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Sep 20, 2009

CIC25 A Touch of Autumn and a Sketch Challenge

The nights are getting cooler and there's a bit of a "bite" in the air and just a few of the trees are showing signs of Autumn but it's just around the corner. Autumn is my favorite season so when I saw this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge photo I just knew what my inspiration for my card was going to be.
I combined it with a sketch Challenge over on 2Sketches4You - I'm probably too late to be in the running for the Prize from Flourishes but I liked the sketch so I'm going to post it anyway.

The inspiration cupcakes have such beautiful colors and of course leaves and acorns. I wanted my card to reflect the beauty of these wonderful colors. I started with one of my favorite retired SU sets, (Country Pleasures) and embossed the image with Black Detail EP and then watercolored it using Ink Pads and an Aqua Painter. I layered that to a distressed piece of More Mustard cs. My papers are from KI Memories (Tree pattern) and DCWV (Indian Summer collection).
The sentiment is from (Creative Cousins). The ribbon is KI Memories and I also used 3 Sprinkles from (AnnaBelle Stamps).

If you have any questions how this card was made feel free to email me.


  1. This is so pretty Ida...such a great image!

  2. LOVE that image and the colors you used! Great watercoloring! Thanks for playing!

  3. Fabulous Fall card! Love that country image and your coloring is just wonderful!! Cute layout too!

  4. Thanks for the comment and what an awesome card!!! I love that image and wonder if I still have that set.

  5. I love fall too, Ida! I think it is a very beautiful season! Your card is gorgeous! I love this stamp! It really gives a very nice feel of this season... Really like the DP, it looks so good with the design of the card!

  6. VERY sweet card, Ida! Love that paper and image, and that sentiment is fabulous! Great design! Glad you played along again!

  7. What a gorgeous card Ida! Love the image and your coloring is just superb!

    (-: Heidi