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Friday, October 2, 2015

Grateful Friendship

I finally made time for the current Time Out challenge!  It's #41.
 'Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile'

Autumn is upon us and although the daytime temps here are still in the nineties, the mornings and evenings are starting to cool down.  It really is a favourite time of the year for me and a season to enjoy the daily blessings and express our true appreciation !
For my card, I used a NBUS PTI die (Enclosed: Sun) that I cut from a linen textured ivory CS.  I sponged on SU inks in 
Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango and PTI Lemon Tart to create an ombre-ish sun representing some Fall colours.  I die cut the shape into my card front and pieced in the sun.  To secure, I made circle rings and adhered to the back of the front panel while attaching/sandwiching the thin "for your Friendship" strip (SU) to the back side as well.  
My little leaves (WPlus9 maple leaf & MS birch leaf) were created with the same ink colours.  The Grateful (SU) is stamped on the inside of the card and can be seen through the circle window.
I chose to use these ink colours to play along with the Colour Q challenge!

Because there is an Ombre-ish feel to my Fall sun, I am also sending over to the SSS Monday challenge "Ombre"

And, one more
The Fusion Challenge for the Falling Leaves bouquet.  I used the sketch, loosely and changed the square opening to a circle.

Have a wonderful start to your weekend!



  1. Yummy sponging. Looks so cool on that shape.

  2. Great design and fabulous sponging. Thanks for joining us at TO and Fusion x

  3. What a darling design, Chriss! LOve those colors and wish I had them! xx

  4. That sun is awesome, Chriss .... gorgeous blending! Always delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. So beautiful that you worked with a sun and an original design! Your sponging looks stunning! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  6. Fabulous!! Wonderful design Chriss!

  7. Fabulous card and such a great design...very clever! Thank you for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

  8. Such a beautiful card design, and I love how you inked up your sun. Thanks so much for taking Time Out to play along with us.

  9. Great card layout, something different. Thanks for joining us at Time Out

  10. What a wonderful design with the cut out center! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge! Julia xx

  11. Beautiful colors and i LOVE the inlaid sun die! Very unique! Thanks for playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge!

  12. This is such a beautiful Fall card. Love the color combo. Thank you so much for playing with us at the Fusion Card Challenge!

  13. Genius take Chris!!!! Thanks for joining at FUSION So overjoyed that you did!!!!


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