Here on the West Coast the leaves are starting to turn, but the flowers are still blooming in my garden! Such a lovely time of year. To celebrate that here is a cheery autumn-ish card:
The background is made using the faux barn board technique, using a tutorial from SCS. The images are all Heartfelt Creations stamps and I also used their matching die cuts.
Here is a photo from the side so that you can see the layers of flowers and also what I did with the jar:
For the Jar, I stamped it twice--once on white cardstock and once on acetate. Then I layered the flowers in to the middle of the two layers and adhered it all together. Then I took some old straw stuff and tied that around the rim. This same straw has previously been used around real jars like this in my kitchen with flowers in it, and originally came in to my home wrapped around a bouquet. So now we are on use #3 for the same bit of straw! It's looking a bit battered, but I thought that went with the rest of the card :-)
For the background, I stitched my faux barn board panel on the sewing machine, stamped the sentiment, and then distressed it and the underlayer too.
Daisy Patch Bouquet PreCut set HCPC 3325
Posy Patch Swirls PreCut set HCPC 3304
Jean Pocket/Ball Can PreCut set HCPC 3307
Daisy Patch Die Cuts HCD703
This card is being entered in to the following challenges:
Paper Sundeas - Use something from your stash (straw ribbon stuff)
The Crazy Challenge - recycle (straw ribbon stuff)
Stamps R Us - nature
If the Shoe fits - orange
Wild Orchid - stitch it up
Stamptacular Sunday - layer it on (there are 5+ layers here!)