Thursday, October 11, 2012

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This week our CCEE challenge hostess, Brenda, is getting into fall -- her challenge:  Fall Colors and a Punched Border.  Nothing says fall colors like leaves, so I looked through my patterned paper and found a sheet of HOTP Fall Leaves that was just what I wanted for my background.


I cut my cream-colored cardstock to 5 1/4" wide and then used the Martha Stewart leaf border punch on one side, saving the punched-out leaves to use later.  I stamped and colored the pumpin; then stamped the image.  Using some Tim Holtz Distress inks, I colored the punched-out leaves various fall colors.  I wanted the leaves to fall through the sentiment; so, after I colored them, I stamped the sentiment again on a piece of scrap paper -- with the yellow one getting part of the stamping.  Both the pumpkin and the image are from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company, in a set called Autumn Splendor.

I hope you check out the rest of the cards on the CCEE Blog; and, if you'd like to play along, link your card at the bottom of the post using Mr. Linky.

11 comments:

Vicky Gould said...

Love how you used the little leaves, Lois. Very clever. Great Fall card!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Lois. We used the same punch. Love how you let the leaves fall and made a pile (to jump in?) LOL

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Wonderful bg, and love that punch as well!

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
What a great idea to use the punched out color leaves as embellies - very pretty card!

wannabcre8tive said...

Gorgeous. I like that dp and the pretty leaves. Your pumpkin is colored so perfectly.

Pam said...

I can just smell the Autumn leaves! This is wonderful.

Davi said...

Lois Such a pretty fall card.. YOur pumpkin coloring is beautiful and I love the cut out leaves!

Cindy Haffner said...

LOVE your boarder Lois!!~

Sabrina said...

Very effective saving your punchies to create a drift of autumn leaves! And fabulous paper, too.

Janine said...

Gorgeous colours and I like the leaf border too!

Lynne said...

The leaf punch makes the card.