Now, I will be the first to admit, that ANY color combo with Cajun Craze tends to scare me a little. I don't really know WHY but that color and I just tend to disagree with each other. It's not quite orange, it's kind of rusty...I just never seem to reach for this color. So, this was a bit of a challenge for me, indeed. I also couldn't figure out how to sneak that Pool Party in with all of these rich autumn colors. Gah! After deciding on the Day of Gratitude stamp set, I thought I would add the color as a shadow around the "falling" leaves. It didn't seem like quite enough, so I decided to tie it in with another layer. You can never have TOO many layers, right?
I unearthed some (ret.) Autumn Spice DSP for this one and updated it with the Houndstooth embossing folder for added texture. It's a fairly clean card, but those leaves are so pretty on their own, I didn't want them to get lost in an overly "busy" card. I added a pop of pearls and some ribbon to finish it off.
Hop on over to Our Creative Corner to see what the rest of the Design Team has created with this cool color combo. They really created some GREAT projects this week, as always. (...because they are awesome!) We sure hope you will play along with us. We can't wait to see what you do with the colors!
Thanks SO much for visiting! Have a very HAPPY day today! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Paper: Autumn Spice DSP (ret.), Cajun Craze, Chocolate c/hip, Pool Party, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Classic ink
Accessories: 1- 1/4" Square punch, 1- 3/8" Square punch, Small Oval punch (ret.), Large Oval punch, Houndstooth Embossing folder, Pool Party Stampin' Write /marker, Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dot ribbon, Stamping Sponges (around the embossed DSP), Stampin' Dimensinals and basic Pearls