It's still fairly warm in Texas, but the change of season has brought us some more manageable temperatures! We're truly thankful for days with temps in the 80s, instead of our usual 100s (seriously)! As the weather turns cooler (I'm thinking positively), our thoughts turn to the Fall season (or Autumn, if you will) and the upcoming observances of Halloween and/or Thanksgiving! With that in mind, Pals Paper Arts is hosting a Fall/Thanksgiving Theme Challenge (PPA115) this week and we're asking you to join us with your season-inspired creations!
I obviously didn't use the colors featured in the beautiful inspiration photo at left, but the theme certainly inspired the use of the Autumn Splendor stamp set (one of my favorites)! If you're one of my regular followers, you know I like to blend classic and clean with bold and unexpected! This quick and easy card in this untraditional color combo does just that! I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to pair Pool Party and Soft Suede on a card (love the two together)! The results? Clean, simple and elegant!
Need a little nudge? Check out the contributions of my fellow PPA Design Team members and this week's featured artist, Nicole Watt. Get all the details here for how to "play at PPA" and take a peek at the nice Blog Candy package we're offering a chance to win! I can't wait to see what you create!
All supplies are Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings
Paper: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Soft Suede
Tools: 3/16" Corner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, scoring board
Extras: Linen Thread, Early Espresso button - Designer Buttons/Neutrals Collection, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots