Autumn Fall Wreath for The Paper Players

by Joanne James14. September 2014 08:00

Today I'm sharing my Design Team card for The Paper Players, where this week Anne Marie has chosen this beautiful Autumnal colour palette for us to work with:


I also used the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week for my layout. As soon as I saw this week's colours, I knew it was time to make an Autumn wreath card using my 'Wondrous Wreath' stamp set, as I've been wanting to do one of these for ages. Here's my card:

I used Baked Brown Sugar and Cajun Craze for the leaves on my wreath and stamped the berries in Blackberry Bliss. I cut it out using my Big Shot and the co-ordinating framelits and looped some linen thread behind it before adhering it with dimensionals to my Hardwood background, stamped in Always Artichoke (this panel reminds my of a mossy whitewashed shed!). I finished my wreath with a bow in the gorgeous Blackberry Bliss satin ribbon and a sentiment panel stamped with a simple 'thanks' and decorated with a few leaves from my 'Gratitude For Days' stamp set and a couple of candy dots. I love the rustic feel of this card - so fitting for this time of year.

Do pop by the challenge blog and see how the other Paper Players designers have used this week's colour combination - there are some fabulous cards from this talented bunch of designers.

I'm still playing catch up so am looking forward to a reasonably restful day today before the onslaught of another new and action-packed week. 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 (22) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
9/14/2014 5:51:33 PM #

I think I love this set een more for fall wreaths than for winter ones!!  Love your use of the colors on the wreath and that big beautiful bow is perfect...great job!

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:37:47 PM #

I'm inclined to agree Nance - I've seen so many wreaths in fall colours and they look just beautiful.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/14/2014 6:59:08 PM #

Love all the fall wreaths I've been seeing with this set, and this is no exception!  I love the Hardwood background, but those little leaves you've stamped add a little sweet surprise!

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:39:01 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - I've been wanting to make a fall wreath with this set and these colours were perfect. As for the leaves - I bought Gratitude For Days as something of an afterthought, yet it is my most used stamp set so far this catalogue - go figure?!

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
9/14/2014 9:23:07 PM #

I like the loops of twine...fresh and fun idea for the wreath!

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:39:40 PM #

Thanks Laurie - I wanted to make it look a little rustic, so thought the twine would help!

YaphaUnited States
9/14/2014 10:14:00 PM #

Gorgeous card, Joanne! I love the autumn wreath with the Hardwood background!

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:40:01 PM #

Thanks Yapha - glad you like it!

Cindy Hall
Cindy HallUnited States
9/15/2014 2:06:20 PM #

This is the most gorgeous fall wreath card!  I love your color choices and your stamping is perfection!  Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:40:36 PM #

Thanks Cindy! Not as 'clean' as I would have liked for FMS, but the sketch was too good to pass up!

MikeUnited States
9/15/2014 7:39:09 PM #

Love that you used the green for the background and not the wreath!  Beautifully done, I must say!

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:40:55 PM #

Thanks Mike - ringing the changes, I guess!

Andrea W
Andrea WUnited States
9/16/2014 5:57:25 AM #

Your autumn colored wreath is lovely! When I first saw this set using it for fall never even crossed my mind. The more I see it used for fall, the more I want to add it to my collection. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:41:41 PM #

Thanks Andrea - I think this set is more versatile than even I first thought and the co-ordinating framelits are a definite bonus!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/16/2014 2:38:08 PM #

Oh, I love the Always Artichoke, woodgrain!  What a fabulous creation!  The twine and bow looks amazing!  I adore your card!  XX

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:42:30 PM #

Thank you Claire - I'm not a big fan of Always Artichoke and don't use it often, but I like the look of it here with the other colours.

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
9/19/2014 1:39:16 AM #

This color palette is perfect for your autumnal wreath! Love, Joanne!

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:42:49 PM #

Thank you Sandy - kind words, as always!

jaydeeUnited States
9/19/2014 5:21:03 PM #

Love the wreath with the twine behind.  Fabulous idea.   I love the broad sentiment layer with the little leaves.  Gorgeous

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:43:51 PM #

Thanks Jaydee - I liked the bottom banner layer too, just added a bit more interest to the overall design.

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
9/20/2014 5:01:32 PM #

I'm finally popping by to let you know that I loved your card this week! (Sorry, work has kept me on my toes all week...ack!) You really showcased the challenge colors beautifully and I love that fabulous twine detail behind the wreath. All around gorgeous! Smile

Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:44:59 PM #

Thanks Anne Marie - I am super-late in replying to all my lovely comments this week too - work so gets in the way sometimes, doesn't it lol?! I appreciate you popping by anytime!!

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