Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Wondrous Wreath, Tags 4 You, Mingle All The Way
Inks: SU - Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Wonderful Wreath Framelits; Lil Inkers - Stitched Squares #4
Accessories: Cream Lustre Card; SU Card - Pear Pizzazz; SU DP - Colour Me Autumn; SU Punch - Label Bracket; SU Candy Dots; WMS - Twine; Wink of Stella - Clear
I used the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#159 for the layout, although I turned to make a landscape card. The colours are from Colour Throwdown - CTD#315 - they are just right for this time of year. I used a sheet of design paper to cover the card. I cut a square of green card and adhered it directly to the card. I stamped the sentiment on cream card and cut it out with the matching punch. To make the wreath I stamped first in Cajun Craze (second generation impression), next with Pear Pizzazz and finished with yellow berries. Then I cut the wreath with the coordinating dies (it's really easy to do). I stamped a yellow bow on cream card and punched it out. I adhered the wreath and ribbon with dimensional tape. Before attaching the sentiment, I looped some dark brown twine and used gel glue to adhere the tag. I finished the front with some candy dots and some Wink of Stella on the wreath. On the inside I cut a mat layer from the design paper and stamped another wreath on some cream card. I finished off with the sentiment stamped in dark brown.
I know that it's definitely autumn here now, I had the water sprinkler system winterised yesterday. This still feels strange - it's not something we have to do in the UK, but winters here are so much colder that we really do have to make sure there is no water in the pipes otherwise it would be a disaster! Oh yes, the other really big sign of autumn, not only have the leaves changed colour, but they really feel off the trees in the wind this week! That's all for now.