What do you love about Autumn? For me it's the golden afternoon light and the quick snap cold of night; to me, autumn is like a haiku-- arresting in its brevity, abundant and emptying, a yearning for the long days, and a leaning in toward acceptance-- autumn is paradox, all. And as a writer, it may be the most inspired season, if not necessarily my favorite.
For this month's card, I was merely guided by instinct, without a plan, so it was a lovely surprise to see what developed. Concord and 9th's Lace Leaf took center stage, stamped in Distress Oxide inks and Intense Black, then layered with vellum.
The sentiment from the same set was stamped in copper and heat embossed on the vellum cut from Gina Marie's Cross-stitch rectangle die. This copper embossing may have just rocked my world. I never really thought much about using copper in my work; however, I am designing the table numbers and seating charts for my brother's upcoming wedding, and the featured colors are copper, navy and burgundy, so I have been working with it quite a bit, which really is perfect for autumn as it calls to mind that afternoon light I love so much.
Both the inside and the wrapper feature copper as well.
I'll leave you with a poem by one of my favorites. Wishing you an inspired season!
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