Whew…I finally feel like I'm getting caught up on everything that was put on hold before the wedding and have time to look around at some different challenges to do! This Challenge Sketch PP60 from The Paper Players really caught my eye! It was designed by LeAnne Pugliese. Like LeAnne, I love the rule of three!
So, you can see from my card that I took a little liberty of the sketch and moved my sentiment…it just didn't fit on my card where the sketch placed it. I originally made the Punch Art Fall Trees for my August Punch Class. I switched up the layout of my original class card so that it would fit the Paper Players sketch this week. I've added a sneak peek of one of the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini stamp sets, It's A Wrap Holidays! I cut out just the greeting part "Give Thanks" to use on my card.
I started with a base card of Old Olive cardstock. I layered on Bashful Blue and sponged the clouds in the background with Bashful Blue Ink and the edge of a Scallop Circle. Along the bottom, I used Pear Pizzazz Patterns Designer Paper and tore the strip in half to make the ground. The tree trunks were made by using the Large Oval Punch on each side of a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock. Of course, I used the Doily Triple Layer Punch to make the tops of the trees…in More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie. The detailed layer was placed over the solid layer of Old Olive. I used the scraps of the punches for the "leaves" on the ground. In the center of each tree is one of the new Mini Silver Brads. LOVE those tiny things! lol!
The greeting is from Stampin' Up!'s It's A Wrap Holidays as I mentioned and I just cut the Cajun Craze greeting to a 3/4" size and layered on 1" Square of Pumpkin Pie (we have a NEW 1" square punch in the Holiday Mini, too! Woohoo!!!) I added some Espresso Bakers Twine wrapped around the front to "ground" the greeting.
Out of the three cards we made at my August Punch Class, I think this was the favorite! Pretty quick and easy to make, too. Hardest part is finding those little punched "leaves" when they come out of the punch! lol!
Well, I'm hoping to have a productive day working on a few projects for our upcoming Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition!!! Early Bird pricing is starting SOON, so be looking for it!