Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fall Is In The AIr

Hi my friends!

Earlier today I promised you another card. My cupcakes are done, and frosted, so on to my card. I made this Autumn card using this week's Bonus sketch at Operation Write Home. All of the sketch cards can be found here.

This is the Bonus sketch:

This is what I came up with:

I don't like what my camera did with the designer paper. It's way too bright and in your face, when in reality the colors are very muted. I'm not sure who makes the paper, or where I got it. I found three 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" pieces in my stash. I trimmed it down and matted it on dark brown cardstock. The sentiment is I added 4 burlap strips, a little Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger around the edges, a few leaves punched out using Creative Memories leaf punch, and it's time to call it done!

Let me tell ya about those burlap strips! Now I can really drool when I see what other card makers do with burlap. I figured... how hard can that be? Yeah right! Really?? The dang gum piece I bought has a mind of it's own and wanted to go every which way but straight.


  1. Marlene, this is very pretty and I love the sentiment. Burlap is a great embellishment. It's funny how camera's have minds of their own. My hardly ever sees what I see.

  2. Marlene, this is a great card, I love the burlap. There is a secret to cutting burlap straight... you snip into it a tiny bit & pull out one string, then cut along the space where the string was, using it as a guideline, & voila, straight cut! (I hope that made sense!) Really though, the crooked-ness (is that a word?) just adds to the charm. (:

    1. Thank you Hushgirl for visiting my blog. I really appreciate you comment and your tip on cutting burlap makes perfect sense. I'll definitely give this a try!

  3. You can also buy burlap ribbon..I am not sure if it is Walmart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby or JoAnns that carries it. Great card...tfs!!!

  4. I really like the texture of this card! So pretty!