Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Autumn Blessings

Autumn is my favorite season no matter where I reside. I look forward to the subtle changes that we have in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and the end of the triple digit temperatures. For the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #426, I followed the sketch below and used the optional theme of Leaves. This biweekly challenges began on Tuesday, September 17, and will end on Sunday evening, September 29, 2019.

The Maple leaf was cut from patterned paper using a die then backed with brown cardstock and fussy cut, leaving a very narrow edge. I decided to add shine to the leaf with clear embossing powder (two layers). Clear embossing will always darken the cardstock and the brown cardstock turned to a dark coffee color. Onto a Kraft card base, a panel of brown cardstock was adhered, then a couple of die cut stitched zigzag borders, in keeping with the sketch. Finally, the patterned paper was added. The Maple leaf was adhered using foam tape for dimension, followed by the thin strip across the lower end of the card and a sentiment that was computer generated. Gold metallic "gems" were added. The inside was decorated with a scrap of matching patterned paper.

Be sure to visit the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #426 and take a look at the Design Team cards for inspiration. We hope you'll play along with the challenge.

Stamp: Sentiment computer generated
Ink: Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze (interior); Versamark
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Sweater Weather" Collection (retired)
Dies: Mama Elephant Border Die (stitched zigzag); Frantic Stamper Maple Leaf
Misc.: Stampin' Up Embossing Powder (clear), foam tape and gems from stash


  1. What a beautiful card! I love fall too and your card is just perfect for the season. Stunning leaf die cut and perfect colors! :)

  2. WOW, Melanie, this is stunning! Love that leaf and how you cut the dp for it. I have to find that die and add it to my collection. :-D