Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pacific Sunset

No, I'm not posting from a South Pacific Island (I wish!!).  This is the name of a maple tree in our back yard - a Pacific Sunset maple, and from this photo, I think you can see why.

Aren't the colours lovely?  So warm and glowing!  This is what I see everyday when I look out my kitchen window.  This tree actually inspired my next card:


I used the Mojo Monday #266 sketch for this one, designed by Julee Tilman, and it created a lovely, balanced design.


The palette, taken from the autumn colours on my maple are Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, More Mustard and Cajun Craze, with a little Soft Suede thrown in there for good measure!  And it uses a sentiment from the Trust God stamp set, to comply with The Paper Players' Challenge #120, where the theme is "Give Thanks".  Thanks, Ann Schach, for that topic, because even though Thanksgiving is over here in Canada, it is still an awesome idea to be grateful everyday!

The stamp set I used for this card is a favourite of mine, and Ann Schach's too, I'd say:  French Foliage.  It has such a lovely vintage feel to it.  I started with a card base of Pumpkin Pie and added a piece of So Saffron embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I added a vertical flag from some Orchard Harvest DSP mounted on Pumpkin Pie, then stamped the rectangle panel with images from French Foliage.  I distressed and sponged the edges and mounted it on Cajun Craze.  The small square panel is a piece of Polka Dot Parade DSP on Pumpkin Pie.  I punched out a circle of Very Vanilla using a 1 3/4" Circle punch and backed it with a 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punched out of Cajun Craze.  The image is also from French Foliage and the sentiment, again, from Trust God.  The horizontal flag is made from Victorian Crochet Trim and I added a Naturals Designer Button threaded and tied with some linen thread.

So try this one out - great for lots of occasions!  Thanks for dropping by!

Stamps:  Trust God  (w126700; c126702), French Foliage (w120845; c121166)
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie (105117), So Saffron (105118), Cajun Craze (119684) and Very Vanilla (101650) card stock;  Orchard Harvest DSP(126895); Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902)
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Soft Suede (126978), Early Espresso (126974), Pumpin PIe (126945) and More Mustard (126964)
Accessories:  Victoian Crochet Trim (118481); Naturals Designer Buttons (127554) tied with Linen Thread (104199)
Tools:  Stampin' Sponge (101610); Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976); 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850); 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch.(118874)


  1. Beautiful card,those trees are just as beautiful

  2. Hi Heather, what a beautiful tree :) It looks lovely against a bright blue sky. And a gorgeous card. So earthy looking.


    Little Purple Forest

  3. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Just like your tree! I love your mix of yellows and oranges Glad you joined the Paper Players this week.

  4. Heather, your tree is gorgeous and you captured the feel of it beautifully in your card. I love how you stamped the leaves from FF behind the sentiment. Great take on the challenge and so glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  5. Gorgeous card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!


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