Autumn Days

I have to admit, my favorite season is autumn.  Apple cider, falling leaves, funky sweaters and scarves, that crisp bite to the air….it's all good!  And Autumn Days is one of my favorite new stamp sets. 

I was playing with the shaving cream background technique the other day – trying to decide if it was too messy for class – and the colors reminded me of a late November day.  I actually was trying – yet again – to achieve a good "bubble" look.  I'm ready to give up on that technique.  I've tried several times, and I just end up with a piece of soggy – yet clean – card stock.  I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong – too much soap?  not enough refill?  too much water?  Once my card stock dried out, I smooshed it into my shaving cream mess and got this:

Shaving_cream_fall This piece went in at the end, so the colors are a little more muted, which I really like for this card.

Here's the list of supplies:
Stamp sets:  Autumn Days, All Holidays
Ink:  Classic refills:  Orchid Opulence, Crushed Curry, Lavender Lace; Classic Stampin' Pads:  Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot, Texturz plate, Impressions Pad, Silicone Rubber, sanding block, Crop-a-dile, metallic eyelets, stampin' dimensionals, shaving cream

So while you're suffering through enjoying the dog days of summer, "think fall!"  I don't know why they call them "dog days," since it's kind of a negative connotation.  My dog's days are pretty cushy!  He sleeps when he wants, eats when he wants, gets up, stretches and takes another nap….The only negative (for him) is he lacks opposable thumbs, so can't open the fridge (thank goodness!) or his treat bag, so he has to depend on us for food.  But, still – he's got it pretty good.

So may your day be as peaceful and happy as my dog's!  There are some fun promotions coming in August.  I'll post them for you this weekend.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Autumn Days

  1. Cate (Britbook70) says:

    This is fabulous! I really love the way the background turned out and the layout is great.


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