Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CTS289 Woodsy Thanks

Hello peeps!  Today's card uses the CAS(E) this Sketch sketch:

What a cute little retro sketch!  I wanted to make a masculine thank you card for a friend who made me a cornhole game!  Do you know what cornhole is?  You can read about it here. It's basically a big bean bag game!  Everywhere I go, people play and I can't participate because I can never get any practice in, so I finally got someone to make me one! (You know how unsports-minded I am...but I CAN play cornhole!)   Now I just need to finish it--paint or stain--and make my beanbags and I'm good to go!  Cards in Envy also has a Feels Like Fall challenge, so here's my take on both:

Normally I would not use Early Espresso as a card base, but after trying several colors, it seemed to be the best to bring out my pretty leaves from Rooted in Nature. After stamping, I diecut them with the Nature's Roots framelits.  I also heat-embossed a sentiment from the retired Watercolor Wishes:

The lineup of trees from Winter Woods worked well for the vertical images on the smaller panel;  I stamped these in Soft Suede and repositioned them on the Crumb Cake panel and stamped again without reinking.  I love the depth it created!  

I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside on which to write my note, and added some more leaves to embellish it:

Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy sent me this picture the other day while she and Mommy were taking a walk; I guess she liked the clouds at sunset!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Rooted in Nature, Winter Woods, Watercolor Wishes (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
 Ink Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, White Craft
Accessories Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Nature's Roots Framelits, Heat Tool, Corner Rounder Punch (ret), Sponge Dauber


Aimeslee W. said...

Love how you made a window out of that focal element! You chose the right colors, it all looks so autumn-y. xoxo

Kampin' Karen said...

Your card is fantabulous! The trees in their perfect setting look so real. It's almost like I'm looking at a sepia photograph. Beautiful work and Cassidy captured a beautiful work of art by our Great God!

Bonnie said...

What a great take on this sketch, LeAnne! I love the contrast of the dark card base and colored leaves!

Wendy said...

So pretty! This card is every bit of Fall and beautiful wrapped into one! Love the colors and your leaves are spectacular! And your trees from the Winter Woods just make this card complete! Love, love, love! Great card, LeAnne! :)

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, the trees are a terrific take on this sketch! Wonderful card LeAnne!

Nancy Frustaci said...

Stunning card, I love the lay out and the vibrant colours of the leaves
Thank you for sharing with us over at Cards In Envy