Monday, October 13, 2014

It is really FALL

We went on a gimmick rally this weekend.  Have you ever been on one?  You need a driver, (hubby) and a navigator, (me).  Then you need a group of people all doing the same thing, for the competition, as it is all in fun.  The group provided a map of the route and the 6 pages of pictures of things to look for and spot on the route.  We got 25 out of the 36. Not as easy as you think to do, as there is a lot of yelling in the car, maps on your lap and pictures to look at all the while telling the driver where to go.  Boy would I have like to tell the driver where to go!  Lol  All in fun , and yes we are still loving each other.  But along the way, you get to see some beautiful sites and colors.  That is what inspired me to make this card yesterday. 

I am entering this card in these challenges today.    
Mod Squad challenge blog - Tag it! 
JUGS - #262n Trend Challenge   Ombre
Seize the Birthday - anything goes - no toppings

Here is the recipe for this card. 

GKD  Card stock in Charcoal Brown, Pure White
GKD stamp kit, The Simple Things, A Year of Leaves, and Birthday greetings
Distressed Inks, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, and Rusty Hinge
3D Stamp Paint in Copper
Green Rafia ribbon and Gold embossing Powder
Embossing folder, Moutain Meadow

I did the ombre effect on the white panel and stamped the brick panel onto the tag.  The leaves are cut with my cameo and after coloring, I used the copper 3D paint.  I wish you could see the sparkle.  Birthday Wishes sentiment is embossed with gold powder and the whole tag is placed into the ombre panel.

Thanks for stopping by and if you leave a comment, as always, it is appreciated.


  1. It sounds like a fun thing to do and I love the card that resulted from the inspiration too!

  2. That sounds like an interesting car ride!!! I absolutely love your tag with the brick background, the acorn, and raffia bow! (I LOVE raffia!!) Your leaves with the 3D stamp paint are awesome as well! I just picked up a few jars in different colors at a scrapbook expo I went to last month. I was inspired to try it after seeing your Pink Celebration card, and these leaves are making me want to play with it some more!! Well done!

  3. Your adventure sounds like a lot of fun. Someone had to do a lot of planning to make it a successful day. Love your card. The leaves fit so well with the brick background. Love the copper ed paint.on the leaves and your pretty green bow.

  4. That gimmick rally sounds like a lot of fun! Your card is stunning! I love that background and gorgeous leaves and the brick wall blends so well with all the rest. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  5. Well, what a fun day you must have had! I love days like that. Your card is stunning! I love the beautiful greens in your ombre effect. The leaves look like metal. Can't believe they are paper. Nice job! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls and Seize the Birthday!

  6. Love, love, love it, as usual. Honestly, I just really like your style. I don't know how you do it - but there's just something about how you put a card together. SERIOUSLY!!! Love your colors here, and how you have created the leaves. Great texture too. And that game sounds like so much fun - kinda like a scavenger hunt.

  7. Oh what a super card, the brick wall looks awesome and those leaves, FANTASTIC! Oh the car drive from hell, have been on a few of them during this 26 year marriage lol Driving to Marietta Georgia from Nashville TN, he assured me driving through the Smoky Mountans would be FUN....I recall a lot of 'slow downs' and 'shut ups' along the way! hahaha

  8. Very pretty. Love the background and pretty leaves. They do look like metal. Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.

  9. That sounds so fun! I have never heard of anything like it...good thing hubby and you are still card too Barb. Love that background and those gorgeous leaves! Thanks for hanging out with us again at JUGS~

  10. You linked up at STB too....I appreciate it! :)

  11. Just soo gorgeous! LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with us in the Mod Squad challenge!!

  12. Lovely leaves against your awesome bg - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!