This month on our New at SU Blog Hop we are featuring beauties from the August-January Mini Catalog!
So much in this catalog from Fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years to Valentines-and more!!!! lol While I'm such a summer girl & really not willing to let it go, I've been enjoying creating some fall cards!
Here's my card:
This is a very simple card from a very simple stamp set-Welcoming Woods. But I think it's just such a lovely stamp set!!! These trees!!! I love tree cards! Now the true stamp has more variation in the actual tree trunks. I wanted a more full trunk tho. So I filled in with my Early Espresso Stampin' Blends! Didn't really want the background showing through the middles of the tree trunks.
At first I thought I would put a ton of leaves & make it an early fall card, but I really liked how the shading came out & didn't want to cover it! lol
Now the shading was done with my inks & Blending Brushes! I love to blend colors, but I really don't believe I get it right often! I go too dark or too light, or wrong colors, etc. I think many of us are intimidated with blending like this. But I love how this came out. It was actually super easy! I think the Cajun Craze in the background almost looks like blurred trees in the distance. And the blue sky is as close to summer as I can get in a fall pic! lol
The background is the absolutely amazing Cork 12x12 Specialty Paper that is part of the Harvest Meadow Collection Suite. I thought it worked perfectly tho with the tree theme! It's a super nice textured DSP! A bit thinner than cardstock but heavier than actual paper. Plain on the back! Super easy to cut!
I would say this is a great masculine option for maybe a retirement, or a move, but certainly anyone would love to receive it! I left off bling so it would work for a masculine card. Add a little bling & could "girlie" it up!
I've had this Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon since it came out in the last catalog & have never used it-until recently-and now I have about 6" of it left-and can't wait to order some more! Wow, was I missing out on this! Such a nice ribbon to work with!!!!
Now hop over to Loni's blog & see her amazing creation! Simply click on her name here or the icon below! Then keep going! You will find a list of the creative blogs from around the world below! Don't miss out!
September 2021 New at SU! Roll Call: July-December Mini Catalog
Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Welcoming Woods
Creative Juice by Loni: Nuts About Squirrels
Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Arctic Bears
Stamping the Cape: Clever Cats
Stampin’ Scrapper: Pretty Pumpkins & Gorgeous Leaves
Moore Fun Stamping: Sparkle of the Season
The Flying Stamper: Peaceful Deer
Stamping Flair: Delivering Cheer
Stamping With the Copper Cropper: Sweet Stockings
Love your card!Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Your card has a beautiful athmosphere. I love all the details and the background!ReplyDelete
Great job on this card! All the components and techniques really work so well together.ReplyDelete
This is a terrific card! All the components and techniques work so well together!ReplyDelete
Beautiful background and card, Joni. The cork paper really takes it up a notch!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card Joni. Love the shading of your background and the Cork paper is gorgeous. xReplyDelete
Beautiful Fall card design. Love the texture of the cork for the background and the beautiful shading.ReplyDelete
Love your background and the cork paper.ReplyDelete