Monday, 16 November 2015

Autumn Leaves and Christmas Wreaths

Two great challenges today over at Splitcoaststampers!

First up the CAS Challenge "Fall Foliage".

It's a soggy wet day here in Vancouver and most of our fall leaves are off the trees looking pretty brown and dead. Hence the subdued look of my card:

I used a large square acrylic block for the background - inked up with Ranger Lake Mist, spritzed with water, and pressed onto my cs. I then stamped one of the leaves, the splats, and the postage mark from the SU French Foliage set on top of it with the same ink.

Using Distress Brushed Corduroy, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and one of the other leaf stamps onto the background. The leaf looked kind of blah so I redid it on a scrap of cs and fussy cut it. I used a yellow marker and a waterbrush to tone down the white parts of the leaf. I used foam tape under it and layered it over the stamped blah leaf. A nice bronze border finished off the focal panel and it is popped up with foam tape.

The other challenge is Try a New Technique - "Hang Your Wreath" - to make a wreath using a die cut.

I used my Memory Box starry wreath die and gold cs. A few tiny stars come out of the wreath after cutting and I glued those amongst the background stars created by an embossing folder.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white on a strip of gold vellum.

I had a hard time deciding which of my wreath dies to use so may be back this week with some more die cut wreath cards.

Thanks for visiting!


Leaf Card:
Stamps: SU French Foliage, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: cream and bronze cs
Paper Size: 4.25" square
Ink: Ranger Lake Mist, Distress Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: clear ep, yellow marker, foam tape, acrylic block
Techniques: Acrylic Block stamping

Wreath Card:
Stamps: Make an Impression sentiment
Paper: white and gold cs, gold vellum
Paper Size: A2
Ink: ColorBox Frost White
Accessories: Memory Box starry wreath die, Crafts Too ef, white embossing powder, foam tape


  1. Two beauties Susan. Glad you're back home safe. xx

  2. Love that background with the Fall leaf! Our leaves are falling fast but we still have a bit of color. The gold star wreath is very elegant!

  3. Susan, love the gold star wreath. Just been checking out your blog, brilliant cards and tags for Christmas.


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