Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card as soon as I came home, and my poor Lovely as a Tree has been so neglected, I thought it would be an appropriate set to use:
In keeping with the leaves theme, the leaves on my main panel are stamped with Stazon and watercolored with More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Riding Hood Red:
I did some subtle stamping of the same image on the background with Sahara Sand. I used both the Woodgrain background stamp and the Woodgrain embossing folder for some interest and texture. The sentiments inside and out are both from Blessings from Heaven:
My “ribbon” is a piece of More Mustard that I distressed, then separated, to give it a suede look; a little dab of the More Mustard ink pad gave it some additional color. I couldn’t help adding that little leaf from the set!
I also used the RetroSketches sketch #27:
I hope this seasonal challenge will help you segue from summer to fall! Play along with your leaves or tree creation over at the Paper Players blog---we can’t wait to see what you come up with!