I hate wishing away the days of summer but as I was sitting in our sun room, I noticed some leaves falling from the trees already and it made me think of this card which has a real autumn feel to it. The stamp set is called At Home With You. This particular image is likely one to be overlooked in the set because the stamp set is all about the front door and decorating it up and I think most of the cards I’ve seen with this set feature the door decorated for Christmas.
At Home With You stamp set
Today’s Color Palette
With today’s color palette you get a real sense of autumn; add to that some great visual texture with the “speckled” background from the Touches of Texture stamp set and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and you’ve got a winning combination. The final touch is a band of the 1/4″ Copper trim.
When I was little, we had to ask permission to ride our bikes and then we were then told how many times we could ride to the corner and back. Generally it was two or three times. Then the big question for me was, did I want to take all three trips to the corner and back all at once, or did I want to break them up and scatter them throughout the day. These days I kind of feel like that with the walking I’m required to do after my back surgery 2 weeks ago. Because of where we live, there aren’t a variety of options in my walking path, and so much of my walking is down to the corner and back (to the tune of 15-20 times a day)…and no I do not do them all at once, I spread them out throughout the day, but each time I get to the corner and turn back around I am certainly reminded of summers many, many years ago!
This card reminds me very much of my youth. I love the Bike Ride stamp set and the Build a Bike Framelits used on this card (and sold in a bundle at a 10% savings). The Bike Ride stamp set has so many mix and match parts (24 to be exact) so you can add a basket and tassels and really just decorate your bike how ever you’d like. The set of 15 pieces in the Build a Bike Framelits make this bundle so much fun. It’s a little hard to see in the photo, but the wheels are die cut separately from the bike which gives it more dimension.
And how about the color combination on Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black and Whisper White…don’t you love how it pops!?
Today’s Color Palette
Tempting Turquoise: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Whisper White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ and scraps for bike
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (Lemon Lime Twist): 4″ x 4-1/2″
Basic Black Bakers Twine: 24″
Hey friends, it’s Thursday and you know what that means….it’s This or That Thursday. I’ve got two cards that both use the same stamp sets and layout but I’ve changed up the colors and accessories. So let’s check them out!
I wanted to add some interest without texture, so I used the new Marbled background stamp. It’s so much more stunning in person than they way it looks in the catalog. I think this will be one of my go to backgrounds now. So for the first card I used tone on tone Night of Navy ink on Night of Navy card stock. Next, the Lots of Labels Framelits were used to cut out the Daffodil Delight and Whisper White layers. The sentiment, flowers and leaves all came from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and were stamped in Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist. The finishing touch is the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon which is scrumptious (put it on your list now, you’re going to love it!)
This time Bermuda Bay is the back ground color with layers of Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White. The stamping is done in Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist and instead of a gingham bow this card has a bow made of Whisper White Bakers Twine.
This or That
So now, it’s time to let me know which you like better the Navy and yellow on the left or the blue and green on the right?
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