Hi Crafty Friends! This month I made a card for Altenew’s Inspiration Challenge for September. This month is a fall inspired card. So I reached for the embossing folder from the Always Sunshine Craft Your Life Kit. I love the colors for this month’s challenge as they are from the color families that I reach for all the time.

Supplies for this card:

Fall is my favorite season. I love the beautiful colors nature presents us and I love how well they shine here on this card. This card really showcases ink blending and how it can add so much dimension.

  • I then lightly blended some Parrot Ink around the embossed image so it wasn’t such a contrast against the pure white cardstock.
  • I trimmed this panel down to 4×5.25 inches before adding some black splatters with Jet Black Ink Spray. I then splattered some Coral Bliss ink on the card panel as well. I use an acrylic block and a paint brush to splatter my ink. I kept the ink mostly toward the top portion of the panel.
  • While my background panel was drying, I ink blended a scrap piece of Blush Cardstock with Pink Pearl and Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink to create an ombre look.
  • I then used my Mini Blossom and the Hello from the Seasonal Blooms Kit. I cut one from the ombre piece of cardstock then 2 more from plain pink cardstock. I layered these together with liquid adhesive.
  • I did a little direct to paper with the Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink pad and my background panel. I ran the pad around the edge of the panel and slightly in about a quarter of an inch in places. I just like the added interest this gives but it is a bit hard to see in the photos.
  • I stamped my sub sentiment in Obsidian Black Ink under where Imy sentiment will be adhered.
  • The ombre sentiment was adhered to the panel.
  • The panel was adhered to a piece of Blush Cardstock with fun foam and then to a top folding heavy weight card base.
  • For the finishing touch I added several White Satin Sequins.

I love how this cards screams fall but still has so much pink in it. Pink is abundant in the fall foliage and I love how it turned out on this card. I hope you check out the September Inspiration Challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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