Hello, strangers! It's so good to be back with a card to share, even if I did struggle to get back in the swing of things. Since our power outage last week, I hadn't even walked into my craft space until last night. Thank goodness the ColourQ has some wonderful fall colors to work with this week! I love the look of traditional fall colors with a bit of cool blue thrown in, so this palette is just perfect. I hope you'll play along this week!
To jump-start my mojo, I turned to the current sketch at Card Patterns. It's been far too long since I played along with one of their challenges.
This was the first chance I've had to ink up a new-to-me set from WPlus9, Season of Thanks. I used Spellbinders' Labels 8 with PTI's Terracotta Tile cardstock, then stamped and heat embossed one of the large images from Season of Thanks. I added the Peach Parfait circle behind it and a double-ended banner tucked in next to the sentiment. The little stamped leaves are included in the Season of Thanks set, and the line borders are from PTI's Faux Ribbon.
The Pool Party panel is debossed with PTI's Woodgrain impression plate and stitched to the Soft Suede borders. Some Cappuccino twine from The Twinery "ties" it all together. Hee.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede), Papertrey Ink (Terracotta Tile, white)
Stamps: WPlus9 Design Studio (Season of Thanks), Papertrey Ink (Faux Ribbon)
Ink: Versamark, Clearsnap (Terracotta)
Tools: Spellbinders (circle die, Labels 8 die), Papertrey Ink (Woodgrain impression plate, double ended banner die), Fiskars (border punch)
Accessories: The Twinery (Cappuccino twine), Filigree embossing powder, thread
I'm hoping to get back on track this week with stamping, as I have plans to send out a pile of Thanksgiving cards this year. I told my hubby that I think Thanksgiving is like the middle child of holidays. First comes Halloween, the fun and slightly rebellious one, and last is Christmas, which is secretly (or maybe not so secretly) everyone's favorite. Poor Thanksgiving, living in the shadow of all those holiday store displays. I can say all of this because I'm a middle child myself, of course. *wink* Anyway, you'll probably be seeing several more cards expressing thanks and gratitude over the next couple of weeks.
Thank you all for your patience during my absence from blog-land! I hope you'll take some time to play along with the ColourQ palette this week, friends. Have a great day!