Hi everyone! Well the rain I was hoping for didn't come yesterday and the temperatures are still higher than I like. There's nothing I can do about it, so to make myself feel better I created a Fall card. If it can't be Fall outside it can be in my craft room!
The card I made today is a square card and I used the autumn tree from the Seasonal Trees set from Squigglefly.
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Can you see some of the things I bought on my recent trip to Michael's? I used the Martha Stewart punch along the bottom and the cute little brad is one from Recollections. It comes with some acorn and leaf brads too. So cute! The twill ribbon is from some packaging that came with a gift from Pottery Barn. The back of the twill says "Pottery Barn" on it, but I just turned it over.
I colored my tree with these copic colors
The one that doesn't have a number and name on it is an empty copic marker I bought and filled with some of my old alcohol inks. I have a ton of alcohol inks I bought a long time ago when I was gung ho on the polished stone technique, and I wanted to see how they worked in a copic marker. They work great! Can't tell any difference in how they blend. The color is called butterscotch.
Now, here's a neat little trick for you that will also save you money! You know that when you send a square envelope it costs more to mail. Well someone gave me a square card for my birthday that they bought from the store and it came in an envelope that wasn't square. They glued one end of the envelope together. That gave me the idea to do that to envelopes for my square cards and make them decorative at the same time.
I punched a leaf shape along the side and then inserted a piece of cardstock that was a scrap from my card. I ran some double stick tape along the edge of both sides of the cardstock before inserting it in the envelope.
Now my card fits perfectly and doesn't cost extra to mail, plus it dresses the envelope up nicely on the front and back! Cool huh?
Today is the color challenge at Card Universe Squigglefly group. Why don't you run over and see what colors Stef has chosen and check out the beautiful card she made?
Have a great day and thanks for looking!