To be perfectly honest, at first glance I was not very impressed with the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!. But as frequently happens when starting with a sketch in mind, these two papers jumped out at me and I KNEW they would be perfect together with this layout. I'm so glad I had them on hand! I loved being able to bring out the Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow in the pattern paper for a crisp color combination. The sentiment, from the Lots of Thanks stamp set, keeps with the crisp, minimalist tone of the card.
I love the juxtaposition of elegant and pretty masculine colors and patterns with a layered flower. I used the Flower Patch stamp set, along with the Flower Fair Framelits Dies, and kept with the color scheme, only this time pulling out the Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.
I think the flower, instead of leaves, is a pleasant surprise addition to this card and keeps it fun and slightly whimsical.
And of course, the envelope liner is the icing on the cake. I just love the envelope liners, they add so much substance and beauty to the overall gift of the card. It really makes the card feel extra special:)
I was inspired by this delightful, delightful, delightful, (did I mention that it's delightful?) sketch from the Pals Paper Arts design team. They always have such fun challenges to play along with!
If you are so moved, you still have a bit of time to play along with the challenge, so please hop on over to see what the design team has created for you this week!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
EZ Peasy Stampin' Up! Supplies List:
Paper: Soft Suede Cardstock; Color Me Autumn Monsters Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Flower Patch, Lots of Thanks
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads
Tools: Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelit Dies, Envelope Liner Framelit Die
Accessories: Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Regals Designer Buttons