Hey there! Busy weekend again! Every year sometime before Christmas all of the "Payne Girls" (my daughters, teen granddaughters, and daughter-in-laws) go shopping together one Saturday. For a long time it was always after Thanksgiving, but a few years ago we started going before Thanksgiving, which actually works better for me as I can then get a better handle on my present-buying. When you are buying gifts for 25+ peeps, it takes a while to get it organized. I've figured out a good way to keep track, which involves putting Post-It Notes on gifts as I put them in my cart in the store and keeping a small notebook in my purse to keep track.
This year with Faith expecting Wesley the first of December she requested we go in October as she really didn't feel comfortable traveling over an hour from home and doctor so close to her due date, so we were glad to get to all go together on Saturday! I did get a good start on my shopping, so now if I can just keep going and get it all wrapped sooner rather than later! haha!
I realized I hadn't shared the card I made for Grace's birthday in September with you yet, so here it is!
I used the Soft Seedlings stamp set and Hello Harvest Bundle to create this fall-themed card with a birthday message.
For the front greeting I used a sentiment from Hello Harvest, stamped with Cajun Craze ink.
I used an inkpad-dragging technique to ink all of the leaves, starting by inking the leaf first with Pumpkin Pie, then dragging the edge of the Cajun Craze pad along the outside edges of the leaf. After stamping Very Vanilla with one of the leaves, I stamped the Hello Harvest pumpkin over with Cajun Craze ink, then cut with a Rustic Pumpkin die. As I added Clear Wink of Stella all over the pumpkin I found that the Wink of Stella solution slightly picked up the stamped Cajun Craze ink and moved it as I painted with the brush to give the pumpkin the all-over orange blush look! Wink of Stella also intensified the colors of the leaf.
I finished off the inside with the banner sentiment from Hello Harvest.
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