Monday, October 18, 2021

Blessed Fall Leaves Card

 Hello and happy fall! I love this time of year with bright blue Carolina skies and vibrant leaves! Inspired and blessed by the autumn beauty, I decided to make a card to celebrate the season. This will make a great Thanksgiving greeting to send to those I won't get to see in person this year.

To make the background, I stamped the leaf image from Tim Holtz Pressed Foliage in Ground Espresso Archival ink and colored with Distress inks: Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss and Crackling Campfire. I smooshed the leftover color onto the background and dried between each color. When the leaves are done, I applied Distress Microglaze with my finger; mostly covering the leaves, but being a little haphazard with my application. I splattered with more of the same colors and then stamped with the plaid stamp from the Lumberjack set. I inked the stamp with Salvaged Patina ink and spritzed it with water before stamping on my background. For the most part, the leaves have resisted the Salvaged Patina because of the layer of micro glaze. The edges are blended with Ground Espresso Distress ink.

The ephemera is from the Field Notes pack, and I layered them with a scrap of Lumber 3D embossed 'bark' and a ide cut leaf from my box of bits. The Blessed sticker is from the Metallic book, and I tied on some old Ideaology jute string.

To balance the gold metallic sentiment sticker, I applied Tarnished Brass Distress paint to the black Skeleton Leaves die cut. All embellishments were edged in Ground Espresso ink. 

Well, that's it for today! I hope I can find more time to craft as the weather cools down. I haven't even made anything for Halloween yet! Gasp! The horror of it! 

I'd like to share my card with The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog Fall Gratitude Challenge and Country View Challenges Autumnal Colors and or Halloween. I just learned of this challenge: Mixed Media Lovers Challenge #6, and will play along there, too.

Big hugs! 
Sara Emily


  1. Beautiful card! Love the layering! I can't believe you haven't made and your ghouly goodness for Halloween yet! Can't wait to see what you cook up!

  2. This us an absolutely beautiful card!! Also glad you joined us in the Funkie Junkie boutique challenge πŸ˜€

  3. So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
    Blogowner: Ine

  4. Oh my. This is gorgeous! Love the blue with the fall colors! Thanks for joining the Funkie Junkie Challenge!

  5. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

  6. This is so beautiful Sara, I love that chequered background. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  7. Such a stunning card! Loving the leaves in the background, the stamp is gorgeous and you've captured autumn so beautifully with the fungi too - perfect πŸ˜€. Wishing you a lovely weekend! Hugs Jo x

  8. I’m loving the detail of those leaves- every time I see that stamp, it’s a perfect match for real leaves!
    The best part of this- to me- is that plaid!! I’m getting a lot of inspiration from different colors that are brighter instead of just browns & oranges for fall. Almost like “no white after Labor Day” πŸ™„ which I never pay attention to, but forget other colors can work for fall as well.
    (Congratulations, again, on the GD spot for this!!) πŸ€—

  9. Love this ! Thank you so much for your contribution to my 'Autumnal Colours and/or Halloween' Challenge over at Country View Challenges. Corrie x

  10. Gorgeous card, Sara Emily! I always love to see your work.
    Thank you for joining in with our October challenge at Country View Crafts.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Evelyn xx


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