I Love Autumn.
The calendar says its Fall mid September. For me, it has always been after Labor Day. First day of school. In no way was it ever still summer when I entered the classroom. I felt the same way in High School as well as College. Maybe that’s why “my Autumn” lasted longer, I was faking myself out. That’s still Ok with me. I still feel the same way even today. As the days get shorter, I look forward to the beautiful sunsets. Once the weather gets cooler, the sunsets always look more intense, rich in the hues of Autumn. A crisp feel in the air. The trees, the amazing trees. The colors are never the same or exact in how the colors come in. It’s always a fresh palette of color every year.
Are you starting to feel like its Autumn?
The trees above are exactly what I love.
Today I am posting two card ideas using this really nifty stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. On page 48, the set is Totally Trees. The possibilities are endless. I’m using this set for Autumn but there all types of trees and shapes to create all sorts of projects. You can bet I will post more on this set again. On this card, I used a warm yellow-Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, and Real Red.
The key to making this card, Stamp your first base tree in the center. Then go ahead and continue to stamp the trees to the right or the left, whichever you prefer to go next. I did eyeball these but if it worries you, go ahead and use the Stamp-a-ma-jig tool (#101049 $12.00). I’m far from perfect. Sure I’m a Demonstrator for 19 years, but I did make 3 samples of “oops” before I made these two. It took on the 4th and 5th tries!
I Love it!
I switched things up and used a yellow edge on the second card. Plus I used Cajun Craze ink for the last tree.
Here are the supplies I used: