Happy Friday, Friends! Today I have a gift set to share that I made for my father’s birthday last week using Authentique’s pretty fall collection, Nestled.
I know what you’re thinking. Candy corn, right? People have rather strong opinions about it, it seems. You either hate it, or you love it. My dad and I….. well we happen to love it. And since his birthday falls one day before National Candy Corn day on October 30th, I thought it would be the perfect treat to slip into his package.
I really love the prints in this Nestled collection. So perfect for a fall birthday, and really great for a masculine design, too. I added in lots of black to make everything pop, and kept my design simple, with rustic touches. The leaves are from a pair of old wood-mount stamps. I colored the stamps with Distress markers, stamped them onto watercolor paper, and then blurred the images a bit with a wet paintbrush. A coat of Distress Crackle Paint gives them some extra interest and shine.
I used lots of stamps and dies to complete my set, from Papertrey Ink and My Creative Time. I do love how it turned out. And I’m proud to say I did manage to keep my mitts out of the candy corn, too! 😀
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!