Monday, October 11, 2010

October's Party

Today I made a card for Stampin B's Challenge #79. I found a wonderful fall peom by George Cooper entitled

"October's Party"
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

I thought this peom was perfect for this card so printed it on Whisper White paper then sponged with More Mustard and Cajun Craze inks and matted on black paper. The image was stamped then a vine was hand embossed at the bottom. The image was colored with watercolor pencils then blened with grumtine using blender pencils. I then cut the image and a frame with the Nestabilities Octagons and glittered the frame. Punched the side of the card and added the background papers, finishing with the gold cord.

Supplies were
Paper: SU! in Cajun Craze textured, DS, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, and black. K&CO Tim Coffey Fall Stripe.
Inks: VersaFine, SU! More Mustard, Cajun Craze.
Stamps: SU! Birds from 2000.
Misc: SU! Gold cord, watercolor pencils, Momenta Brass template-vines, Martha Stewart (MS)glitter in Onyx, MS punch-rings, Nestabilities Octagons and a sponge.
I hope you will join us with your fall card at


  1. Such a beautiful image, great Fall colors, and I really like your hand embossed vine. Very pretty Fall card. So glad you joined the Stampin B's this week with your Fall creation.

  2. This is gorgeous and your coloring is beautiful! ...thank you for stopping by my blog!

  3. This is a beautiful card. The fall image and colors makes it feel like you just walked onto this scene. The embossed vine design works very well. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow this is a stunner! Beautiful layout and the coloring of the image is breathtaking - fabulous colors and wonderfully done!


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