Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Fall card for brother and sister-in-law

In spite of being very busy again this week, I took a needed rest and made an easel card for my brother Jim and his wife Marion.  They retired three years ago, bought a motor home and go visiting.  They have visited with family and lots of sightseeing - if a place looked interesting they stopped!!

They came to visit us for the last weekend in July.  We had a fantastic time!!  I haven't seen them in about 3 years.  It was so wonderful to see them and sad to see them leave.

They bike ride quite a bit, so I thought Tilda and Edwin riding their bikes would be the perfect way to say "thanks for coming to see us".

The card is very simple, but works beautifully.  I sponged the background with Stampin' Up! Pacific Point and Old Olive.  The images and tree were colored with Copics.  Edwin's shirt and Tilda's outfit were paper pieced.

In our conversations I discovered that Marion has done some stamping and was very interested in seeing my stamps and stuff.  She really liked the Magnolia stamps.

Here is the open view of the card.  The designer paper was from SU.  The jotting panel  was cut with Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles.  The ribbon from the "good ole" stash.  The fall leaf charms were from The Charm Barn.

And here is a close up of the bottom of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this card.  It was very fun to make.



Rene said...

Kathy what a pretty card! Love the falling leaves on the tree!
Rene :D

Candy said...

Hi Kathy,
What a lovely card for your brother and sister-in-law.
Using Tilda and Edwin on their bikes is perfect.
Beautiful soft background, lovely colouring and paper piecing ! Your leaves background co-odinates with the tree on the front wonderfully.
They will love your thoughtful card.
Hugs Candy

lovingrammahood said...

This is so simple but so beautiful. The old adage of less is more sure works here :) It is gorgeous!! I am a sucker for fall colors and those little leaf charms are fantastic.
thanks for sharing

Cathy Lee said...

Darling card, Kathy. Your Tilda and Edwin are adorable. And wow, that tree is sensational, I love birch trees.
Cathy Lee

Paper Tails said...

Your card is awesome! I love how you did their hair...I am sure they will treasure it.


Kelly Neis said...

How cute and very nice of you to make the card for them. I love Tilda's outfit, perfectly done. The scene is soft and pretty, your card is very nice, they will be pleased. Have fun with them.

Norma said...

Kathy, what a lovely card. This Edwin and Tilda were made for each other. Terrific job in paper piecing. Wonderful DP and matching maple leave charms.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful job of paper piecing, very sweet card
Hugs julie P

Elle said...

How perfect is this. Great use of stamps and I love the falling leaves. Very fall like.

Danielle said...

cute scene you created here Kathy, Love both these Tida and Edwin.. Very pretty paper piecing job you did. Hugs.