Futtering from the Autumn Tree

Happy Friday all, I don't know about you, but that last look of the night round the challenge blogs, often leaves me burning the midnight oil. This was just the case today with Sharon's ssnotime160, Back to Nature. I am definitely in my element once the calendar hits September. Just as Emily Bronte said, " Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to me fluttering from the Autumn Tree". I love this funky font from Dawn Houser/Inkadinkadoo. Now it has been quite awhile since I've played in Pam's 365 Card challenge, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to create a flip flop card with the video tutorial over in the resource center atSplitcoastStampers.

It was easy to reach for Basic Grey's Indian Summer 6x6 pad. I used the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch to dry emboss the front panel. The bit of chenille trim is wrapped at the top with a vintage lucite/rhinestone button. For the 'swing' sentiment panel I put 7 Gypsies black music paper behind.

For the back, I chose a wonderful rake image from Portifolio, inked with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap and colored with a silver gel pen and Copics. The small punched leaves are from a HY-Glo 6in1 punch. I used more of the BG Indian Summer.

...and do you do your best creating in the wee hours of the morning or the opposite? Have a wonderful weekend, I hope it is perfect leaf crunching weather!


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a great earthy creation and wonderful selection of paper and sentiment!!! So glad you could play the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!

~amy~ said...

What a wonderful fall flip flop card...fall flip flop...say that 5 times really fast:) The paper is perfect with the quote and I love the addition of the fiber and OH SO COOL button! Happy Friday my friend!

Cook22 said...

I think your card has perfectly captured the weather here - the leaves are starting to fall, and it's been quite dry so they are crispy and crunchy. We are supposed to have an Indian summer weekend, so maybe we'll get a trip to the park in to enjoy the trees.
Morning is my best creative time - on the days I'm not at work. Burning the midnight oil doesn't help my creativity at all!
Have a blessed weekend.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

What a gorgeous card, so textured. Hope you have someone really special in mind for this one, it is a beauty.

Pam said...

This is a beautiful card, and well done on the "flip flop" part!