Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Card Concept: Harvest Adventures

There’s a new inspiration challenge at The Card Concept and the theme is Harvest Adventures. My Clean and Layered card was inspired by the classic look of the photo, the pumpkins and the gorgeous fall colors.

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I'm quite literal when it comes to inspiration sketches but I didn't have a pickup truck (even though there are some fabulous options out there right now - both stamps and dies!)  I actually thought it would be a great excuse to do some shopping but I kept thinking of this wagon. It's not a pickup truck but I think it has exactly the same look and style as the photo. 

I stamped and colored it and then I re-stamped it with Versamark to copper emboss it.  Here's a better picture with the copper.

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I was definitely inspired by the colors both in the wagon and in the brushed background. Using a stencil, I brushed on some gray at the base for the road, then some oranges, yellows and even a little green for the trees in the background.

I hope to see you playing along with us at The Card Concept.


Stamps: Penny Black Wagonful + die, Autumn is Calling

Ink: Taylored Expressions Mushroom, Candy Corn, Lemon Meringue, Granny Smith

Other: Taylored Expressions Making Stencils Frayed Edge, Picket Leaves Autumn Leaves gems


  1. Oh my, what a perfect card for our inspiration photo! Kim, this wagon is adorable and I absolutely love your colors, the simplistic elegance and that fabulous wagon!! Hugs and thanks for inspiring all of us, sweet friend!

  2. Adorable! I love the touches of copper, and that inked background is fabulous.

  3. So beautiful and I love the wonderful take on the inspiration photo. Beautiful colors!

  4. Kim, I had one of those giant Radio Flyer wagons when I was a little - your choice to use a wagon brought loads of memories back to me today! I think it is perfect, and perfectly wonder-Fall!

  5. What a lovely card, Kim. I like your deckle edge background, too! I always love to read your blog!

  6. This is so perfectly fall! Love the wagon of pumpkins!

  7. Love the loose watercolored frame and that gorgeous wagon full of perfects with the rich colors and gold embossing are perfect!

  8. Kim, this wagon load of pumpkins is such a brilliant take on the inspiration photo! I love the great colors and your clever idea!
    Take Care,

  9. I am glad you resisted using a truck because we would have missed this AWESOMEly sweet creation! Love the stamping over your pumpkins in copper! What a great idea, and I love the stenciled background too!


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