Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Celebrate with Flourish Scarecrow
Here in SC our weather finally cooled down a bit - the temperature finally dropped below ninety degrees and the humidity has also decreased. This is what is called early fall in the south. At this time of year I miss Michigan.... I liked the change of colors, Indian Summer, apple cider being made at the orchard.... Big sigh.... My Michigan State Spartans were playing in 60 degree weather on Saturday... I had quite the longing for "real fall." To help me through my "real fall." longings, I decided to make a fall-esque card.
I used the scare crow from Cricut's Celebrate with Flourish Lite cartridge. I did enhance the layers a bit with Copic markers - he was designed to be more of a silhouette, but I wanted more detail. I cut some beige fringe and used that as hay. His face was created using a circle punch for the face and small Peachy Keen stamps for the features. I cut a matting out using my nesties - I think this is label nine, but don't quote me on that.
I used a circle punch and a scalloped circle punch to create the pumpkin circle embellishment. The pumpkin is from one of the background papers.
I have two sets of small fall and Halloween stamps that I really like. I stamped a large greeting inside the card and I used the smaller pumpkin patch phrase stamp to embellish the corners of the card. In the end I had fun making the card, but the desire for fall is still there. And before any of you remind me, I am honest enough to admit that come January I will perfectly happy to live in SC. We get all of two or three weeks of winter.... So really the trade off is not bad.