Sunday, October 20, 2013

Autumn Blessings...

Good morning and Happy Sunday! I spent a delightful evening last night up in my craft cave making cards after misplacing my mojo for most of the week. Don't ya just hate it when that happens!? Here is one of the cards I made:

...and the inside of the card.

I'm playing along with the current Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Designer Draft. Here is the Sketch:

The frame was made by cutting a rectangle from kraft paper, measuring and cutting out the center square with an X-Acto knife, then I went around the edges with a brown marker. I covered the kraft card base with a panel of light blue DP that has a honeycomb design on it, leaving a 1/4" strip on the left uncovered. The original plan was to leave it like that, but then my eye caught this striped DP that had all the colors I was using on it. Score! I cut a strip to size and added it to the edge of the card. Love how that worked out! Ok, now for the fun part. All of the leaves were fussy cut/die cut from paper I made using Distress Inks! Yep, check it out:

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic. It doesn't remotely show the vibrancy of the colors. (You'll see what I did with all the other die cut leaves on another post. Stay tuned!) Since I got my ink on, I'm also going to enter this in the Moxie Fab World Color Media Challenge. The sentiment was masked from two different stamp sets. The inside was also masked (the word Happy), and I used the Alphadots set to stamp Thanksgiving.

That's it for this post. I have more to do! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Gently Seasoned, Autumn Groves, Good Gab, Alphadots, Digits
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI - walnut stain, wild honey, peeled paint, fired brick, spiced marmalade
DP: MME - Chalk Studio (honeycomb); Recollections - Simply Autumn (striped)
Card stock: Recollections
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Paper Smooches - Hickory Leaf Die; X-Acto knife; Marvy Uchida marker - Sepia
Adhesives: SA by 3L - EZ Runner, foam squares; Glue Dots


  1. Such a cute card! Love those sweet leaves.

  2. Awesomeness! Those leaves are gorgeous, and what perfect fall colours. So glad your mojo returned from its travels!

  3. Chris, I love your distress inked leaves! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

  4. Really awesome! My, oh my, I love the color wash on the leaf! And the cascade of smaller falling leaves is fabulous, too! Totally perfect take on that sketch!

  5. Love the scatter of leaves. Gorgeous leaf colours.

  6. Your mojo came home! Wahey! This card is gorgeous & I can't wait to see what mischief you got up to with the other leaves :) The stripy strip is the perfect little somethin' somethin' to go with!

  7. Hey Christine! Thanks for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  8. Another beauty! I love the frame :)


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