Stamp-Off Friday – Autumn Is in the Air
It’s another Stamp-Off Friday with Susan, Jackie and me! I love this one, because it’s a fall challenge. Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors, the smells, the weather, the clothes…I love pretty much everything about it.
Here’s the banner for this week’s challenge.
Maybe the leaves were stuck in my subconsious. Or maybe I just think about falling leaves when I think “autumn.” Or maybe, just maybe, I hadn’t used my Vintage Leaves set for awhile, and I wanted to take them for a spin.
Whatever the reason, here’s my card for this week. And, at the risk of sounding a little immodest, I love it!
I stamped the leaves in Tip Top Taupe, then sponged “fallish” colors over them – Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Garden Green, Crushed Curry…There may be more. Once I start sponging, I go crazy and just keep layering colors until I’m happy.
I die-cut the leaves with the Leaflets Framlits dies, then tied them together with some “strizzles” of left over Burlap Ribbon.
The card grunge is from Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge. These are two of my favorites – and Touches of Texture and Ghoulish Grunge are right up there with them. They’re wonderful for adding a little texture to your projects. I kept it simple and only used two colors for my background – Cajun Craze and Tip Top Taupe. After adding the textures and backgrounds, I sponged the edges with more Tip Top Taupe ink.
This had to be a birthday card (from Birthday Blossoms), because today is my sweetie’s birthday!! (Happy birthday, Love!!) This isn’t Mike’s official card. His card has a big (and I mean really big) number on it, because I made it months ago with the Number of Years bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalog. Ah, well…maybe this will be his birthday card after all, because I’m not sure where the original is. *sigh* Hope I know someone else turning that big, huge number after I find it! (Oh, wait…my brother will be seeing those numbers next year! If I find it in time, I can send it to him next June.) And, just in case you’re wondering, I’m thinking he qualifies for almost every senior discount now! But, of course, they keep raising the bar. I thought the discounts started at 50. When I hit 50, they moved them to 55. Then they got upped to 60. They’ll probably by 65 or even 90 by the time I get as old as Mike. It is, however, quite lovely to be carded when you ask for a discount. Just sayin’! When I was about 27, I got carded for buying carbonated grape juice that looked like wine. I smiled and thanked the cashier for asking, whipped out my ID, and then said, “you know…this isn’t alcoholic.” She apologized, but I assured her it was totally fine. I love it when people think I’m younger than I am, because I know that won’t last forever! One day, my hair will be more gray than brown, and my laugh lines will be more like craters. But, hopefully, even then I’ll still feel a lot younger than my years!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!