Tuesday, October 6, 2009

September Club Layout

This is the layout that we did for the September Club meeting. I used a sketch from GotSketch?. I love their sketches. Great inspiration when you need it. I love SU!'s In Colors this year but it's been a challenge for me to use the Soft Suede. I thought it would look great for a fall layout. I think it really works with the Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry.
The borders are punched with the Scallop Edge punch. I figured out while making these for this layout that it is much easier to punch the border from the 12x12 cardstock and then trim it to the width that you want it. At first I was trying to cut a strip 1" wide and then put it through the punch which worked okay but punch 1st, trim later is much easier to handle. The border is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and the single leaf from the Lovely As A Tree set.
The 'fall' title is stamped with the Schoolbook Serif Alphabet onto Crushed Curry punced with the Keytag punch. It is attached with Circle of Fire brads. I used my piercing tool to poke the holes through both pieces of cardstock to place the brads through.

Supplies: Background - Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Harvest Home, Lovely as a Tree, & Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Accessories: Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" circle, 5 petal punch, Scallop Edge, Word Window, Keytag; also Close to Cocoa & Chocolate Chip ink pad and marker, Pumpkin Pie & Ruby Red markers.