Hello and happy September! Are you ready yet for summer to end? Not sure I am as I do love the long and sunny summer days and we had plenty of those. Hopefully this month will bring some more nice weather and those crisp September mornings are always so nice too! I might start adding a few fall decorations around the house soon too because I am just ready for a little change of color. This year I actually never changed any decorations since I removed winter and added spring decorations, other than remove a few Easter things I had gotten out... it's been a busy year!
But let's get to the point of this post, a new card to share!
September means a new season starts at the Four Seasons Challenge blog and we are entering the Fall season. That means our theme is "Anything Fall Goes". Below is our wonderful optional mood board for the month in case you need some more inspiration.
Here is what I made inspired by the overall colors of the mood board and my stamp choice was inspired by the beautiful mums in the photo (bottom right).
Using a stamp platform I inked up the stamp (Penny Black Bejeweled) with some distress inks then slightly spritzed with water before stamping. Most of my Distress markers are pretty useless now :( so I used regular sized ink pads and when needed I used a paper towel to wipe off some areas like where I touched up with yellow ink on the edges of the blossoms. Thankfully with the stamp platform it's possible to build up to the colors I want.
I used one of my new (to me) background stamps from Darkroom Door (Grid Texture stamp) on the bottom half for some interest and flicked some diluted green distress ink onto the card. As I was trying to decide if the card was needing something else, I saw this honeycomb die cut (from this Sizzix die set) on a shelf next to my desk where I keep more recent unused die cuts (I do have a whole box of them but rarely ever look into that box) and I decided it would make a nice addition to the card.
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I thought this paper strip was a good match for a fall themed card. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts monthly stamp kit but a few years old and sold out.
Some natural jute twine by May Arts and paper piercing finishes off the card.
Thanks so much for visiting! Remember, the challenge runs until September 25th so hope to see you over there too!
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