Thursday, August 30, 2012
Is it time for Fall yet?????
Is it time for fall yet?? I keep waiting for that hint of cool in the air--sometimes I can almost feel it on my morning walks, but this morning was just too warm. I am always eager for a change in season, especially fall, which is my favorite time. It can't get here fast enough, since we are all tired of the hot summer heat. The card above depicts my all time favorite go-to stamp for fall--Hero Arts F5270--Traditional Pumpkin. I have had it for some time and I think used it for fall cards for the last three years. Yet again, I drag it out, and do the same old technique I love--paper piecing beautiful fall printed papers. This time the papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg collection--another 6" x 6" pad waiting in my vast stash to be used and made into something beautiful, cute, memorable, or useful. I paired this stamp with some new findings in my craft room--my not so recently acquired but still waiting to be used ZigZag stamp from Hero Arts (CG422) and my newest acquisition--my button studio from Epiphany Crafts. (An item which I have mixed feelings about--certainly overpriced for the simple job it does not quite as well as I would have liked, but oh, well, it's a new toy and I can use it.) The sentiment on the card is from Hero Arts' Season of Giving clear stamp collection, and the felt leaves I believe are also from Hero Arts. I stamped the zig zag background with three colors of Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink-Pumpkin Spice, Yellow Ochre, and Olive Pastel. A few ties of May Arts twine pulls the card together. I love Bazzill paper for cardstock for cards! I didn't even have to use a score tool on this--it just folded nicely! I think I read that Bazzill papers have polyester fibers in them--maybe this is why it folds so nicely. Not a perfect card--I see mis-alignment rampant and I had to use an orange pigment pen to get the sentiment to look decent, but I like it. It reminds me of fun autumn times ahead and the promise of a little cooler weather. Let's taste the last of the summer heat, maybe let it linger in our mouths just for a while, but let's wash it down with a draught of cool autumn.