Fall is actually my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler temperatures, the crunch of the fall leaves, and the feeling of change in the air! Today's post, however, has a summer-inspired theme.
This past weekend was my 27th wedding anniversary, and my husband took me to Monterey for the weekend. The weather was actually rather unusual for Monterey! We had three days in a row where it was TOTALLY sunny (not a cloud in the sky, and no fog!), 77 degrees, and there was no wind! Those conditions are unusual for any time of the year in Monterey, but for October, that is really unusual! It truly felt like the return of summer!
It was a perfect weekend, spent in one of my favorite places and with my favorite person on earth! Who could ask for more? We spent one day hiking Point Lobos, which is truly a spectacular place! When we got to the furthest point out along the coast, we sat with our binoculars and watched pods of whales pass by. At one point, a young whale calf spent at least 5 minutes slapping its tail against the surface of the water. It was quite an amazing site, and we felt privileged to have seen it!
After this warm and wonderful weekend, I was in the mood for summer all over again! Because of this, I decided to share this "summery" card.
This is actually a "stepper" card. The above picture shows it totally closed.
These next three photos show the opened card from various angles.
I made this card using the Jar of Love Bundle. The colors of ink I used for the flowers were so saffron, calypso coral and wisteria wonder. To get the various shades, I "stamped off" onto scrap paper before stamping the base layer of the flower, and then stamped full strength for the detailed portion. The base of the card is Soft Sky, and I stamped the stems in garden green.
In the next couple of days, I will add step-by-step instructions for creating the "steps" (and yes, that pun was intended). I adhered some of the flowers to the back of the jar and some to the first "step" to give depth and dimension to my jar of flowers. I adhered the card stock layer with the saying to the last "step".
Be sure to come back for more detailed instructions on putting this card together.