Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bold Autumn

  I hope everyone stamped yesterday as it was World Card Making Day!  While I didn't get a post written yesterday I did do some stamping.  It was a busy week for me with stamp club and other obligations so I had been saving a few challenges from earlier in the week to use once I had a chance to make it to my stamp room.  When I sat down to use them yesterday I realized that if I wanted to to get them posted to the challenge galleries I better hurry up.  I combined 2 challenges for this Bold Autumn card.

  The colors are from ColourQ and the sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches.  I did have to substitute a few colors that I didn't have that retired a while ago.  I think the substitutions are pretty close though.

 Stamping is done on the Old Olive leaf and acorn using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Even though the set that matched the Autumn Accents die has been retired you can still make great leaves just by stamping them with whatever set grabs your attention.  The oak leaf is slightly crumpled and sponged around the edges.  

  The Very Vanilla oval is embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder and the Pacific Point strip is embossed with the Arrows embossing folder for even more texture.

  I was kind of proud of myself for using scraps of this and that to make this card.  I just dug around in my scrap bag for each color until I found a piece that would work.  Even the Cajun Craze card base was already cut.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Good Greetings

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Paper: Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Trim the Tree DSP stack

Accessories: Arrows e.f., Woodgrain e.f., Autumn Accents Bigz die, Oval framelits, linen thread, button, corner rounder



  1. Beautiful card Amanda - love how you've created all that texture...those leaves look like they've just fallen off the tree! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  2. Gorgeous autumn card - love those big leaves taking center stage! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. I love your use of an acorn for the smaller element on the sketch - cute!! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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