Stitched Leaves Fall Hello PP560

by Joanne James26. September 2021 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have my favourite, a sketch, for you to work with:


I designed this sketch months ago so had nothing in particular in mind when I created it. I actually intended to go with a Christmas card until I saw those lovely autumn leaves and trees in the Color Dare inspiration photo, which prompted me to go in a completely different direction - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Beauty of The Earth - I decided to use a strip of the Beauty of the Earth designer paper for my border edge as it contained lots of lovely greens, reds, oranges and browns in a mottled leaf pattern that fitted my theme perfectly.

Stitched Leaves - I used the three squares of my sketch (you don't have to use squares - these can be any shape you like) to create a trio of diecut stitched leaves in co-ordinating colours, two of them offset within a couple of stitched squares and one tied with twine to accent my sentiment:


I added a trio of brushed metallic dots to my card front too - love these!

Love of Leaves - The only  stamping on the front of my card is the sentiment, from the 'Lots of Leaves' stamp set; I did add a little more to the inside of my card, including a sponged leaf with diecut detail for decoration:


You may be wondering why my card base appears Garden Green in this photo, yet is Old Olive on the front; in the interest of full disclosure, I must confess I started out with a Garden Green base, but it just wasn't working for me. I fiddled about with various card front colours, in the end settling on Old Olive - but instead of cutting a new card base just added a panel to the front of my card. I also experimented with texture and additional detail on the panel, but in the end decided to leave it plain. So there you have it!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week - they created some fabulous designs inspired by this week's sketch:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; no big plans here other than some cooking and collection of the youngest of the James Juniors following a weekend of hiking and camping as he completed his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition. Here's hoping for minimal blisters, a shower and an early night!! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (16) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
9/27/2021 2:45:54 AM #

This is so perfect for autumn and I really like the die cut leaves used with the negative space. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
9/27/2021 3:16:03 AM #

Love your trio of fall perfect for the sketch!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
9/27/2021 4:39:53 AM #

What a perfect fall card, with its trio of leaves and autumnal colors, Joanne! I love your sketch. I'll be using it often. Have a wonderful week!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/27/2021 6:45:38 PM #

My poor stitched leaves have gotten no love this season, and after seeing this lovely creation (especially with that trio of stitched squares, I must remedy that!  The DSP is perfect for your card AND the challenge!

NancyUnited States
9/27/2021 7:29:01 PM #

I was so thrilled when I saw your card as I was so afraid I bent the rules a bit too much when I staggered my circles! Your Autumn card is wonderful! I need to use bows more as they really finish this off nicely! I  enjoyed this sketch too!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
9/28/2021 6:17:22 PM #

What a fall beauty!!  I love the colors and the DSP along the edge!  The stitching and popped leaves is just such a great look!  Thanks for the really fun sketch this time!  Hope you have a fun week!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
9/30/2021 4:22:18 PM #

Joanne, you used one f my favorite sets in a most beautiful way. Perfect with this sketch and the bright color palette you chose adds to this card's beauty! Hope you're enjoying your week.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/30/2021 11:41:33 PM #

Oh, this is so beautiful!  I love the color combo and the pretty leaves!!!  The DSP along the edge is perfect!  I just love your sketch, too!  Have a great weekend!  

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/1/2021 2:52:13 AM #

Lovely the way you've picked up the colours of the DSP for the leaves. I like the coloured base too - very striking.

jaydeeUnited States
10/1/2021 1:30:50 PM #

Joanne, I love how your die-cut leaves echo that gorgeous DSP and how you have them slightly offset from the negative die-cut.  Mixed with the old olive your card has the same colors as my trees in the garden this week! Such a fun sketch too

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
10/1/2021 3:35:47 PM #

Great interpretation of the sketch... love the fall border and the accent square of fall leaves... very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.  

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
10/5/2021 12:46:30 PM #

Gorgeous fall leaves!!  I love the look of the patterned paper down the side!

Michelle Loncar
Michelle LoncarUnited States
10/6/2021 4:18:51 PM #

I love your card! Simple in design and great use of our colors. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Melanie R
Melanie RUnited States
10/8/2021 3:58:39 PM #

Outstanding card, Joanne! The layout and colors are just perfect for Autumn. Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare #463.

Susan Renshaw
Susan RenshawAustralia
10/11/2021 7:34:11 AM #

Beautiful design!
Thank you for sharing with Color My Heart Color Dare!
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Stephanie Capelli
Stephanie CapelliUnited States
10/17/2021 2:44:16 PM #

Cute card....I like the layout! Thanks for sharing with Color Dare.

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