Julee over at Poetic Artistry has come up with another great sketch for her Mojo Monday challenge. i had made a card for this week's challenge a few days ago but wasn't quite happy with it, so i went back to the drawing board. Here's the final outcome, and i don't like to brag on myself, but i'm very happy with the results. Unlike most of my cards, i'm keeping this one for myself, especially after all the work i put into it.
i started by stamping the leaves and cutting them out. i didn't know exactly how it would all go together, so i just played for awhile until i got it right. Paul, my DC (darling companion), actually helped a lot with the details. i sought his opinion a few times over the course of putting this together, and he had some great ideas that i didn't think of, like outlining the leaves in the left corner in gold, just to name one. i adhered some of the leaves directly onto the cardstock, and the rest i added pop-dots to for a 3-D effect. The background (that says "autumn, fall") is CS i stamped and embossed to make my own PP. The sentiment is actually a "Thanksgiving" stamp, but i wanted to break it up. The finished card measures 5" x 5". It took a couple days to make this, but it was worth it. i just love it when a plan comes together!
Ingredients: CS - stash, Paperbilities; stamps - Stampendous' Leafy Silhouettes, MM Magnetic Rummage Alphabet, sentiment by Anna Griffin from All Night Media; ink - Pallette Hybrid, Colorbox, gold gel pen; ribbon - Michael's; brads - MM; EP - Stampendous; chalk; pop-dots.