Sunday, September 22, 2013

Magnificent Maple

I was checking around Pinterest earlier in the week when I had a little break.  Oh my, talk about sensory overload!  Whew!!  Tons of ideas and it got me thinking of different things I wanted to try out.  So yesterday I just sat and played with my stamps and papers.  What fun was that!!  I wish I had more time to play around and just try different ideas.  Usually I've got too many deadlines hanging over my head to just play around.  Not that I'm complaining about deadlines, you understand.  If I didn't have deadlines, that would mean I didn't have any business going on either - not fun.  Anyway, I've got a card to share today that's sort of a composite of several different ones.  A little of this, and a little of that.

Stamps:  Magnificent Maple, Gorgeous Grunge, and Sassy Salutations
Ink:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Very Vanilla and Soft Sky
Accessories:   Big Shot with Labels Collection Framelits, Linen 7/16" Trim, Sponge quarter, and Dimensionals
 This card has so much going on, it's hard to realize it's actually a one-layer card.  I don't usually have no layering on a card.  That's just a necessity when making a card, isn't it?  But this one is so special that it works.

Again, I added a little splash of blue to the fall colors.  It just makes the other colors almost glow.  I added the sponging around the outside of the card to give it a little more dimension.  And I love how the trim adds to the earthy look.
Here's the inside of the card.  I used the die-cut piece because I hated to throw it out.  Not sure if I'm happy with this as it is.  It might get something added later - if I can figure out what I'd like to add!

That's all for today folks.  I've got another one or two fall ideas I'd like to share with you yet before I move on to Christmas.  At least I think it's only one or two more.  We'll just have to wait and see what happens!  Come back soon!  Sharon


Sharon W. said...

Sharon, I totally understand about not having time to 'play' with your crafting supplies. But you did a great job with your time! I just love your card!
And I know about sensory overload with pinterest. I visited there earlier today. I think you did a wonderful job with your color choice. The colors you used, got me thinking of pumpkin pie!
And I love how you did the little cut out.
I think you did a fabulous job with our sketch @ SFF.
Hope to see more of your work again soon.


Deb said...

What a beautiful card! Love the punched out part to show the inside greeting! So creative! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Frenzy Friday!