We are starting September at TIME OUT with a very seasonally-appropriate Inspired By Words Challenge:
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”
And we are lucky enough to have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge: CAS-ual Fridays has very generously offered the challenge winner a $25 gift voucher!!!!
As always, we are equally lucky to be joined by a wonderful guest designer, Rema from Paper Panache is so creative and always has gorgeous cards.
Here is my card:
I thought of leaves changing colours - and my MFT Out On A Limb die set. I started out by applying some orange, red and yellow alcohol inks to a sheet of glossy cardstock to make my own patterned paper for the leaves. I then used my Minc machine to add some platinum foil to a piece of Heidi Swapp paper and a greeting that I printed onto my card base. I then die cut the leaves and the tree trunk from these papers and used a template to glue the the pieces onto the card front.
The design was pretty simple but I liked it so much that I decided to make 3 more, and some matching envelopes to create a card gift set.
Finally, I really liked the look of the die cut alcohol inked cardstock so I added some Be Creative adhesive behind it and applied some iridescent glitter to the openings. I used the same foil to cover a W&W die cut greeting and on a piece of vellum.
So you can see how inspired I was by these words - I can't wait to see where they take you!
Thanks so much for stopping by!