Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fall Sympathy and RAK's


My first card is a Fall sympathy card I made using the new With Gratitude set from SU. I stamped the leaves randomly with Old Olive, More Mustard, and Ruby Red. Then I used my Aqua Painter to give them a light wash. I rounded the corners with the corner rounder punch. The Color Spritzer Tool was used with my Stampin' Write Markers to add the nice flecks of color to the background. The sentiment is from Close As a Memory, and the ribbon from the BasicGrey Mellow ribbons pack. This looked kind of plain, so I added a little sparkle to the Ruby Red leaf with my clear Spica pen, and dotted the sentiment corner with my Old Olive S&W marker.

Stamps: With Gratitude, Close As a Memory
Card Stock: Old Olive, Naturals White, Ruby Red
Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Ruby Red Classic inks and Stampin' Write markers, Clear Spica pen
Accessories: Corner Rounder punch, Color Spritzer Tool, BasicGrey "Mellow" ribbon, Aqua Painter, Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals


RAK from Janeen


This is a beautiful anniversary card from Janeen. I love the Fall colors, and the craft ink on the Kraft paper. I love that image, and she colored it so nicely. The original design is from Carole Richardson, and I think Janeen did such a nice job with it. Thanks so much Janeen!


From Flourishes


This final card is one that was enclosed with my Flourishes winnings. It is so cute, and I love the simplicity. I have this set as well, and need to try stacking those cute little cupcakes like these are here. So adorable! Thanks again Sharon, Nancy, and Jan Marie! You all ROCK! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today! I have a lot of blurfing to catch up on, and a couple of Tags to do as well. I hope to get to it sometime later.

25 comments:

Sheri said...

Your fall sympathy card is gorgeous!!! I love the colors!! As much as I use leaves as a background, I never thought to stamp them in different colors - duh!! Thanks for making something so beautiful seem achievable!! Wow! Great stuff!!!!

Meridith Anne said...

Wow! I really love that fall card! The colors are so pretty and I love the big maple leaf. It really pops. Nice work as always Rose Ann!

Susie said...

Love your fall card. The leaves look very pretty with the wash on them.

Dawn Griffith said...

OH Rose Ann your Sympathy card is stunning .. Love all the high and low lights you did with the aqua painter ..( Love that tool too) your a lucky girla to get such beautiful cards ..
xoxox
Dawn griffith

Dawn Easton said...

Good Morning Rose Ann!

Your sympathy card is beautiful! I love how you softened the leaves with some watercolouring! Great fall colours!

Your RAKS are wonderful too! It's nice to get mail!!

Have a fantastic day!

Lindsey said...

How darling! I lOVE anything with leaves on it! :) Great job!

Well Said Cards said...

Beautfiul card! I like how you detailed the envie to match.

kathleenh said...

Your Fall card looks great Rose Ann!

Tricia said...

Very, very pretty sympathy card. So simple and classy!!

Alli Miles said...

That sympathy card is breathtaking. And you know something, sympathy cards are hard to make but you made this one look easy...

Angel Wilde said...

Your sympathy card is gorgeous!! I absolutely love it!

Melissa said...

Lovely!

Deb said...

Your sympathy card is so beautiful, the background you made with leaves is amazing, love it!

Laura said...

Gorgeous! I just got that set and I love it!

My Paper World said...

I find sympathy cards so hard to make, yours is stunning!
I love your raks too!

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

What a warm sympathey card!

Joan B said...

Your fall sympathy is lovely. Just got that leaf set. Hmm, you are giving me ideas!@

Julia Stainton said...

That Fall card design is absolutely stunning! It just pops right off the screen! Love it!

chelemom said...

Beautiful card! I haven't used my fall set yet....need to before there is snow on the ground!

Lori Craig said...

Rose Ann - love your card...it is just beautiful. The layout, the cut out leaf...wonderful!

Bethany Paull said...

Your fall card is so well done. I love the soft colors of the background leaves and the dotted corner for the sentiment. really pretty.

beate said...

I love your card. It's simply beautiful! Hugs and smiles

sophia landry said...

I love your sympathy card! It has such lovely colors and uses a set that I would just love to own. I also like how you rounded the corner! Those RAK's are lovely too.

Leslie Miller said...

I love the gorgeous colors on your Fall card! How beautiful! That little bit of sparkle on the foreground leaf makes the whole card extra special. 'Course, you know, I've got a thing for sparkle lately...

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, that Fall card is just GORGEOUS!! I so need to get that stamp set. :)