Woohoo! It's Friday! What a busy week it's been, and when I say busy, I mean busy in the Craft Cave creating! I was trying to get ahead a little and I don't know if I accomplished that, but over the last week I've designed quite a few cards...and this was the last of them. I wanted to enter The Paper Player's Challenge this week:
It was supposed to be a clean and simple card, which, of course, I did not quite achieve. But we were to also include fall taste treats such as apples and pumpkins on our card. What sprang to my mind was my mom so many years ago, all through the summer and into the early fall, busy in the kitchen canning everything she could get her hands on. And we looked forward to eating all that wonderful canned produce every winter. I'm sure it got us through a few lean years! She worked so hard on it. And I know that all her love went into every Mason jar of peaches, pears and cherries that she put up.
I wanted my card to reflect that love, and I'm so glad that we have the Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits with which I could recreate the scene.
- This was the first time that I have used the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper for the fall background. I sponged the embossed paper to get that warm effect.
- The Fresh Fruit Stamp set helped me to create the peach, apple and pear for the foreground. The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, but it was just the right sentiment for the feeling of love I wanted to convey.
I don't want to reveal any more of the process here as this card will be my free photo tutorial for my October newsletter. If you are on the email list to receive my free monthly newsletter, you will also receive the tutorial, which is a step-by-step photo tutorial including a list of supplies needed and all measurements. If you would like to receive my newsletter you can sign up below, with the understanding that you can cancel at any time without any difficulty.
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