Oh how we love pumpkin season.
You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right?
Winter, Spring, Summer, Pumpkin . . .
We anxiously anticipate it every year.
~ Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer, October 2010
It hit 90 F in our parts of Texas today. After a brutal Summer it seemed like a cold front. Bring on the Pumpkin. It feels like Fall.
Oh baby, I’m so ready for Fall.
And, of course, we all know not to wear white after labor day, right? I love hanging out CutCardStock.com. If you head over there, you’ll see my tips for the best non-white paper to use with Copics (when a bright white clashes with your off-white background) and a tutorial for creating envelope liners to coordinate with your cards.
Tips & Techniques
I had so much fun making this card and its envelope that I have one more little tip for you.
People who are smarter than me say a “visual triangle” on your card makes your card more appealing. The triangle creates a road map to direct your viewers’ eyes to what you want them to see the most.
My card was a little bottom heavy. So adding some enamel dots to the upper right created a visual triangle to bring the eye up just a bit and put my pumpkin girl in focus.
I love a good challenge. This card is being entered into these:
- Lisa Somerville’s Bloggers’ Challenge – Welcome Fall,
- Inspired By #89, and
- Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #193.
Here are the Copic markers I used and the rest of the ingredients.
Happy Fall, y’all!