Monday, August 23, 2010

Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #31

I received a new set of stamps in the mail today that I won during the last MFP Speedy The Cat's Friend's blog hop! Wheeeee!!! I had no idea what stamp set I'd receive - that's the best part of winning! They sent me a new set from their new unreleased stamps! I LOVE surprises, and this set called "Thankful Mums and Pumpkins" is what I received, and I could barely wait to ink it up once I opened it! I stamped the pumpkins on pumpkin pie card stock and embossed and cut them out. I used a scrap of green to stamp the stems and vines and cut them out and adhered them over the stamped image. I popped the pumpkins up on dimensionals, adding punched ferns and tan and brown hemp. I used some sage card stock for the base, stamping the leaf image with versamark. I added a couple punched leaves done with a MS punch and used some retired SU! dp for the horizontal strips. I used the Stars & Stamps #31 sketch for the layout.
It really cooled down here this evening in PA, so fall must be just around the corner already! Make it a good one folks!

Carol

11 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVIN' this with the punched leaves and hemp twine! So cool!

JD said...

Very nice, Carol...and yes, It does remind me that Fall is coming...It does feel good to have the cooler weather...This is a neat stamp...I bet we will be seeing a lot more of your beautiful cards with this image.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sure hope fall is around the corner. Sounds like a nice weekend coming up too! Woo Hoo! Congrats on your win at Speedy the Cat's. I won one of the surprise sets also, a few months ago. I love how she does it that way. Looks like you won a real goodie! Love this card!

Yvonne said...

This is such a pretty card!

Cindy's Card Co said...

Very unique colors for fall, I like it.

Paula said...

I agree surprises are so much fun! The color combo you've used is really striking...that soft teal and the stripes are great with the browns and orange.

Heidi said...

congrats on winning another set of stamps! Woooo Hoooo! Beautifully used on this gorgeous autumn card. And like the saying says "I'm thinking of you!".

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the layout of this Carol! Great fall card!

The Rubber Maid said...

Very nice Carol and yes I think fall is just around the corner and I am ready for the relief of the heat. Pat

Sue from Oregon said...

a fun punkin card! Hey you stinker...you forgot to tell me Our Heidi was back!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

an autumnal beauty...love the sketch....and congrats for your win...you got a fab set