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Saturday, October 4, 2008

BC #67 -- Falling For You



Falling for You is the theme this week......and that could mean a number of different things. After all, just think about that phrase: love, leaves AND snow all fall! So, what was my take on this theme? Well, I kind of combined 2 of them! Love....my anniversary is coming up in about a week and a half......and if you've read any of my recent posts, you know that I love Fall! So, I made a Fall-themed anniversary card for my hubby!! Perfect for this week, don't you think?!!

This card is definitely a CASE of one posted by our very own Bloggers' Challenge member, Marcia Pringle! I've had this idea downloaded on my computer for a very long time and thought it would work perfectly for the combined theme. (THANK YOU, Marcia!!) Of course, I made some changes, but the overall idea and layout is all Marcia's!!

You see, I needed a masculine type card...no hearts or frills for hubby. (He'd hate it!) So, I pulled out my very time-worn set, Lovely as a Tree. The leaf branches were first stamped in More Mustard ink and then to achieve the multi-colored look, I used markers and the Thumping technique. 'Course, Marcia's background used French Script, which I sold long ago (and have regretted it many times since), but I used an old favorite, Linen and then Tres Chic. The greeting was changed and employs 3 punches....which is very different from the original. So, you see, it is similar....definitely inspired....but still different!

Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see what the others have been up to....hope to see you there.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Linen*, Tres Chic, Always, Short & Sweet

Inks: More Mustard, Really Rust, Creamy Carmel, Chocolate Chip

CS: Natural Ivory, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive

Markers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa

Punches: 1 3/8" Round, Designer Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch

Misc: Cutter Kit (Distressing Tool), Wide Old Olive Grosgrain, Taupe Grosgrain*, Old Olive Mini Brads, Paper Piercer (Tool Kit)

16 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Barbara, what a beuatiful job you did on your card. I love the leaves stamped along the borders and your sentiment on the three punchs is a fabulous idea. Great job on this challenge...

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome card. Love the combination of the text background and the beautiful leaves. Stunning.

Anita Van Hal said...

Wow, I'm first! This is just lovely, and perfect to give to your mate! The colors are so nice together...great job with the challenge!

Lisa Bohler said...

I like how you used the leaf as a border for the card!

Christina said...

Very nice I think your husband will love it.Not too girlie great colors. Happy anniversary!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Barbara! Love the leaves around the side! You did a wonderful job with this challenge! :D

Robin Merriman said...

It's gorgeous, Barbara. I love all your different layering!

Kristen said...

gorgeous card. I love the color combo. Very nice.

wendy groszkiewicz said...

Oh, that is so elegant! I love how you layered the leaves over the background...such a gorgeous look! Great job! :)

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice. I love how you did the different background stamp along with the leaves stamped in the border around it.

Beckie said...

Wow! This is really striking! I love it!! Thanks for giving me another reason I want that background stamp!! Looks great!

Lori said...

This is lovely. You did a great job combining all of the different images into a unified piece.

Tangii said...

LOve this card! I love the style of it and the colors! Great job in mixing & matching stamps from various sets!!

Regina Cornelius said...

very pretty! i love your layered ribbons!

Kerry D-C said...

ooooohaaaaaaaaah! so pretty!

Chrissy D said...

Barb- this is SOOOOO pretty! Love the colors and the leaves are beautiful! Great job on the challenge! TFS!

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