I've kept this card very simple (no change there then!) It relies on the dramatic colour scheme for effect and I added interest with contrasting textures of card stock and plenty of detail and movement on the leaf.
Here's a close up of that leaf. It's one of the gorgeous leaves from Gently Falling, a two step stamping set where you stamp the outline and then 'colour' the inside with a coordinating stamp. I added extra detail with an aquapainter and some speckles with one of the indispensable splatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge before cutting it out with my lovely sharp paper snips.
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge, Morning Meadow (sentiment)
Ink: Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Garden Green smooth and Core'dinations card stock
Other: Aquapainter, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and a handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.
It wasn't just the nip in the air and LiM colour challenge that prompted me to make today's card. As I stepped outside the French windows into the garden this morning something fell on my head (why do I always feel as if I'm taking part in a comedy?!) It turned out to be this:
Isn't it beautiful? But, frankly, not as a hat!
See you soon,