Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Thinking of Autumn...a card following Freshly Made Sketches #49

Hello,
Wow - two posts in one day for me!  Love it when I get to play for an hour in the morning and an hour at night! 

Tonight I worked on a card for my son's teacher as my little one will be heading back to school in just under 3 weeks now.  Thought I better start getting prepared as I hate trying to do everything at the last minute as there is never enough time once September arrives! 

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #49: HERE.  This is the picture of the sketch by Jen Mitchell:

Isn't it a great sketch! I had so many ideas floating through my head and could make a TON of cards with it...if I only had unlimited time in my crafty room....

Here are some pictures of my card:

I used a lovely stamp set by WPlus9 called "Winter Wishes" to make my "sweater" circles. 

"Autumn" and "Back to school" always makes me think of cozy wool sweaters and warm autumnal tones of browns, taupes, creams, and mustardy colors.  Not to mention textiles in general so I embossed the background with a chevron impression plate also a product from WPlus9.  The kraft panel is embossed with the "Old Parchment" embossing plate from Cheery Lynn Designs.  You can see the texture this adds better in the next photo.

The "Autumn Wishes" sentiment is from a set concepted by Michele Wooderson for Papertrey Ink called "Friendship Jar Fall Fillers" and is one of my favorite fonts.  The little acorn is from that same set and is colored with copic markers.  The die cut is from a My Favorite Things die. I liked the half circle edge as it mirrored my "sweater" circles below.

Those little baby tags show my love for all things Autumn.  They are from Stampin-Up's "Tiny Tags" set.  I use up my scraps making baby tags with their matching tiny tag punch and stamping them with a variety of stamps.  They sure are wonderful to add as embellishments to cards.  I always have a stash of them on my desk. 

Here is the inside of my card....another sentiment stamp from the Fall Fillers stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for taking a look at my card! Happy Crafting!
: )  Jill

11 comments:

  1. Hi Jill, wow, I love the card and the jar fillers are awesome. Beautiful job! Thanks my friend for dropping by and sharing your thoughts about my experience, you are wonderful for caring and I have been contacted by the company. Carole xox

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    1. I am so glad to hear that! I enjoyed hopping around your blog and looking at all of your gorgeous inspiration! :)

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  2. Wonderful card . Love the colors.

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  3. Gorgeous Jill! All of that texture just makes me want to touch it. LOL

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    1. Thanks for looking at my card Dawn! The chevron plate is my favorite one right now! I just keep using it! :)

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  4. Love the mix of textures on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thanks for your comment on my card and for the wonderful sketch to follow!

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  5. HI Jill! I love, love your autumn card! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  6. Wow! Very pretty card! Nice color scheme and I love the way you did the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  7. Really beautiful! And I love your blog design too!

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Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill