I can hardly believe it is November and time for another CSS blog hop! Where does time go?? The holidays are nearly upon us, and I am in no way ready yet!
I hope our hop today will inspire you to make some cards for the fall holidays. You should have come here from Karen's blog, which is always filled with inspiration. If you didn't, you can go back to Stamp TV and start at the beginning of the hop.
Our hop this time is based on these inspiration photos.
Aren't they lovely? Definitely very fall/thanksgiving oriented but not traditional colors. I was inspired to make these two cards based on the colors, pumpkins, and overall fall theme of the photos.
This one is very CAS, which isn't my usual style, but I was inspired by the photos to do something very clean. The base is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury base weight ivory that I scored along the sides and top and bottom. I used a layer of Pure Luxury Good as Gold and stamped the pumpkins on a piece of Pure Luxury layering weight ivory, which I also scored as a way to emphasize the greeting. The pumpkins and greeting are from the Gina K Designs set called So Grateful by Rupa Shevda. I stamped the pumpkins and the little flourish with versa mark and embossed them in gold (the flourish is from the GKD set Seasonal Labels). I colored the pumpkins a bit with Copics and that was it. Quick and easy, but I really like the way it turned out.
This card used stamps from several Gina K Designs sets: The basket is from Holiday Basket by Melanie Muenchinger; the pumpkins are from Heartfelt by Theresa Momber; and the leaves and acorns are from A Year of Borders by Melanie (I cut it apart to make it fit the basket and to go on top of the pumpkins. The base is GKD Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate with a layer of Pure Luxury Ivory on top that was embossed with the Cuttlebug folder "Grace's Frame." I colored everything with Copics and popped the basket and contents up with pop dots. The greeting is from the GKD set, "Autumn Beauty."
I hope you have been inspired by the photos and/or the cards. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (November 13) we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K Designs stamps. Hop along now to see what Linda has waiting for you; I'm sure it will be beautiful!