Friday, September 12, 2014

Autumn Greetings (Project 6)

I’m definitely on a fall kick.  In fact, I’ve got a bunch of fall cards finished that I will be posting over the next couple of weeks.  This card is inspired by a card I saw over on the Hero Arts website.  I love Hero Arts and their blog and gallery of cards is an endless source of inspiration.  Here’s a link to the inspiration card. 

The sentiment is by Inkadinkado and stamped with Hero Arts shadow ink in Just Right.  I embossed some kraft cardstock with an embossing folder by cuttlebug.  For the leaves, I inked a snippet of glossy cardstock with a variety of alcohol inks.  Then I stamped the leaves using StazOn in Black.  The leaf stamp is by Inky Antics.  Then I fussy cut the leaves.  The leaves are just attached at their tops, under the ribbon and lace.  
Here's a close up of the leaves and ribbon:
The lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I dyed it using Distress Ink in Mustard Seed and because it was too yellow, I added some DI in Tea Dye.  The snippets of orange ribbon under the lace is actually some ribbon I snipped out of a dress.  You know those ribbon loops they put in women’s clothing to use to keep the item on a hanger?  But of course they don’t work very well for keeping the item on the hanger and when you wear the item, they end up hanging out.  I use no-slip hangers and cut the stupid ribbon out.  But I noticed that some of the ribbon is kinda nice. So instead of going in the trash, they go into my craft stash.     
The alcohol inks I used are:

Sunshine Yellow
Sunset Orange
Red Pepper

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbon, Challenge # 102 Autumn Colors

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 141

Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and please come again.


  1. LOVE the colours in your leaves Sarah - fabulous up-cycling too! So glad you joined in the fun @ Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  2. Oh I love this Fall card Sarah! Welcome to the Playground!

    Hugs, Di xx

  3. I see Di has popped could not meet a nicer lady! If you pop about and visit the other entries at the \Pixies Crafty Workshop, they will pop back and visit you. English ladies are very polite...if you come calling they call back!

    There are some lovely ladies there...I feel so fortunate I found that site and met them all!

    Great card Sarah. Sadly the no slidp doodads you mentioned are ugly clear plastic ribbon here..I cut them out too!

    Love those leaves...they are gorgeous! This card is full of the promise of Fall!

    1. Some of my clothes have the ugly clear plastic ribbon but it seems to be a trend with some of my newer clothes that they use a matching ribbon. And I definitelyneed to spend some time over at the pixies crafty workshop.

  4. Beautiful card Sarah! I like the colors on the leaves and that lace. Thank you for sharing with MMCC

  5. Cracking card there. I love the embossing folder you used.
    Thanks for your visit.

  6. Beautiful Sarah!! LOVE the leaves and background, design. Fabulous!!

  7. Congratulations on the showcase over at Pixie's Playground, Sarah! It's a pleasure to meet you! I love your pretty fall card!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Another beautiful autumn card Sarah! Love your colors and the wonderful background too. Thanks for playing in the MMCC!