamp set the appropriate name: Fall Elegance. :)

This card utilizes the rich PTI colors (Dark Chocolate and Spring Moss cardstocks, and Ripe Avocado ink.) I love the brown on brown leaves! And I used a Close to My Heart inking sponge (my favorite!!) to darken the edges of the card to give it a warm glow.

Don't forget the PTI summer sunrise ribbon and PTI new leaf vintage buttons!

Have an awesome day! And I can't wait to show you more fun projects tomorrow!


  1. Yes, this set is absolutely gorgeous (as are these cards)!

  2. LOVE these cards! You and I are so alike, the sentiment and the fonts that are used really make the card inside and out! THANKS for such a wonderful set. Can't wait for your next projects!



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