This week's theme was to use Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy with one Neutral (I picked Early Espresso). I have to admit that I immediately I got nervous...really nervous. Where to begin? The colors seemed fallish I guess. I tried a scrap page. Did not like it at all. Then it hit me!
September 30th is a special day for my family and a great reason for me to make a small gift for two very special people in my life. Today is my parents' 44th wedding anniversary! and I had the perfect gift for them. I had seen this idea of special family dates on Pinterest (did you go look at that yet?) and knew I could make one for them on MDS! (I had already planned to make one for me!) The top dates are their birthdays and the bottom are my brother and mine. Not really the ACTUAL dates seen here but the Anniversary date is! I played around several times with the colors of the challenge given and settled on this. The designer series paper is Autumn Spice - Patterns 1 and 4. The numbers are from the Sweet Details Alpha and Numbers download. I printed it out as a 8x10 on Whisper White cardstock at the best quality ink.
I bought a beautiful dark wood frame from Walmart for just $10.00. Then I took my Leaves #2 die cut and cut two leaves- one in So Saffron and other in Cajun Craze. The latter is embossed with the new Snow Burst Embossing Folder. Then a 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Early Espresso was added with a glue dot. They are attached to the frame with dimensionals.
Next I needed a matching card for them. I found a template of a 4.25x5.5" card and made my own modifications to fit my colors and celebration. I printed all four side of the card on my printer. Added them to a 4.25x5.5 Early Espresso card and finished off with real Early Espresso Baker's Twine. Never have made a card like this before but it is a good way to cover a darker card base.