Roses in Plaid

Today I made a card for the Kraft Journal Make It Monday Welcome Fall challenge.  Say that three times fast.  For details on this week's challenge and to see some great Fall cards, click here.

I almost always use a sketch for my inspiration when I make cards, but this time I used a real life object that I set out in my home every Fall.  An inexpensive table runner I got at Target that has a really vibrant orange and red plaid pattern.
Every time I pass by that table, I am drawn to those colors and patterns.  I decided to practice making something similar using my Waltzingmouse Stamps Pic-nic Patterns stamp set. 

Pic-nic Patterns

 It has two different sizes of plaid strips in it, and they are LONG.  So easy to stamp up a whole piece of cardstock.  I used Orange Zest cardstock and Cranberry AMuse pigment ink with the smallest width plaid strip.  let it dry and then stamped the largest rose three times from Waltzingmouse stamps Roses in Bloom in French Roast AMuse pigment ink and clear embossed them.

Roses In Bloom
 That brown really pops against the plaid background.  A little different rose than usual, don't you think?
Teeny Trees
For the leaves, I stamped the smallest leaf from Roses in Bloom in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink onto cork and them cut them out.  Surprisingly, you get a really sharp and crisp image stamping on the cork. 

The images are layered over a dark chocolate strip embossed with a Sizzix emboxxing folder.  The kraft layer is stamped with a Market Street background stamp (Bit of Burlap) in versamark.  The panels are zig-zag stitched and I added a little brown stickles on the flower center for sparkle.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees stamp set.  

Thanks for taking a look at my Welcome Fall themed card.


Kara said...

really pretty!! love all of the details...the cork leaves, the stitching, the texture....just beautiful:)

Vickie Z said...

This is beautiful!! Love those cork leaves and have been "thinking" on those roses... you may have enabled my next shopping trip!! Fabulous colors!!

Joyce said...

Love this card. Beautiful color scheme. Those roses are amazing, how you did the stamping and embossing and layering. And cork leaves--brilliant. Not that I haven't loved other kraft cards you have done (wink, wink), but this is one heck of a card.

Kim said...

Fall is my favorie season and this card just says it all. The colors are just so perfect together and the layering of the rose just brings it to life.

Pauline said...

Oh Kathy, this is exceptionally beautiful, I love the Rose embossed on the plaid pattern, the embossed panel and the stitched sides, a wonderful composition. Thanks for the inspiration!

I'm Renee said...

Fabby card!
I love the colors...
the background...
the plaid roses...
that embossing!
Love the way you layered the rose...
a super fabby card!

Oh, Cathy! This is really beyond gorgeous! Your colors and textures and dimension are all so perfect! I love how you drew your inspiration from that table runner! (which,I think I have the same one, btw) I just love every detail in your card!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Cathy! This card is so pretty! I love the texture of the embossed panel, and the cork leaves. The flower is awesome! I love how you made it dimentional and the little sparkle in the center. The colors are really striking together. Just perfect!

This is gorgeous, Cathy! I love the cork leaves and that layered flower is so pretty with that patterned paper!! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week - so happy to see you! :)

This is beautiful! The flower is just divine!

Marybeth said...

Wow, this is beautiful .

Helen said...

I love the plaid rose and all those colours combined - YUM! The layers on that flower look wonderful x

Shirley said...

Wow! Lovely, Cathy!

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