Saturday, September 18, 2010

Falling for You

Happy Saturday! It's finally cooling off a bit here, so it's starting to feel right to turn to fall colors and images in my projects. I went in that direction for this week's Paper Craft Planet sketch challenge, hosted by Adela.

I envisioned the 4 blocks on the sketch as a window and created a simple fall scene showing through it. The images are from Papertrey Ink's Falling Leaves set. I stamped them in pigment inks to stand out nicely against the blue background. There's a dusting of Autumn Flower Soft on the bottom of the panel for a fun texture.

After the scene was complete, I set a kraft panel with 4 squares punched out over the images, using foam tape to secure it. Here's a tip for getting the squares spaced evenly--use sticky notes. Punch squares from a sticky note or two, position them on the panel, then punch away. I layered the window on a rust panel, then set it on a kraft panel. The sentiment is stamped in orange pigment ink alongside the window. I added a strip of dark brown grosgrain ribbon along the side of the panel and wrapped some baker's twine around the ribbon. After knotting the twine, I threaded a button on to it and tied a simple bow.

If you play along with this week's sketch be sure to upload it to the PCP gallery using the keyword sk091810 so it can be added to the album with the rest of this week's cards.

Materials Used:
Falling Leaves stamp set, Dark Chocolate baker's twine, Terracotta Tile button (Papertrey Ink); Pumpkin Pie and Close to Cocoa Craft inks, Bashful Blue, Dusty Durango, and Crumb Cake cardstock (Stampin' Up!); 1 1/4" square punch (EK Success); brown grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); Autumn Flower Soft; foam tape


  1. this is so creative and super cute, lori! love the use of flower soft-it looks perfect!

  2. This is awesome Lori! Love the window scene.

  3. Hi Lori,

    I like this one a lot, very nice that window with the pretty tree in between it!! Love the colors you used on the card!!



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