Autumn Time

Hello friends

I hope you are all doing well. Today’s post is about the new challenge at Double D Challenges with the theme “Leaves”. For more information about the challenge and the lovely prize visit the Double D Challenge blog. Looking forward to see your card!

I love to make cards with autumn colours – the browns, oranges, reds and yellows are so warm and earthy. I decided to create a shabby card with a rustic feel for this challenge. I painted a few scraps of papers with my watercolour paints and then die cut the leaves with different sized dies. I layered a scribble circle on a rustic designer paper background and then added the autumn leaves with mirror tape for dimension.  A few green sprigs are also added for more interest. I finished off with a gold die cut sentiment and a wax cord bow. Hope you like my take on the challenge.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

  • Dies R Us Challenge #177 (ends 09/27) – Always Anything Goes with a brand they sell (Dies: Paper Rose die “Scribble Circle Large” (17394) — Lawn Cuts custom craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession dies “Small Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Poppy Stamps die “Leafy Sprig” (Style No 1001) — Creative Expressions Craft dies Mini Expressions “Stacked Happy Birthday” (CEDME074))
  • Crafts Galore Encore #91 (September) (ends 09/29) – Always Anything Goes
  • Love to Craft LTCCB#62 (ends 09/30) – Always Anything Goes
  • Crafter’s Castle September Challenge #45 (ends 09/30) – Anything Goes
  • Inkspirational Challenges #247 (ends 09/18) – Autumn Leaves
  • Make My Monday Challenge #157 (ends 09/27) – Autumn / Fall cards
  • The Paper Funday Challenges September #33 (ends 10/03) – Anything Goes with an Optional Twist: Autumn / Fall

A close-up of the autumn leaves

The sentiment cut from gold paper

A peep at the inside

Project details

White, green and brown card-stock — Gold card-stock — Mintay Papers “Fall Festival” (Mt-Fal-08) — Paper Rose die “Scribble Circle Large” (17394) — Lawn Cuts custom craft die “Stitched Leaves” (Item #LF577) — Impression Obsession dies “Small Leaves” (DIE095-D) — Poppy Stamps die “Leafy Sprig” (Style No 1001) — Creative Expressions Craft dies Mini Expressions “Stacked Happy Birthday” (CEDME074) — Yvonne Creations Fabulous Fall dies ‘Autumn Leaves” (YCD10149) — Wax cord for bow — Reeves water colour paint — Tim Holtz distress inks in various colours.

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your thoughts in the comments below. Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,

Amelia

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ziesenil
    Oct 04, 2021 @ 10:19:45

    Gorgeous card Amelia. Love the Autumn colours.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Love to Craft Challenge for September 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

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  2. Ileana
    Sep 27, 2021 @ 01:11:15

    Wow, this is a beautiful creation! I love design!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge September “ATG”.
    Ileanaxx

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  3. Maria Valente
    Sep 26, 2021 @ 10:19:02

    Wow! What a lovely Autumn project! Thank you for playing along at MMM Challenge Blog.

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  4. Shandy D.
    Sep 24, 2021 @ 12:39:18

    This card is spectacular! The colors on the leaves are perfectly blended, the background is really perfect for the stunning card! Thank you for joining us over at Paper FunDay,Shandy,DT

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  5. Lena Fonkert
    Sep 23, 2021 @ 19:05:01

    Beautifully done, Amelia. Love the card design and the warm rich colours of your leaves. Happy Spring to you 🙂

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  6. noraln44
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 22:24:19

    That background is AMAZING!! Love the wreath with those leaves!!

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  7. kathy krug
    Sep 19, 2021 @ 01:24:15

    Your background papers are perfect for you wreath of fall colors. Your cards are always showstoppers.

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  8. Vicki R.
    Sep 18, 2021 @ 17:14:10

    Exquisite, Amelia! Simple, elegant and perfectly created. Love the gold sentiment.

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  9. josuane
    Sep 18, 2021 @ 10:45:12

    Very lovely card !

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  10. Lindsey M-P
    Sep 17, 2021 @ 02:01:58

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful leaf wreath, and the background paper is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  11. Nana Connie
    Sep 16, 2021 @ 18:41:18

    Gorgeous card, Amelia! I love that you water colored the paper for the leaves before cutting them. Superb! I want to thank you for supporting our challenge by playing along with us in our “Anything Goes” challenge at Paper Funday. Wishing you good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  12. Barbara A Campbell
    Sep 16, 2021 @ 13:10:16

    I am taking a lesson from you on how to make a perfectly lovely fall card. I adore the colors and the wreath on the wooden background. Thanks for the lesson.

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  13. Connie Griffin
    Sep 16, 2021 @ 03:56:48

    Gorgeous, love the watercolor for the leaves and pretty arranging with the wreath

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  14. Judy Woodland
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 20:06:31

    Oh wow, this is stunning. I love the birch tree background and your leaves absolutely GLOW!!! Gorgeous wreath, it’s just a beautiful card.

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  15. Darlene Pavlick
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 14:53:32

    Oh my friend I simply LOVE this card! Those leaves are gorgeous and your overall design is just amazing! Such a BEAUTIFUL Fall creation … thanks for always inspiring me!! WOW

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  16. Birgit Norton
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 13:40:00

    This is stunning Amelia! You chose the perfect background for those beautiful, fall colored leaves. What a gorgeous wreath!

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  17. Donna Phelan
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 12:39:04

    Great background, love your wreath….and those leaves! They are magnificent!!!

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  18. Diane Hover
    Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:14:48

    Beautiful card inside and out, you surely have captured the beauty of fall!

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