I have to say that I had a VERY productive weekend! It is really nice to start the week with a sense of accomplishment for the various things that you checked off over the weekend. We didn’t do anything special, but one highlight was removing an air conditioner out of a window. It’s a task that my husband and I really don’t enjoy in the fall, but we got it done yesterday! And since we had a heat pump system installed in the Spring, this A/C unit won’t be going back in EVER. Woo hoo! Anyhow – this task is one of many that are tied to Fall, and it was very Fall-like at our house. We woke up Sunday morning to our first frost of the season, and the leaves are falling like mad. So my crafting is in full-on Fall mode with colors and themes. I made a batch of these cards to send out to some folks to thank them for their recent orders. I honestly don’t know if ferns turn color like trees, but that’s one of the wonderful things about art… it doesn’t matter! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I used this current sketch challenge as the inspiration for my card. I rotated the design 90ยฐ and otherwise followed it directly. The Stitched Rectangle die that I used for the panel in the forefront set the dimensions for that panel – I absolutely love having a stitched diecut element on a card, and I reach for these dies very frequently. I’m still lamenting the retirement of the stitched circles/ovals/squared. But we still have lots of different stitched die options and I’ll keep using them a lot!

I love this current challenge from Just Add Ink! There are so many ways to go with this inspiration, and I followed the colors, leaves and even added some gems to simulate the water droplets on the leaves. For those droplets I used some retired Flowers for Every Season Gems – I absolutely adore those embellishments, and since they were perfect for this challenge I pulled them out of my retired stash.

To create the color background that you see behind my ferns, I made a frame by using the negative of a diecut from the Tasteful Labels dies. I made this in a thinnish piece of copy paper, and used temporary adhesive to attach it to the white panel. Then I used my TRULY AWESOME Blending Brushes to create the color background with Mossy Meadow and Crushed Curry ink. I am very much in love with these brushes, and I can’t encourage you enough to get them. They are the best for creating smooth shaded effects in your projects.

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