autumn leaves

I guess fall is kicking in.  The craft stores have had fall/winter items in their stores since July, so we better get going on all those holiday craft items!  It is still summer here – hot and humid and today we are getting much needed  rain from Tropical Storm Lee.

Here is my fall card – for today’s inspiration challenge at SCS.

I used a stamp from SU’s Autumn Leaf Prints – probably one of their best leaf sets that I will never part with!  I colored the stamp with markers tangerine, cajun and espresso.  The sentiment is from Papertrey. 

The embossed background is folder from The Paper Studio – I am so glad other companies are getting into the embossing folder market.  It really gives us crafters much more variety.  The paper I used for the embossing is some cardstock that I have had for ages – probably 10 years now.  I purchased a ream of it at Kelly Paper in California.  It is heavy weight and has tiny blue fibers throughout it. 

The chocolate grosgrain ribbon?  A month ago I purchased a set of white washcloths from Bed Bath and Beyond and they were held together with two of these ribbon pieces.  Of course I had to save the ribbon – I knew it would be used on a card one way or another!

The base card is from SU – probably hunter or forest foliage. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I’ll be off the grid for awhile visiting family.