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.

12 comments:

  1. This is so cute. I love how you did the hay. I'm going to have to "borrow" that idea (lol). I have the cart, guess I'll have to get it out. Thanks for sharing.

    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  2. I agree this is just way too cute and summer is going way too fast. I don't have this cart, but this scarecrow is making a sale! TFS

    Sue

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  3. This is really cute! Love the papers you used

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  4. Love the card. The patterns and colors are great together.

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  5. I love this scarecrow...especially all the extra details like the hay and the doodling. We had a HOT summer here in New England...but fall was in the air over the weekend...it's coming!! TFS!

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  6. Great card...loved the scarecrow hair...I think I need that cartridge but I swore that I was not going to buy another one anytime soon...

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  7. That is a really amazing card! The detail is totally fantastic!

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  8. Ive been thinking about buying this cart for a while, but I think I will now that I saw your card!! I love it and I love the embellishment that you made!

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  9. Love this! I will also need to "borrow" this idea. i am also living in the south, and from WI... I too miss "real fall". Sigh! thanks for the amazing ideas! I will follow your blog, please feel free to check out my first ever blog too! Thanks again!
    Melissa Jean
    http://www.allwithamanicure.blogspot.com/

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