Thursday, June 28, 2012

Retro Nuts

 I've made it back home after running for the hills when I saw last week's Retro Sketch LOL!  Yes....I'm a wimp...grin :)   However, this week's sketch is much more up my alley and I had fun making this card.

In my attempt to yet again break away from my flower and butterfly rut, I pulled out PTI's Autumn Acorn set.  Love the various shapes and sizes of the acorns as well as the different tops you can put on them.  Needless to say, I chose the polka dotted tops ;)  Leaves gave me a bit of grief as I wasn't sure how to place them so after some fussing, what you see is what you get LOL!   Tim Holtz's woodgrain embossing folder provided a "tree" for the acorns and I cased the button placement from one of the DT's card samples.

Just love working with these colours and am already getting giddy about using my beloved PTI maple leaf die come Fall :)  Mind you, with the weather we've been having the past few months, it could definitely be Fall now -ugh!!  Come on summer!!

Thanks for popping in today - your company is always appreciated :)


What's In It?
Stamps: Autumn Acorns
Paper: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Kraft
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, Mellow Moss
Accessories:  Autumn Acorn Die Set (PTI), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), Scalloped Border Punch (SU), Corner Rounder, Button, Half Pearls, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


Danni said...

Wow!! What an awesome card! Love the texture of the woodgrain along with those fun acorns!! Great job!

Joyce said...

What a cute card. I love how you pulled out the acorns. I haven't seen acorns in months, and I love the polka dotted tops, too.

Viv said...

I'm nuts about tgis card too Marisa!
Fabulous 'tree' you made and the acorns are so cute! xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great Autumn card!

Deanna Jean said...

I know what you mean about last weeks sketch..way too much for me. But this weeks was great and I love what you did with it. I will have to CASE this one for sure. My dad has this thing for acorns so this would be perfect for him.

Jackie Rockwell said...

LOVE those warm Fall colors Marisa! The embossed woodgrain panel looks fantastic. Great card!!! So glad you played this week's RetroSketch challenge!

Benzi said...

Oh, how cute are those acorns with the dotted tops. I love your card and it kind of cools me off from those 100 and over temps we're having.

I'm wishing you warm days and a great weekend.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOL Your title had me laughing with the Retro. Foodnetworks next star one of the girls says retro, rad all the time. ha
Anyways.... Cute acrons, nice fall card.

Betty Wright said...

This is just too cute! The sentiment made me smile! Great card, Marisa!