Friday, September 24, 2010

Celebrate Fall

I've been doing some fall decorating inside and out even though it has been in the 90s here. The fall wreaths are hung on all the exterior doors. The fall dishes are on the table. The gourds and pumpkins are out and bittersweet vine is draped here and there. Nothing makes me think fall quite like bittersweet, so I decided to celebrate fall by making a card using the twig and berry wreath from Flourishes Wreaths for All Seasons.

 With the rustic twig wreath I used other rustic elements as well--deckled edge Spellbinders die, distressed and ink edged paper, coffee-dyed trim, and twine. I colored with these Copics YR23, YR24,YR18,YR02,E43. While making the tag, I stamped a tiny portion of the wreath while the paper was still in the die to add just a touch of bittersweet to sentiment. The focal point and tag  are inked with Antique Linen. After distressing the edge of the patterned paper the edges were too white, so I darked the white with Antique Linen. After purchasing this trim it was a little too yellow, so a few weeks ago I dyed it with some coffee--the end result-- a much better shade and for few hours a wonderful coffee aroma!

I am linking this card to Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 85--Celebration Cards and Flourishes Bring Back Beauty Challenge--Rustic Beauty.

What are you doing to celebrate the beginning of fall?

Stamps:  Wreaths for All Seasons (Flourishes), Notary (Prima)
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa,  Memento London Fog (Tsukineko); Antique Linen (Ranger)
Paper: Rustic Cream, Kraft (PTI); patterned paper (K and Company)
Other: Deckled Rectangles (Spellbinders), Rustic twine (PTI), trim (Ellen Hutson),Copics,


  1. Cammie this is beautiful. I LOVE this set and the way you used it.. I think it is perfect for fall..I bet your house is beautiful. I have my house all decorated too..Oh and by the way go take a peek at my blog...:)

  2. beautiful!! I love the lace. Thanks for playing in FTTC this week.

  3. Oh every card I see using this set I fall in love with! Love this!

  4. Hi Cammie!!! I can't hardly believe it is *fall* already...LOL!!! It really snuck up on me and like you said with the temps being in the 90's it really doesn't feel like *fall* at all :(!!!
    Regardless your card is a BEAUTY and perfectly inspired by both Flourishes Challenges!!! Thank you for playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. *Sigh* This is so beautiful Cammie! I love the distressing you've added - and the wreath looks beautiful on the text. Absolutely perfect card!

  6. Your card is so beautiful! Your wreath is so pretty on this too.

  7. Cammie, This is just a beauty of a creation -- Wow!


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