Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thankful for Fall

Welcome to the OCC challenge for this week: Happy Fall, Y'all! I am enjoying the cooler temperatures - even though it hardly feels like we had summer here - and I'm also having fun pulling out my fall colors and papers. It feels good!

Anyway, the challenge is to make a fall-themed card, and here is mine. I knew I wanted to cut out my images, but I had a hard time choosing which ones to use. In the end I went with Trendy Trees. I stamped the trees with crushed curry, really rust, and chocolate chip on very vanilla cardstock, then cut them out. My DP is by October Afternoon. I sponged chocolate chip ink on the edges of the DP and cardstock panels, then mounted the trees with dimensionals.

I had the hardest time figuring out where to put the sentiment - I actually had to put this card aside for a while, which is what seems to work best for me when I get stuck. When I came back to it, the idea of the Nesties oval behind the tree panel just hit me and I love the result. The sentiment from Sincere Salutations was stamped in rust, then I added a bow of Making Memories ribbon and a mustard button from the Playground set (it looks a lot like the curry, I think!) tied with linen thread. And that's it! I had a great time with this challenge, and I hope you'll come and play along!

19 comments:

the funkie junkie said...

Awesome card for this week's OCC challenge, Lori. I love the colors and the designer paper is beautiful. The cut out, popped up images work perfectly and what you did the the sentiment was genius!

Mrs B said...

Lori, I LOVE this card! I just used this stamp set last night at a SU stamp class! I just love how you put this card together!
cindyb

Melissa said...

I am lovin your ribbon! How stinkin perfect! Just love it!!

I didn't even think about Trendy Trees! Dang! You have an awesome eye for color, too!

Wendy J. said...

Lori, I love the trendy trees! That was the first set that caught my eye when it came out! Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Joycelyn Turner said...

WHat a fabulous Fall card...the colors are gorgeous and I LOVE the dimension of your trees!!!

Pam Speidel said...

STAMP-tacular! Love the trendy trees set from Stampin Up and you've done it proud with this incredible creation! Love it! :)

Loretta said...

I love this one, Lori! That tree line-up is so sweet.

Kerri said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Absolutely gorgeous card, Lori! I can't wait for fall!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card Lori, I LOVE your design and what a wonderful layout for this stamp set! You rocked the challenge!

LOVE the pictures you shared of your two little ones - they are SO sweet! :)

Enjoy your weekend, Jennifer :)

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful card!

jdmommy said...

Lori, I LOVE this card, and you were so right to set it aside, and then add the sentiment!! What great placement, and I think the half nestie idea was brilliant!! FABO job!!!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the trees and the way you did the sentiment!

Dana Grothaus said...

Wonderful card. I love those trees so much. A terrific layout to boot. Thanks for providing such a great example for the challenge!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

awesome! love this design!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on being on the OCC team Lori!!! I love your creation this week!! So fall! The colors, dp, and layout are beautiful!!

Jenny Gropp said...

This is just awesome! Great layout and style!

Cindy Major said...

This card is gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Beautiful card.

Margaret Moody said...

I love your card, Lori! Great colors! Congrats on being chosen as one of Nancy Riley's iPicks this week! She made a good choice!