Seize the Sketch: Ready for Fall

If you look through my blog lately, it is pretty obvious I am wishing that Summer is over and that Fall has arrived. I am so ready for the great colors of Fall, even if in California you can only see those colors in cardstock! No changing leaf colors anywhere near my home, but I just happen to have nearly every Fall color you can think of right in my craft room and can use my imagination to picture what those changing leaves look like. Today I did just that, created a card using Fall colors and combined it with a very cute sketch from Seize the Sketch #1. I am so happy to get in on the very first challenge. Here's the cute sketch we had to work with:
You could go a lot of different ways with those strips in the inspiration picture, but I decided to use Lil Inker's Fanfare Scalloped Border die. I ran them through my die cut machine with a sheet of scrap paper next to the die so that the little cut out pieces would remain intact. I layered them all along the side so that they overlapped and then tried to think of something Fall-related that could represent the star in the picture. How about an acorn? I used Lil Inker Acorn die and embossed the top of the acorn with a cuttlebug embossing folder. The sentiment is from Lil Inker Darling Diamond stamp set. Can you tell I took all of my Lil Inker dies and stamps with me on vacation? My fun is just about to end though, I am going to have to pack it all up as we are heading for home on Friday and back to work on Monday. I guess Summer really is over!


Lesley said...

What a cool card, Cathy! Love the Fall colours and the natural feel of your card! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Renee said...

I need that acorn die...
I keep meaning to put it in my cart and keep forgetting!
But what a great take on the sketch with scallops...
I saw this somewhere and thought "Hmmm...may have to see if I can take this one in!" :)

Anita said...

I love all the dimension and texture to this, it's a gorgeous card. Hugs.

Joyce said...

I can totally tell you are ready for fall. This card is just fabulous. I love how you used those fanfare die cuts on a diagonal, and that acorn is just darling. Have a safe trip home, and I will see you soon!

You are just too stinkin' clever! Love that you turned fanfare on it's side, what a fabulous look it gives your sweet card. Just love it!

This is darling, Cathy! I just got that fanfare die and think this is a genius and winning way to use it!! Enjoy the final days of your vacation!!

What a wonderful fall card Cathy! love that acorn and the wonderful scallop die layers! I can just smell the leaves!!

Niki G said...

Love the colors and beauty of this card! Mahalo for stopping by.

~amy~ said...

gasp...I love this!
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Marybeth said...

I have a lot of catching up to do as I have been out of town.
I LOVE these colors and the too cute acorn! This is really an adorable card. Love the detail on the tiny leaves, I cant wait for fall either.

Marybeth said...

P. S. Congrats on your win for the card with the adorable life preserver! That was a great card!

Rose said...

oh i love your fall card!!! and that die is awesome :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

I LOVE this card. Fall is my favorite season and I just love all the colors in the corner!

Jeanne J said...

Oh this is adorable Cathy! I love all the color and texture. That bitty gem and the die cut borders left in tact looks amazing!

Barb said...

I'm your new follower...had to after all of these amazing cards! This is gorgeous...fall is my favorite time of year and you have done it justice. I adore the layered diecut shapes and the textured patterns...I LOVE that little acorn.

This is so pretty! I love that acorn die!!! I passed on it when it came out as I was trying to be good - maybe it will come home with me for fall this year! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!
:) Jill

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