Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn Love

There's a great challenge going on over at Tonic in support of OWH's birthday bash celebration, so I wanted to join in for this one. The challenge is to use your favorite Tonic punch and create an autumn-themed card. I really had to put my brain into overdrive to come up with this card, because the only Tonic punch I have is the double hearts you see on this card! Hearts and autumn...........hmmmm...........it took me a while to come up with an idea for a card. I used 2 stamp sets to coordinate the hearts punch and autumn theme and I thought "sending love when autumn leaves are falling" would work. The "sending love" is from a new SNSS stamp set called "Christmas Tags" and the bottom sentiment was done using a Paper Co Studio stamp set, and was done using True Thyme ink, stamped off once for a more subtle look. After cutting out the leaves, I sponged them with color and embossed them using clear detail ep.
Huge thanks to Tonic for having this great challenge in support of OWH, and be sure to click the link to get the rules for playing along!
That's it for me.............but I'll be back soon with more :)

Carol

stamps - SNSS Christmas Tags, The Paper Co Studio Autumn
paper - K&Co Tim Coffey Fall, white, orange, black, rose red, so saffron
ink - Versafine onyx black, Versamark, Ranger distress fired brick, vintage photo, antique linen, peeled paint, tattered rose, Memento tangelo, dandelion, SU! true thyme (retired)
accessories- Tonic hearts punch, Spellbinders leaf dies, brown & green Tombow markers (veins on leaves) clear detail ep, foam tape

10 comments:

Marlene said...

Very pretty...I love those leaves....wow!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

wow, you're good! :)

This card is gorgeous Carol, I love those leaves. Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

Benzi said...

Great idea you came up with, Carol. The card is soooooo pretty and the leaves are gorgeous.

Ruth said...

Beautiful card!

merrymstamper said...

Beautiful fall card!! love the cut out leaves on your accent band.

Tammy said...

Oh Carol I love this card!! Your leaves are GORGEOUS...they look so real!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Tammy :)

JD said...

Great Autumn card, Carol.

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! This is so Lovely! You did an Awesome job with this challenge Lady, considering you only had one of their punches! The hearts tie in just perfectly with your sentiment and the Pretty fall leaves! So Fabulous! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Michelle said...

VERY creative use of those punches to fit the challenge! And your leaves are over-the-top gorgeous!!!

Elise said...

I AM raising my Pumpkin Spice filled mug to THIS card {it's still morning here in Ca.!} and just LOVIN' the view and inspiration - this is a stunner!