Seasonal Swirls Harvest Thanks PP562

by Joanne James10. October 2021 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has a colour challenge for you to work with:


I thought Anne Marie's colour palette was perfect for an autumn and decided to make another card using my Seasonal Swirls Dies featuring orange pumpkins; my card is much more about fall thanks than Halloween spooks this week though - take a look:


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

Seasonal Swirls - I'm a sucker for a good wreath die and the Seasonal Swirls Dies are no exception. On today's card I layered two of the leaf/twig dies, one in Crumb Cake and one in Early Espresso and decorated it with some cute pumpkins that I had sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink for a little added dimension and tied with linen thread bows.

Thinking Thanks - My extra-large sentiment across the front of my card is from the 'Thinking Thanks and Peace' stamp set. I stamped it in Early Espresso onto Pale Papaya cardstock (minus the wheatsheaf) and fussy cut it before adding to the centre of my wreath. I also did a little stamping on the inside of my card using a sentiment from the 'Sparkle of the Season' stamp set:


A Word About Colour - I used Crumb Cake as my fourth colour to complete today's colour combination. Technically this could count as a neutral so I could justify it as a 'free' colour, but I did deliberately choose it as I wanted to keep a brown/orange colour scheme on today's card. The background is a piece of retired DSP from my collection, but you could easily splatter a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with the tip of an Early Espresso marker and achieve the same effect:


I was quite sparing with my use of Pale Papaya on today's card, but in using it for my base and to ground my sentiment, I think it adds a nice freshness to these otherwise rich autumn colours. What do you think? Do leave me a comment below - as always, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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Enjoy your day; no special plans in the James household today. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
10/10/2021 5:43:42 PM #

Another great card with this set!  I love the sponging on the pumpkins and the large fussy cut sentiment!  Such a pretty card to send some thanks!  Have an awesome week!


Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
10/10/2021 10:17:54 PM #

This is a stunning fall wreath!!! I love that speckled background and tiny orange pumpkins!


JULIA AstonUnited States
10/11/2021 7:53:57 PM #

what sweet little pumpkins on your pretty vine wreath!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
10/11/2021 8:22:37 PM #

Love this - such a clever wreath!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/12/2021 12:44:10 AM #

Gorgeous, Joanne! You are so right...the Pale Papaya adds a touch of freshness.  The fussy cut sentiment is bold and beautiful against the wreath. The Crumb Cake DSP, one of my faves, is the perfect background.  I LOVE everything about this card! Have a wonderful week!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/12/2021 11:38:46 AM #

Definitely going to be CASEing this lovely wreath!  I need some non-scary Halloween cards and this would be perfect!


NancyUnited States
10/12/2021 12:44:20 PM #

I absolutely love this card, JoAnn! The tiny pumpkins are as cute as can be!  Now I have to convince myself I don't need another wreath!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/13/2021 9:08:02 AM #

Great way to re-invent the pumpkin wreath from last week's card. The splattery background is what sets it apart for me. Another great card!


Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
10/13/2021 6:17:19 PM #

Joanne, this is simply stunning!  It's all in the details and your adorable pumpkins embellished with twine bows are beautiful. Hope you're having a great week.


VickyUnited Kingdom
10/14/2021 9:04:51 PM #

What a pleasure it is visiting your blog Joanne! Your cards are beautiful and you photograph them so well Smile I love this autumn wreath with those cute pumpkins and I like the bows you added. Vicky x


jaydeeUnited States
10/15/2021 3:33:49 PM #

Joanne, I love the speckled background and those fabulous little pumpkins in their perfect wreath... more than anything though... I love those darling little bows on top of each of them.  They really are the perfect finishing touch and add texture and whimsy - fabulous!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/15/2021 11:18:42 PM #

This is beautiful Joanne!  I love the speckled background and the fabulous little pumpkins!  So creative and those little bows on them steal the show!  Super card, My Friend!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
10/16/2021 5:08:59 PM #

Joanne, I LOVE this so much! The challenge colors are featured beautifully and you win the award for "fussy-cutter of the year" with that sentiment. Wow! Talk about the perfect touch on the card, though. The linen thread and the speckled background are wonderful details, too. Gorgeous!


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