Cottage Wreaths Autumn Thank You FF119

by Joanne James30. September 2022 08:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday. 

       

The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'Farmer's Day' which is on October 12th. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used gingham, die cut, kraft card and a thank you sentiment, along with the sketch layout over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and the colour palette over at Color Throwdown this week and this is what I came up with:

 

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

Timber Texture - For my base layer, I added some texture to my kraft 'frame' using the Timber 3D embossing folder. I really like the effect of the added texture, which adds to the rudtic feel of my card. 

Cottage Wreath - The star of today's card is the autumn wreath, decorated with acorns (and pumpkins) courtesy of the Cottage Wreaths bundle. There are some great standalone wreath dies in this set, but today I chose to diecut one of the stamped versions, full of leaves. I went neutral and decorated my wreath, before finishing with a gingham bow cut from the Country Gingham DSP pack:

 

A Throwback Trio - I did use a trio of retired products on today's card - did you spot them all? They were Misty Moonlight cardstock for my layers, a piece of Harvest Meadow DSP for the central panel as the blue design coordinated perfectly and finally my pumpkins were cut using the retired Seasonal Swirls Dies, which I rediscovered when I was hinting for retired pumpkin goodies for the pumpkin speed stamping challenge a couple of weeks ago! Some things will always have a use in the craft space, right?! 

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach
Beth McCullough
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Melanie Hungerford
Helen Jennings
Melva Peters
Jaydee
Diane Evans
Joanne James

 

Enjoy your day; mine is going to be a busy one and it includes a visit to the hairdressers for an overdue colour. I might be happy to grow old(er) gracefully but go grey in the process - I'm afraid not! I'll be back tomorrow with another quick project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (6) -

Melva Peters
Melva PetersCanada
9/30/2022 1:51:16 PM #

Such a pretty card!  Love that colour combination!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
9/30/2022 8:38:35 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne!  I'm starting to understand that I need this bundle after all, lol.  Love your colors, and those pumpkins!  Perfect!  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Jolanda E Johnstone
Jolanda E JohnstoneUnited States
10/3/2022 3:13:29 PM #

Joanne, this is so subtle yet so stunning.  Great combination of challenges.  Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at HSS.  Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Bree Renwick
Bree RenwickUnited States
10/3/2022 11:34:59 PM #

This is absolutely adorable!  I love the addition of the pumpkins and the clean and simple design.  Thank you for joining us at HSS!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/11/2022 5:24:34 AM #

Absolutely beautiful, Joanne! The pumpkin decorated wreath is gorgeous against the blue paper. Such a wonderfully clean design. Have a wonderful week!

jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
10/12/2022 7:16:34 PM #

Joanne, I love the softer colors and that wreath is fabulous.  The little bit of twine is the perfect finishing touch.  Fabulous
hugs
jaydee

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