Summer has "fallen"....

Hello friends!  Time to catch up again, huh?  While I've been blog-absent, I've not been gone altogether, so I have lots to show you!  Lets start with the most recent....this set of autumn Thank You cards.  
I used WPlus9 Autumn Leaves stamps with my Caran D'ache water soluble wax pastels.  It had been too long and I just decided to pull them out and play with them!

 I started by coloring random fall shades onto the solid shape stamps, misting them with water and stamping.  Where necessary, I used a paint brush to help the colors blend.

Then I stamped the outline stamps with Versamark ink and gold heat embossed them.  I didn't have to try very hard to make the outlines skewed from the colored part...that loosey-goosey style of stamping lends itself to this "messy" look very well.

I added gold, heat embossed sentiments, with some gold thread trapped below and some wood-grain sequins for just-because.  

I'm posting this card set on the Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday challenge link, as well as the Just For Fun and Hiding In My Craftroom fall colors challenges.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. What a wonderful set of cards, Norine! This is my favorite season and I enjoyed seeing them! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Lovely water color style cards. thanks for joining JFF challenge
    stamping sue, JFFDT

  3. What a great fall card! Thanks for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room!

  4. Congrats on winning the prize at Just For Fun's September challenge. What a lovely set of Fall cards! I like the pretty leaves with the bold black sentiments!


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