Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pumpkin Fun!

Good Morning!!

I'm so glad you could stop by today, because I've got a fun card to share with you that celebrates my FAVORITE time of year!  If a holiday lands on the calendar in the Fall, then it automatically gains FAVORITE status in my book!  There's just something about the way the air feels and smells, and the sky!  Oh, the sky!!  Have you ever taken a close look at the sky in the Fall?
The grayish/purple cast to the clouds below that gorgeous, vibrant blue sky, with the warm yellow sunshine peeking through to warm that cool breeze.  Oh YEAH!  THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!
It just doesn't get any better, but I digress.

I think you'll notice a more enthusiastic flair to my Fall creations, which this year begins with this fun card.  Yep!  I REALLY get in to Fall cards!!

This image comes from The Stamps of Life and has just been released.  The Pumpkins2Cut stamp set offers a wonderful selection of patterns to give your Fall creations a fun pop of color and texture.  I'm very happy to share with you that I have recently been asked to be a part of the very talented team of designers at The Stamps of Life, so you'll be seeing plenty of samples from their line of stamps and dies here on my blog.  I think you're really gonna like 'em!!

I used the larger of the pumpkin sizes in this set, and I chose the polka dotted pattern.  I like that it includes the outline of the pumpkin which allows a little extra creativity with the colors that you might choose to use.  I did some sponging on the Spellbinders die cut to add a little more color and interest around the image, and I couldn't resist the urge to punch a LOT of leaves with my Martha Stewart oak leaf punch and glue those on the card.  This one isn't a very mailable option for a card, but when you put this much work into a card, I think a hand delivery is definitely in order.  ;-)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I wish you a very blessed and beautiful day!  


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Imke said...

Stunning card, Lorie !! Wow, the fall colors, the wreath and the great design.

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Very pretty!!!

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Lorie with all pretty die cut leaves.

Kate said...

WOW this card is beautiful. Love the leaves they are perfect.

Unknown said...

I love the idea of inking around the image and leaving the edge white. Beautiful card!

Cindy Beland said...

BEAUTIFUL looking card Lorie, AWESOME job with it!!!Have a SUPER weekend my friend!!!:)

Ashley said...

This is gorgeous, Lorie! And congrats on the new team! I was making some oatmeal raisin cookies the other night and the recipe called for cinnamon. Just a whiff of it instantly left me craving fall weather!


Janice W. said...

I am with you on the Fall! My favorite season. Just wish it lasted longer! Congrats on making the DT! Your card is wonderful! I look forward to seeing more! How do you do it all?

Unknown said...

fall is good as long as you don't have winter. cool card