Sunday, October 10, 2021

Gorgeous Wreath - Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves - Paper Players 562

   It's Sunday again and you know what that means?  It's a new Paper Players challenge!  Ann Marie has given us a color palette to work with this week.  We've got Pumpkin Pie, Pale Papaya, Early Espresso and a 4th color of your choice!

  I have to confess I struggled a bit to get this one started.  I liked the colors but none of my stamps sets seemed to be calling out to be used!  After a few stops and starts I ended up combining some elements from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set and the Sparkle of the Season bundle.

  I added Crumb Cake as my 4th colors and embossed it with the Brick & Mortar embossing folder.  I brushed a bit of Crumb Cake ink onto the panel for a little detail.

  The two wreaths are cut out of Early Espresso and layered.  The leaves are inked in Pale Papaya with some Pumpkin Pie sponged on with a sponge dauber.  After cutting them out the leaves are layered around the wreath and then the whole wreath is popped on dimensionals.

  The sentiment is stamped on a strip of Crumb Cake and then I added a few retired candy dots for some extra detail.  For another detail I added a knot of twine and retired Early Espresso seam binding ribbon.  It's hard to see but I covered each little leaf on the wreath with a light layer of Wink of Stella for a bit of shine.

  I figure that this will be a good Thanksgiving card with these pretty fall colors.

  I can't wait to see the wonderful ideas you come up with for these colors.  Be sure to share them in the challenge gallery.  Also take a look at the Design Team projects and give them some love!

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

 Stamps: Gorgeous Leaves, Sparkle of the Season

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Pale Papaya, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Basic White

Accessories: Brick & Mortar embossing folder, Seasonal Swirls dies, Intricate Leaves dies, dimensionals, twine, Wink of Stella, Early Espresso seam binding ribbon (retired), candy dots (retired)


  1. LOVE your wreath and all the fun textures!

  2. Gorgeous wreath + gorgeous leaves = gorgeous card! The brick embossed panel is the perfect backdrop for the wreath. I LOVE the ribbon treatment. Have a wonderful week!

  3. What a great way to use these leaves and wreath! The background is perfect, but my favorite part is your bow! LOVE IT!

  4. I too struggled with this color combination, Amanda! My card was my third attempt, I do believe. You landed in a nice spot as your card looks great! I love the leaves and the added texture!

  5. The Crumb Cake brick wall texture is totally awesome in the way it accents the pumpkin elements. Fabulous!

  6. Amanda, I love the soothing Crumb Cake background for your beautiful wreath. You used the colors so perfectly on the leaves. Hope you're having a great week.

  7. Amanda, I love the brick embossed background. Perfect for this gorgeous wreath! So much texture to this beautiful card. I love the twine, too!

  8. Amanda, I love that brick background - it has the perfect touch of rusticity that perfectly matches your wreath. The pop of three bold leaves is the perfect pop of color against the crumb cake. Fabulous card

  9. I love that our cards use the same colours and similar products yet look so different Amanda - and you'd never know you found this combo tricky. I love the bold, variegated leaves and brick texture background. I finally succumbed and picked up those leaves on an order this week - so beautiful!

  10. Your initial struggle with the colors certainly paid off, Amanda! This is such a stunning fall card. I love how the leaves really pop and the texture and twine add so much lovely detail. Love it!


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