Friday, October 28, 2011

Autumn Camus #1

Paper Makeup recently offered a Wordart freebie with a lovely quote by Albert Camus: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." A sentiment so nice, I used it thrice! (Thank you Paper Makeup!) I'll be posting the other two soon.

This was the first card I made; I really wanted to make a vase with leaves in it, so I cut a vase with my Cricut using the Walk In My Garden cartridge, and added some stamped & colored leaves.I wasn't working with a set color theme, but the main images are on kraft paper, and the off-white background is a leaf-embossed cardstock.

The window element was actually an afterthought... it seemed like a nice way to set the scene, and it gave me a chance to incorporate the cute carved tree digi stamp by SJ's Little Musings (see more photos below).

I cut the window frame on the Cricut, but everything else was done with punches.

I'm entering this card into the Forever Autumn Oldie But Goodie Challenge as well as the Fall challenge at Celebrate the Occasion. One of the requirements at the Oldie bu Goodie Challenge is to use a stamp older than 6 months... I've had the tree digi stamp about 8 months, and the leaf stamps are years old!

That's my not-so-mini schnauzer Allen in the photo above. Here's the card closed:
And the inside:

Hope everyone is doing well. The weather is acting up all over the world it seems; sending you all warm, dry, and safe wishes!


Laurie said...

I really love all the details to this card, is simply gorgeous!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Monica said...

Hi there,

I agree such a sweet sentiment... I love your window cards as well.

xxx Monica

Helen said...

this is a very unique card! I love the opening window. You create such unique card, cg.

DesignerDiva said...

Super card the window is a fabulous idea!

Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie and good luck with the challenge
I have some candy running if your interested

girlia said...

Love this card! Love the scene through the window.

Francesca said...

Great creation,

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE Challenge and good luck!


Dilsaver Designs said...

What a wonderful window scene, great Fall card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

sara said...

great card love the little window very clever thank you so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
hugs sara x

Melissa said...

Cute window card, nicely done, thanks for joining CTO!

Esther said...

Lovely card!
The window is so cute with your pretty autumn tree peeking through!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!