It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Autumn Anniversary

I decided to pair up Fabulous Flowers with this delicious Cosmo Cricket line of papers called Gretel. I love the fall colors and the double-sided designs. All of the backs have a co-ordinating almost solid color on the back, just a bit of a distressed or dry brushed look. You can see I used one of the backs for the solid sage color behind the flower. The flower was stamped three times (chocolate chip, more mustard, ruby red) and cut to different sizes for layering. Then I finished it off with highlights of Star Dust Stickles. The scallops were cut with a pair of decorative scissors and rubbed along a chocolate chip ink pad, because they were getting lost in the design. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up's retired Rustic Retreat Ribbon Originals. My goal is to use up that entire card this season since it's full of fall colors and has been sitting here too long. The sentiment (Hero Arts) is stamped in chocolate chip on more mustard. Everything is adhered to a white card base.

What's In It:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Fabulous Flowers, Hero Arts Happy Anniversary
Paper: Papertrey Ink white, Cosmo Cricket: Gretel, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Ruby Red
Other: SU Rustic Retreat Ribbon Originals, scalloped scissors, Star Dust Stickles

16 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

This is lovely, hope your Mom is feeling better.

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Tina said...

Fabulous card. Love the colors, I'm a big fan of Cosmo Cricket too.

Tina

Shannan said...

Beautiful card! I'll be thinking about you guys today!

Tina said...

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog...I can't believe THE Bethany Paull commented on my blog!

Tina

beate said...

Wow! This card is beautiful!!!

Shadowcatcher said...

This is beautiful. I'm so into fall colors right now. Love the little "What's In It" line. Clever! :)

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous fall colors! Love the flower!!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is just beautiful! I just love that paper and the colors you pulled from it! Great job!

My Paper World said...

Love the colours, your flower is so pretty!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Gorgeous Bethany! You really are going to make me get this set, aren't you?! LOL

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous card, Bethany! I love that big, beautiful flower, and the patterned paper is so pretty as well!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is beautiful, Bethany! I love the mix of papers and the layout with the flower overlapping. I love the idea of using up all those papers. I have a few new Fall papers I'd love to get to...

sophia landry said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love those colors this time of year, and I just love those sparkles any time of year!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!

Angie Z. said...

Beautiful! Love the papers with that flower! And the sparkle is fantastic!
~Angie