Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall is almost here

Hello friends! Today I have made a card for Lily Pad Cards sketch challenge. It's also my first autumn card of the season! How are you celebrating fall this year? Pumpkin carving or hay rides? I'm hoping to drag my hubby to a train ride through northern Ohio. The leaves changing makes the ride extra special :)

Onto the sketch

my take

I wanted to do something different with the lines, I hope it works :)
I started with a white card base and rounded one corner. I rubbed on antique linen and then used it to stamp the background (Hero Arts, Magical Background) I know it's difficult to see in the photo but it's soft and pretty in real life.

Next I used a scrap piece of white paper and colored it with distress inks. I used peeled paint, vintage photo, fired brick, and scattered straw. Once I was done I stamped the leaves (Hero Arts, Season of Giving) randomly over the entire surface. After I fussy cut them out I had several multi-colored leaves. I adhered the leaves flat in 3 rows on my card base. Because the leaves needed to be grounded somehow I added a maroon gemstone as a connector.

I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Season of Giving) before going any farther since I didn't want my rosette to be in the way (yes, I have made that mistake once or twice lol).

The rosette was created using a 3/4 strip I colored with walnut stain and vintage photo. The heart was die cut (Cricut, George and Basic Shapes_ and colored with barn door, fired brick, and aged mahogany. I covered the heart in glossy accents and added a twine bow to finish.

Thanks for checking me out, you guys make my heart happy :)


  1. It definitely works, Kelly! Beautiful leaves, lovely card!

  2. Oh wow, Kelly, this is one gorgeous card! Such a lovely interpretation of the sketch with so much fabulous detail! Thanks for joining us at the Lily Pad pond!