Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall Birthday Greetings

Not sure about you all, but my family and friends sure have a LOT of October and November birthdays.


Count back nine months, and that might explain it. Winter gets long sometimes, and just as spring starts to, well, spring, so do other things.

Lo! where the rosy-bosom'd Hours, 
Fair Venus' train appear, 
Disclose the long-expecting flowers, 
And wake the purple year! 

The English major in me would like to dwell on the symbolism and imagery of this quaint passage from Thomas Gray's "Ode on the Spring," but perhaps not. The current political climate here in the United States makes all that innocent springing seem tawdry and vulgar. We are much fallen since Thomas Gray's 18th century.

Or perhaps it just seems so.

Anyway, I found myself needing to make a few extra birthday cards, on account of all the birthdays, and decided to play around with a Kaleidacolor ink pad and Gina K's lovely set called Sun-Kissed Autumn. The outline images in that set make me so very happy, and here's proof that outline images don't have to be colored in. No, sirree. They sure don't.

Awww, isn't that pretty? The spectrum of fall colors, highlighted by the matching, very tiny bling, says autumn in a light and airy way...which mimics how I feel about autumn. It's my favorite season. We get to celebrate the fruits of the year. Like apple fritters and pumpkin spice lattes.

*happy sigh*

Happy fall, y'all.

stamps: Gina K Sun-Kissed Autumn, Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental
ink: Kaleidacolor
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: rhinestones, dimensionals, scallop scissors (to round the corners of both panels for a more finished look)


  1. You are so right a these outline images don't need to be colored. They are very striking in the Kaleidacolor ink - very cool design decision.

  2. Beautifully done!!! :) I'm learning...

  3. I have many more September birthdays, which always made me ponder what the new year resolutions must have been. This is a lovely card. The fall colored Kaleidacolor pads have always been my favorite.


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