Monday, November 9, 2020

An Autumn Greeting

It's Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and my favorite season so I used a fall theme for my card. The design was inspired by two challenges. Double Trouble Challenge #70 is a biweekly challenge with three elements and began on Monday, November 2. The first element (required) is to include stitching in the design, the second element (optional) is to partner with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges #393 and/or #394. The final element (also optional) is to include a humorous image or sentiment - one that will keep the recipient in stitches! DTC70 will end on Sunday evening, November 15, 2020.

This card was made to coordinate with Sketch #394, which is a weekly sketch challenge beginning on Monday, November 9, and is the second week of the challenge, ending on Sunday evening, November 15, 2020. To see the card for the first week of the challenge, Atlantic Hearts Sketch #393, click HERE. 

A panel of vanilla cardstock was embossed with the same die of stitched leaves as used in Sketch #393. The vanilla panel was adhered to an orange panel and then to a card base. A banner was cut from designer paper and adhered with foam tape. The pinecones were stamped and cut with dies along with the leafy bits. The sentiment was stamped. The inside of the card was lined with vanilla cardstock and decorated with additional die-cut leafy bits.

The Design Team invites you to join in these challenges! For guidelines, visit the blogs for DTC70 and AHSC394.

Stamps: Stampendous "Brushed Wishes", Stampin' Up! (pinecones)
Inks: Stampin' Up! Soft Suede
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Pretty Peacock, and Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Illustrated Faith (striped banner)
Dies: Stampin' Up! (pinecones) and Frantic Stamper (leafy bits and stitched background)
Misc.: Foam tape


  1. Hi Melanie, love the colors you used, a really neat combination. Also, that background die is a gorgeous, I'm glad you listed who made it because I don't think I can live without it!
    Thanks for joining in at AHSC.

  2. Pretty card! Love the stitched leaves on the background! :)

  3. Melanie, that background stitched plate is GORGEOUS! Such a perfect setting for your die cut images. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts this week.

  4. Love that stitched background and the big bold pinecones and stitched frames are so pretty for your sentiment focal point.

  5. I love this, what a great card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC