I went a little overboard, and ended up with 8 cards, but am only posting my two that meet her challenge guidelines. Her packet of fun stuff included: Some Japanese Maple leaves from her own tree, they were coated with glossy accents and had some gold flecks added. They are fabulous. She also included several items from Hero Arts, Concord and 9th, PTI and some fabulous copper paper from Neenah. There were embossed stamped words, die cuts, gems, and enamel dots.
Here it is mostly spread out, the Japanese Maple Leaves aren't in the photograph, but I have one on a card.
My Challenge from Betty, make one Halloween card and one Fall or Thanksgiving card.
I've always wanted to try an inked sunset kind of sky and I chose that for my Halloween card. I used distress inks in 4 shades. The bats are left overs from a die cut a few years ago. I put all my seasonal die cuts in an old Stampin Up clam shell so they don't get tossed out in a fit of cleaning. I stacked Betty's die-cuts 3 deep and they make a nice sturdy sentiment. I used a cream colored card-base instead of white.
My second card is for the Fall/Thanksgiving portion of the challenge. Betty sent me a wonderful selection of vellum a while back and I have been saving it. I brought it out for this card, and those gorgeous leaves.
It is adorned with one of Betty's fabulous Japanese Maple leaves, and the interior of the card is one of the patterned papers, a soft red-ish pinky coppery conglomeration of colors. It looks so fabulous behind this cloudy patterned vellum. This is my favorite card of the bunch!
So if you have come here from Betty's Blog, thanks so much for taking a peek. If you have come here first, please head over to Betty's Blog to see her fabulous cards.
This was so much fun, we're doing it again in November; I'll be putting some things together for Betty.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by.