Hello, friends! After a bout of stomach flu that left me weak for several days I got back to my stamp room just in time to join Diane's team for another Double D challenge. Our theme this time is a dual choice: Happy Harvest and Give Thanks. Take your pick within those parameters. I made a harvest card because I love this time of year and I'd not yet colored my beautiful new Power Poppy Fall Haul digi stamp.
Using an old Mojo Monday sketch made the card design easy. This is #273 from 2012. Funny choice of designer paper for a fall card, perhaps, but it has fall-ish colors and this eons-old scrap needed to be used. The pumpkin and burgundy makes a rich color combo for the card base, I think (inspired by the paper). I don't know if you can make it out, but I stamped my retired SU! Linen background on the burgundy base to give it the appearance of texture. I did that front and back.
Check out our inspiration board -- so pretty:
I used these Copic markers for coloring:
I'd like to point out the ribbon slide (yay, I dipped into my ribbon stash again!). The ribbon slide is actually a die cut, one of my half price going-out-of-business purchases from our local craft store (sad face). I cut it twice, adhered the two together for strength, then coated it with Diamond Glaze. They must have discontinued these as I can't find a viable link, tsk tsk. I've always had a fondness for ribbon slides (buckles) and I'm going to enjoy the five shapes in this set -- any color, any pattern, any texture, anytime. I'll never run out of ribbon slides!
Notice the window in the background of these photos? It's finally been installed and I'm so happy! Every inch of my stamp room was covered with a fine layer of dust afterward, but so worth it. It's all cleaned up now and put back together. I'll probably wait till after Christmas to start painting. After all, I've got lots of Christmas cards to make.
Hop over to Double D and get inspired by the team samples for our Happy Harvest and Give Thanks Challenge. See the winners from our previous challenge and get a peek at the prize that's up for grabs this round. I hope you can play along. Have a good day!
Stamps: Power Poppy Fall Haul digi, SU! Linen background Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, old designer paper scrap Ink: Printer, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard (to sponge leaf sprig), Copics for coloring Accessories: Jute ribbon, Diamond Glaze, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, Taylored Expressions Basic Buckles, Paper Smooches Foliage 1