Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Leaves for Connie and Mary

I created these cards for the color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary. When I first saw the colors, I was like, "What? Really?" But I guess that's why they call it a challenge, right? It really struck me as fall-ish, really Halloween-y. But I don't have many Halloween stamps (because I don't really send Halloween cards). So here's what I came up with...
I ended up making two cards. On this first one, I used an embossing folder that is not SU (leaves if you can't see it) so this is not my submission for this challenge, although it is still a very cute card. There is a base of Rich Razzleberry. I used the masking technique for the leaves, and the sentiment is from Give Thanks, a retired set with some beautiful stamps and a great sentiment. I did use a loop of razzleberry ribbon, which I'm sure is retired, but I love the look of the ribbon loop. It's a nice change from how I normally use ribbon.

This card is my official submission for this challenge. All Stampin' Up products used here! My base is Whisper White. I used the lattice embossing folder on the white. The Lucky Limeade strip is also embossed with polka dots (to match the ribbon, of course). Again, the leaves are masked, and I should add that I did stamp off the razzleberry once before stamping it on the center image.
Thanks for looking...

7 comments:

Lisa said...

The masking of the leaves looks great. Pretty fall card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Nance said...

I love how you masked the leaves! The perfect trio of our colors and the embossed BG is great! Thanks for joining us at CCMC this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

I agree with the other posters, your masking technique is A++! Thanks for playing CCMC!

Connie Babbert said...

Such a pretty card, I love the white combined with the fall colors for a CRISP look! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with COnnie and Mary again this week!

Mary Brown said...

Beautiful fall card! LOVE the leaves! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great masking! These colours are so "Fall" and you've showcased that beautifully. Thanks for playing along at CCMC this week!

Deb said...

Both cards are beautiful! Great job on the masking technique! Such a pretty fall card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!