I consider myself a clean and layered stamper. I love lots of open space, usually white, with a detailed grouping of stamps and dies in one small area. That's my favorite thing to do. However, when autumn comes around, suddenly I embrace patterns and colors. I've spent way too much time thinking about why I change - and I think it makes sense. Winter is white/gray and pristine. Spring is soft and fresh. Summer is bright and sunny. But fall is a riot of colors and falling, blowing leaves. So my card for today may not completely embrace "fresh" but I think it is fairly "clean-lined"!!
The die is from the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club - October. Every month, I see people creating with their monthly dies and I love them - I just never got around to signing up. But when I saw this fall acorn, I signed up immediately. I've seen samples where it stands alone on a truly CAS card; it has enough detail to do that with gorgeous results. But the other part of fall that I love is curling up in warm, comfy quilts so I added that too with the patterned paper!
I hope to see you playing along with this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and be sure to head over to the blog for more inspiration.
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp You Got This
Dies: Spellbinder October Small Die of the Month Club, Taylored Expressions Double-Ended Banners (cut down a bit)
Patterned Paper: a scrap from Simple Stories
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Stampin' Up Baja Breeze and More Mustard, My Favorite Things Primitive White
Ribbon: Stampin' Up More Mustard Scallop Dots