Monday, September 5, 2011

First Fall Card of the Year

Now that September is here, that means fall will be arriving in the near future.  I am so ready for fall weather, because this summer was brutally hot.  For the next couple of days we should have cooler weather.  But usually September is one of our hottest months.  So I am begging fall to hurry up and get here soon!
This was such a fun card to make because i just love fall so much.  I love the colors of fall and the climate.  But I also love fall because my three favorite holidays are during this season.  They are, my birthday, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!  Oh, I sure do not want to leave out football season. Roll Tide!

    Now back to the card.  The card measures 6 x 6.5.  The card base is ivory which has been inked with a Color Box bronze ink.  The first layer is a dark green paper from the Vintage Fashion Colors pack from JoAnn's.  The next layer is a green stripe from a Tim Coffey Fall stack from the K&Co. I  embossed the paper and then inked it with a Tim Holtz antique linen inkpad. 

 The top rectangle has the same dark green mat under a light green swirl print paper, also from the Tim Coffey stack.  It was also embossed and then inked with the Tim Holtz peeled paint inkpad.  And the layer to the right has a crimson mat from JoAnn's Heritage pack, and topped with a honey yellow paper from the Vintage Fashion pack.  It too was embossed and then inked with the Tim Holtz wild honey inkpad.

   I added a tree cut from the Heritage cartridge and some leaves I found several weeks ago in the fall decoration dept. at Hobby Lobby.  And the little sentiment, (The Beauty of Autumn) is an embellishment that I also found there. 
And so, there you have it, my first fall card of the season.  Oh, and a Happy Labor Day to everyone!

Die Cuttin Divas   Fall Colors



  1. Wow the dimensions and textures are so good and the colors are so soothing!


  2. Great Colors Love the work on this card the leaves almost look translucent , Just beautiful!!!!!
    Have a Happy Labor Day!
    DIANA L.

  3. Hello Charlotte~ your fall card turned out so lovely.
    When you get a chance can you drop me a line via e-mail?
    I have not heard from you in a while & wondered how you were doing?
    Hope all is well.
    Take care & crafty best,

  4. Hi Charlotte,WOW this is sooo BEAUTIFUL and colourful!FANTASTIC job with it,I just LOVE everything about this card.AMAZING job as always my friend!Just got back from my holiday,trying to get caught up with my comments. :)