Tuesday, November 3, 2020

For You - a Fall Card - SUO Challenges #261

 Most of the leaves have fallen off the trees after a splendid showing in October.  Now they form a carpet on our roads and sidewalks.

The theme for the challenge at SUO is the beautiful Fall/ Autumn season - and there is so much to celebrate.

The colours of the leaves have been absolutely stunning this fall so for this challenge I decided to focus on trees/ leaves and some of their wonderful colours.


On a piece of shimmer White card stock, trees from "Nature's Beauty" were stamped with Early Espresso ink.  Fall colours were added to the trees with Stampin Blends ( Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive) dabbing them around the branches until each tree was full.  

At this time of year, the sky is a Robin Egg blue, quite a spectacular back drop against the colourful foliage,  Trying to imitate this some Balmy Blue inks was sponged around the trees When finished Balmy Blue ink was sponged in the sky around the trees.  

To create the focal point,  it was die cut in the shape of a  Maple Leaf   A second leaf was die cut using Terra Cotta Tile card stock and  this was adhered behind and slightly off set from the other leaf. The edges of both leaves were sponged with Early Espresso ink.

These leaves were added to a card front panel which was create using strips of  4 patterns of Autumn Splendor DSP adhered to a  piece of Terra Cotta card stock.  Behind this panel a piece of Early Espresso card stock was added slightly offset at an angle. Again, all edges were sponged with Early Espresso ink.    A strip of Early Espresso card stock with some 1/2" ribbon was added near the bottom of this panel.  A bow made of the same ribbon was added at the base of the leaves                          


Dimensionals were used to add the completed panel to the DSP on the Early Espresso card base.

A sentiment, from Itty Bitty Greetings , stamped with Early Espresso on Terra Cotta card stock, was die cut using the Ornate frame die, and added near the bow.

Gilded Gems added randomly complete the card front.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Nature's Beauty, Itty Bitty Greetings
Inks:  Early Espresso, Stampin Blends (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight)
Papers:  Early Espresso, Autumn Splendor DSP, Terra Cotta, Whisper White
Accessories:  1/2" crumb cake ribbon, Dimensionals, Ornate frame dies, Metallic gems


Heather said...

Wow, what a lovely way to set a gorgeous Fall scene, love all your layers and details! Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

Fiona said...

Such a gorgeous card and inspired to add the stamping to your front leaf - I love that idea - thanks for sharing with us at SUO challenge

Cindy Coutts @ Cindy B Designs said...

STUNNING! Love your distressed edges and how you created your own leaves. Just beautiful Thank you so much for joining us at SUOChallenges.com and we hope to see you back again for our new challenge tomorrow!