Monday, September 21, 2020

Autumn Blessings

Participating in sketch challenges is one of my favorite activities. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #387 begins on Monday, September 21, and runs through Sunday, September 27, 2020. I enjoy using their sketches for inspiration, often adding additional elements to complete the design.

I decided to make a few Thanksgiving cards for family members since we will not be together this year. I kept this design somewhat low profile for easy mailing. A panel of mint cardstock onto a vanilla card base was added, followed by a patterned paper and brown cardstock. I added three pieces, creating the angular strip required by the sketch. The sentiment was stamped and added with foam tape. The various leaves and branches were die-cut, punched, and arranged around the sentiment. The enamel dots finished off the front. The inside was decorated with additional die-cut branches.

If you haven't tried a sketch challenge, here's your chance! Visit the AHSC Blog and give it a try. 

Stamp: Reverse Confetti "Autumn Blessings"
Ink: Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Mint Macaron & Cajun Craze
DSP: Stampin' Up! "Gilded Autumn" Collection
Punch: Stampin' Up! Autumn Punch Pack (Maple leaf)
Dies: Frantic Stamper: Wreath & Swag Components
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Enamel Dots & foam tape


  1. Love this card and the way you captured all the layers in the sketch! Thank you for sharing with AHSC.

  2. So pretty! Love those fall colors and the little die cuts/punches are perfect! :)

  3. Hi Melanie! Fantastic color scheme, and I like how the die cuts complement the images on the paper. Thanks for joining our challenge at Atlantic Hearts this week.

  4. Gorgeous! This is a perfect autumn color palette and the die cuts pull everything together. Thank you so much for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

  5. What a gorgeous card! Very nice use of colors and layering. Thanks for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts. -Kara, AHSC Design Team

  6. Fabulous card, Melanie! I love how you added the enamel dots to enhance the sketch. Thanks for joining us once again at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    :) Marie

  7. Love this, I love that paper, the colours are awesome! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

    AHSC DT member