Leaves and a latte

Who doesn’t love fall? I feel like it’s the one season where everyone can find something to love, whether it’s Halloween or Thanksgiving, the crisp weather or you know – pumpkin spice everything!

This card is a nod to a few of my favorite fall things…the beautiful colored leaves, Thanksgiving and yes, pumpkin spice everything. It was truly inspired by the “Give Thanks” Sparkle Blends that was part of the New October 2020 release from Doodles Paper Playground. The colors caught my eye right away and I couldn’t wait to build a color palette off it.

There’s a lot of things I love about this card. The plaid paper is from one of my favorite paper packs from Stampin’ Up called “Plaid Tidings.” It’s become a staple in my paper stash. I love the copper embossed elements. I think they are a perfect accent to all the shimmer and shine in the Blends. And did you notice…there are no pumpkins! Even though I love pumpkins, I ended up leaving them out. I was having so much playing with the leaves, I didn’t think I needed the pumpkins. And, the turkey was the perfect accent for the cup.

Did you see I used the Sparkle Blends in 3 places? That turkey I mentioned is one. Another is in the shaker. And lastly, I handpicked and placed various elements around the cup and sentiment. I wanted a suggestion of leaves swirling in the crisp, fall air. I love when I find different ways to use the Blends, especially when they can evoke a feeling or suggestion.

I hope this card gives you a sense of all there is to love about this time of year and I hope that you go and make stuff and be happy!

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