October 2, 2010

The Colours of Fall

Happy World Cardmaking Day! I have to admit, I cheated. I made this card earlier in the week - and in fact, I haven't stamped a thing today at all. Shanan and I have been out traipsing around the countryside all day in the gorgeous Spring sunshine - it's been glorious. Never fear, I intend to settle down to some stampy goodness after sharing today's card with you all.

Our OCC hostess this month is the lovely and talented Diane - she's given us a gorgeous colour combo based on the colours of Fall. It's so nice to finally have the full compliment of Stampin' Up! colours to play with - I'm just loving all the new additions.
The sketch for this card is Mojo #158 - it's been awhile since I played along, was great to work this one in. My image was mostly paper pieced - the strawberries and basket handle are coloured with SU! Markers. The basket was paper pieced after being over stamped with the Linen background stamp. The Cajun Craze layer was dry embossed and I added some Crystal Effects to give the berries a little shine.

Inside is nice and simple - I love the clean look of a wide expanse of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Head on over to see what the awesome OCC design team whipped up this week - we hope you'll play along!

Stamps: Linen Background
Paper & Card:
Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Cajun Craze & Early Espresso
Scallop Edge punch
Very Vanilla Ribbon, More Mustard Button, Hemp Twine, Crystal Effects, Markers

Stamps: Who's that Harvesting Girl & Goodness from the Garden - MFT Stamps
Paper & Card:
Offbeat - Basic Grey
Other: Nestabilities, Jumbo Brads, Embossing Folder


  1. How lovely, Sarah - all the paper piecing is wonderful! Great job with the sketch as well - fabulous card!

  2. Wow...this is a GORGEOUS card, I just LOVE MFT stamps too! I just love your card and also want to wish you a Happy World Card Making Day from Papercraft Star! We'd love to have you enter some of your talented projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and there is still time to enter our PTI or MFT gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

  3. Your card is lovely, Sarah. Such a nice clean, crisp feel to it and I always love paper piecing. Hope you enjoyed your day yesterday - it must feel strange to be making a fall card when you are out enjoying the springtime!

  4. Beautiful card, Sarah! I love the crystal effects!

  5. Fabulous coloring, love this card and colors!
    Hugs from across the ocean,

  6. Love this Sarah! Your piecing is absolutely perfect!

  7. Love this card... Beautiful job! The crystal effects work perfectly on those berries. TFS :0)

  8. Sarah another GORGEOUS card!!! I love your paper piecing, you always do an amazing job with that!!!

  9. I am soooo dying to do some paper piecing! Just haven't got around to it! And ... I am happy to have some new colours to freshen up our colour pallettes! Make stamping just that little more exciting at the moment! Hugs xxaxx


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