The other day my husband posed a great question, one that is quite thought-provoking and quite FRUSTRATING. He wondered why we get winter weather six weeks before winter actually begins, while we never get an early spring. Winter just continues to linger. Hmmm. The best answer that I could come up with was "Wisconsin?"
With that said, as long as a few leaves are lingering here and there in our neighborhood -- not many though! -- I thought I'd share with you one more autumn leaf card.
A very simple card, I think it provides exactly what the occasion calls for. Sending Prayers. As simple as that.
To color my single maple leaf, stamped from the beautiful Colorful Seasons set (page 56), I chose a selection of autumn-flavored Stampin' Blends. Although I really must admit that I've never actually seen a true purple leaf. Oh well. It works.
After I colored in my leaf, I used the coordinating die from the Seasonal Layers dies on page 195. I also cut from Early Espresso paper the bare branch from the same set of dies.
Since Old Olive was one of the colors I used in my leaf, I matted part of the card in the same color cardstock. I do like the way the leaf falls outside the boundaries that contain the branch.
The panel that holds the branch, as well as the leaf were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, giving the card a modest amount of dimension.
I don't mind making sympathy cards; I just mind needing to send them out.
If you're in the Midwest as we are, I hope you are experiencing fall weather instead of all the snow some of us are already enduring. Take care.