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Monday, September 22, 2008

The First Day of Autumn

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That's what my calendar says anyway.  I really love Fall.  I always thought New Years should be in fall.  Its my favorite time to take stock of where I am and set new goals.

And I have a bunch of them (LOL!).  One of them is to slow down and appreciate what I have more.  An important goal I think - unfortunately, it seems to conflict with my 49 other goals (hey - a girl can dream can't she?).

About the card...

I usually stick to pretty standard card sizes, but I had these long envelopes in my stash - so... (the card is 4"x9").

I stamped the image and saying from the  Acorns and Sweet Gum cling set in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored the main image with my Copic markers.  I also randomly stamped the main image with Versamark on the orange background piece.  I used the Diamond Elegance Border punch on the bottom of the orange piece and the coordinating corner punch on the matte for the main image.  I like this border for fall - it reminds me of baskets.

The brad I had was not quite the right orange, so I just dabbed my YR-14 Copic on it to darken it up.

The envelope is stamped with Memento Potters Clay.

Here are the Copic colors I used in case inquiring minds want to know... markersoaksweetgum

4 comments:

Danni said...

Very nice. I like that border and corner! Neat!

Lori said...

This is beautiful! The diamond border punch is such an elegant touch.

AnnMarie said...

Really pretty card, Cathrine! Makes me want to go leaf peeping on a long parkway drive! Thanks for letting me know about the winter sets! Can't wait to see them! :)

Mel M. M. M. said...

Ouuu! Gorgeous! I love your colouring! can't wait to make some fall cards, :O)