This card could be used for either an autumn birthday card or as a Thanksgiving card. I will enter it in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #144, to use More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso (grafic below). I will also enter it in "The Craft's Meow' October Sketch challenge (sketch below).
It took me awhile to get this card to come together the way I wanted. The tree is a single clear stamp-I think it's Inkadinkadoo-with leaves. I colored it with Copics first, then applied Forrest Moss Distress ink with a stipple brush for the ground. I used Memento London fog sponged over a torn piece of paper for the sky. It looks a lot like the sky outside my window this morning! I tried to figure out how to add some 'fallen' leaves to the pic by stamping them. Didn't work-had to start all over again! So, got to the 'adding fallen leaves' part again-wondered what to do. Then it hit me-use your Autumn Flower Soft! So I added it to the tree and as fallen leaves in the air and on the ground. LOVE IT! I added a couple birds in the air (Sweet 'n Sassy Serene Silhouettes) and cut it out with Spellbinders Labels One and backed it with rust cardstock cut with Spellbinders Fancy Labels 1. For the border strip I cut out ivory CS with a Fiskars border punch, then sponged Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink over it-looks like leather! The background stripe paper is a scrap from an old DCWV Autumn/Christmas pack. The orange strip is from K&Co. I used the sentiment from Verve 'Autumn Splendor' set, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on ivory CS and cut out with Spellbinders Fancy Framed tags 2 and sponged Rusty Hinge Distress ink over it while it was still in the die, mounted it with foam dots and added gold nail-heads.