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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Pumpkin Spice is Nice

Just a simple, but colorful fall card today.  After a few beautiful days there's a chill in the air that's making it sound mighty nice to wrap my hands around a warm cup of brew, whether coffee, tea, cocoa, or a pumpkin spice latte.




I've used another of my Verve Coffee Please digital stamp creations, and this time I stretched it a bit larger and watercolored with Gansai Tambi paints on Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor paper.  There's nothing more than a border of patterned paper and some stitching to dress it up, and it's ready to mail for a November birthday.

I've been busy making Christmas cards when I have a chance, but then I turned right around and started a wedding card project, so my room is a mess and it's making me crazy.  Hopefully I'll finish something today and clean up.  Have a happy day!


27 comments:

Hannelie said...

Beautiful card Leslie ! I love your coloring and the stitching detail is the perfect touch!
Hugs
Hannelie

Diane said...

Pretty fall card and loving that 'great' pumpkin and the coffee cups with the pumpkins on it, how cute is that...love that is looks easy to mail too!!I am having a hard decision myself, do I post fall cards or Christmas cards...hmmm maybe some of both LOL!!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm running out of words to say how fabulous your creations are ... Love this - everything is so perfectly placed and coloured... Wow!

Donna Ellis said...

Yummy, Leslie! The highlights in your coloring melt my heart! I can smell the pumpkin spice, and imagine a sunny morning or mid afternoon, time spent with friends, and the joy of quiet times or outright friendly laughter. Your card says all of that to me. I especially love the two types of stitching and the colorful border on the side. Have a great day! xx

nancy littrell said...

Such a colorful and fun stretched pumpkin and latte spice mug for a Fall birthday. LOVE your DSP border and sewing too. TFS Leslie. Margie is here for 3 days to stamp:-) I got 4 Christmas cards done yesterday using my new Layered Holly set from STAMPlorations designed by Shirley Bee:-) Today I will be creating cards with her new Layered Snowman set:-) Margie has 16 Christmas note cards to make and finished 7 yesterday. We are on a roll and having so much fun. Talk soon. Hugs...

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Mmmmm...I can smell the pumpkin spice from here. :)
Great card Leslie. I like the stripe of pattern paper down the side and the stitching is subtle yet adds a wonderful touch. Cheers.

Evelyn S. said...

I wish I knew how to use Elements to use these digi images! I made a card but it was in pieces. This is so colorful...and it's a happy card!

pam said...

Beautiful colouring on your Autumn card Leslie, what a lovely pumpkin image and those colours wow..stunning.
Hugs Pam x

Yogi said...

LOVE this card and the images and the way you colored them - Beautiful. You can keep the pumpkin spice... I dislike those spices SIGH!!! I'll take any of the other three though. BIG GRIN. We've got snow and below freezing temps for the next several days... I'm hibernating. Have a great day

Pauline said...

Oh my, how I love your fall card! I'm so into 'coffee cards' lately, and I must say this is so far my favourite! Gorgeous water colouring, (love the colours), the stripped dp down the side is perfect, and love that you enlarged this to fit the front of your card. Another fabulous creation Leslie! WOW!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome coloring, I especially love how you did the cup, I love the strip with the stitching. I have heard that watercolor paper is the best to use, I may have to order some for Christmas :) I really need to get to more Christmas cards, I am having a heck of a time just keeping up with the birthday cards.

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I'm so sorry to be so late again! Better late than never I guess. I love your card that pumpkin is just the ticket for the Fall coffee card! Well done!

Joan B said...

love how you enlarged the image. this is gorgeous

KimCreate said...

Super card, Leslie. Digi stamps are so versatile! Love how the strip of stripe paper brings out all the colors!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

You like no other can take a simple image and make into something so pretty. Love the colors!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a great fall stamp! Pumpkin spice latte sounds pretty good to me right about now! I love how the stitching adds so much to your cards! Have a great weekend!

laurie said...

I love the stitching..the coloring...everything! What a great card!

Margaret said...

What a fun card. I love the colors you used.

Greta said...

Love the stitching & your coloring is beautiful, Leslie!

ChristineCreations said...

It looks delightfully warm and cozy Leslie! Such great colours...and great watercolouring!

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful and warm and wonderful. Love this autumn creation!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Darling! Pumpkin spice does sound nice right now, cute digi and I like the stitching Leslie.

Karen D. said...

love this Leslie...awesome shading on this lovely.
xx Karen

Cindy Beach said...

This is larger than life and looks great! I love your shading and the perky stitching. Hope you got your craft space cleaned up.
I have to tell you that the last card you posted with this set was so lovely it prompted me to buy the DIGI set and CASE immediately!

Lynette said...

Very cool! I always love your stitching. Seems like everything comes in pumpkin spice these days:)

Susie said...

Right up my alley, Leslie. I love the Verve style, and what a beautiful job you've done with your watercolor - gorgeous! Love those fall colors.

CherylQuilts said...

Haha! Me again, I saw this one and LOVE it! I just love pumpkins (we don't use real ones since they rot too quickly, and I especially love making cards with them). And I love this digi enlarged and beautifully colored with a great design! Hugs!

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