Friday, September 23, 2022

Autumn Blessings

Hello, and welcome by.  I had a little extra time yesterday here and there throughout the day in between doing other things where I was able to step in and out of my craft room working on this card.  By early evening, I was finished; but it was too late in the day for me to photograph the card.  I waited until this morning to do that, and to finish this blog post.
Here's what I created.  I used cardstock and then patterned paper scraps to make the card base.  I also cut several scalloped border strips; one from inked paper and several from the patterned papers.  I used a Sweet 'n Sassy Scalloped Border Die for that.  I also tied some Solid Pumpkin Baker's Twine around the card.  I used more patterned paper scraps to cut all the leaves.  I inked them, attached them, and added some floral prills to the leaf clusters.
I used a piece of white paper that I embossed using the Deck Planks Embossing Folder from Altenew.  I used oxide inks to paint that, and I stamped a Stamp Simply sentiment on that.  I splattered that embossed sentiment spot with black paint.  I added a few more floral prills to that piece as well.  There's a Tim Holtz rusty paperclip on this card.
Because I love to do so, I also created a quick and easy matching envelope for this card.  I used some woodgrain washi tape, a patterned paper scrap, and some Stamp Simply stamped (image and sentiment) to complete the envelope.  Very simple, but a very nice touch to have a matching envelope.  I do this almost always.  Please let me know if you have any questions about anything I used.  I'll be sharing my card in the challenges listed below

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Matching Card and Envelope"

Try It On Tuesday Challenge Blog - Theme: Emboss It - I used an Altenew Plank Embossing Folder on the sentiment spot and on some of the leaves.  I've really been "challenging" myself to use my embossing folders more often.  I do love the amazing texture they give our cards.

Double D Challenges - Dar & Diane's Challenge Blog - Theme: Things That Fall - I used LEAVES as my "falling" item.  I love to sit and watch the leaves fall from the trees.  I also love the colors of the Autumn leaves.
Art Impressions Challenge Blog - Theme: "It's Fall Y'all" - I'm sharing this fun Fall card.  I love AI and all the great inspiration there.  I'm sure they'd love to have you all play along as well.



  1. A delightful card Karen - love your colours, and the twine is a fabulous textural accent

  2. Beautiful card Karen with all your pretty papers and you know how I always love your eye for all the details! Thanks for joining our fun challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Two Old Bats}

  3. That's a pretty autumn card for certain. I love the assortment of paper you chose. And nice embossing too. Thank you for sharing this with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

  4. A fantastic layered card with so many details. Thank you for sharing this with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  5. I love everything about this magnificent creation! Oh those layers and colors and prints oh my! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Things That FALL. Donna, DT Member.


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