Autumn Porch - An Unlikely Pairing

These 2 stamp sets were an "unlikely pairing", however when they met they made a beautiful fall porch ready for relaxing on a warm autumn afternoon! 
(Actually 3 stamp set were used) - Can you pick which ones?

This beautiful fall card started with a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Basic White cardstock.
I stamped several sections of the floorboard stamp from the Lazy Days stamp set
 in Soft Suede ink onto the bottom of the layer. Then used a blending brush with
 some Soft Suede ( you would have to use Pecan Pie now ) to add a little blended
 color onto the boards.

I stamped a tree from the Pick of the Patch stamp set and a few of the falling leaves. For the falling leaves I used a sponge dauber to add daffodil delight, pumpkin pie and real red to the stamp to get a variegated color for the leaves.
Also from Pick of the Patch, I stamped 3 pumpkins using the sponge dauber method in shades of Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie, 3 stems in Soft Suede (I know we don't have that color anymore but it still needs to be used). 
Assemble the pumpkins.

Using Crumb Cake cardstock and the Dies included with the Lazy Days Bundle I cut out the porch rail, the top decorative section and a post. I blended some Soft Suede Ink onto these pieces to give them a little character and shading.
I also stamped a rocking chair in ( you guessed it ) Soft Suede ink and added some blending to it as well. Then die cut it. 
I cut to of the hanging leaf die cuts from the same die set, then used the ink remaining on the sponge daubers from stamping the first leaves to blend color into the leaves at different points to achieve the variegated colors. 

From the Sweet Songbird Stamp set, I stamped the little wooden sign and then stamped the "welcome" from the same stamp set onto it to create a cute porch sign to decorate the pumpkin with. 

I blended a tiny bit of Boho Blue ( very lightly ) to the sky area on the Basic White Layer just to give it a little color.  

I glued all of the porch pieces in place as pictured on the card front.  Trim off any excess pieces from the backside of the layer.  Glue in place the hanging leaf strips.
Glue the taller pumpkin to the bottom right corner of the card. Using dimensionals attach the medium sized pumpkin just over top the first pumpkin. 

On the other side of the card using a dimensional place the welcome sign, and the last pumpkin sitting just to the side of the sign. 

Lastly attach the rocking chair to sit just to the edge of the 2 pumpkins using dimensionals. 

Now brew a cup of tea and have a seat on this beautiful autumn porch... just kidding -  
The last thing I did with this card was to create a gold splatter for the background for some added interest to the background.

I squeezed a tiny tab of Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint onto  a stamping block, added a few drops of water, stirred it all up with a small paint brush ( the one that looks like the fan will do just great but use what you have ).  
Tap the brush over the area you would like to spackle holding the brush a few inches from the background layer.  
** Just a note - use some scrap copy paper underneath this project cuz 
splatter goes everywhere!!! 
Let the back ground dry before matting it onto a piece of cardstock cut at
 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Then onto a card base of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Scored @4 1/4. 

I added a few fall gems randomly on the card front. 

Beautiful card! You can see how pulling from all of your stamp sets and using
 your imagination can give you incredible card ideas. 
Never be afraid to mix and match pieces from different stamp sets and bundles. 

I hope you enjoyed this card and that it has given you some creative inspiration...

Happy Crafting...