Seasonally Scattered Autumn Thanks

by Joanne James14. September 2014 22:00

I know it's still Sunday, but as I went to schedule this post for tomorrow I realised that one of the challenges that it's for closes in the early hours of the morning, so I thought I'd post it early (let's hope this bodes well for the rest of my week!) When I saw the colours over at Pals Paper Arts this week, I thought they would be perfect for another Autumn-inspired card. I also used this week's Mojo Monday layout:

  

I rotated the sketch through 90 degrees for my card and used the 'thanks' stamp from 'Seasonally Scattered' for my card - take a look:

I used Always Artichoke for my base (twice in as many days - that's almost unheard of, yet it goes perfectly with the other colours here) and used a piece of Crushed Curry DSP from the Flowerpot range as my background mat layer. I stamped my main sentiment onto Very Vanilla, having inked the stamp with Crushed Curry and then selectively added Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke with my sponge daubers before stamping to give the graduated finish. I then matted this panel onto a piece of Cajun Craze. I knew I wanted to use one of my favourite Autumn Wooden Elements as the motif on my card, but when it came to choosing a ribbon, I became momentarily unstuck - I wanted something in either Cajun or Artichoke, but had neither. Then I had a light bulb moment - why not make my own ribbon, incorporating all three challenge colours? I used a piece of 7/8" cotton ribbon and stamped leaves and swirls from Gratitude For Days onto it directly - here's a close up of the finished ribbon:

I then used some Crushed Curry baker's twine to attach my wooden leaf embellishment to it. To complete my card, this panel was then adhered to the card base using dimensionals.

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out: I love this stamp and of course my card gave me another reason to use one of my Autumn Wooden Elements! I love them and think they are the perfect embellishment for a fall card. There are also lots in a pot so they last for ages and are great value! I'm also linking this card up with the current challenge over at SUO Challenges where the designers are asking us to use embellishments this week. A big thank you too to the team over at SUO for choosing my monochromatic baby card as one of their 'Top 3 Picks' for the 'clean and simple' challenge (you can see that card here if you missed it).

That's all from me; back tomorrow with another project. until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Jodi McKinney
Jodi McKinneyUnited States
9/14/2014 10:45:58 PM #

The ribbon is an awesome touch!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:29:06 PM #

Thanks Jodi - glad you like it!

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Mike
MikeUnited States
9/15/2014 7:36:54 PM #

Love the focal point, Joanne.  Using multiple colors on this stamp really makes it POP!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:29:49 PM #

Thanks Mike - this stamp has so much potential, yet can be used to make cards really quickly - a good buy!

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Diane Roberts
Diane RobertsUnited States
9/15/2014 11:09:23 PM #

Joanne, your ribbon is gorgeous!  Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:31:17 PM #

Thanks Diane - I'm glad you like my hand-stamped ribbon! It was the perfect solution given that I didn't have any ribbon in the challenge colours and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

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Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
9/16/2014 2:37:42 AM #

Love the colors and use of the sketch!  The stamped ribbon detail with the wooden element is so cute- thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges Smile

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:32:04 PM #

Thanks Julie - I am in love with these little autumn wooden embellishments, they have so many uses!

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Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
9/21/2014 1:39:00 PM #

Oooooooo....LOVE your stamped ribbon and the added wood element - just WONDERFUL!!  Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:33:02 PM #

Thanks Mary - I can't get enough of these wooden leaves, I love them! My stamped ribbon was a first-time attempt yet I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

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Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
9/21/2014 1:40:41 PM #

Love the details on here...the stamped ribbon...the tied on wood element!  GREAT job with the design, too!   Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/21/2014 9:33:38 PM #

Thank you Connie - so glad you like my Autumn-themed card!

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Karen Barber
Karen BarberUnited States
9/22/2014 12:59:52 AM #

I didn't buy this stamp set and I 'm starting to really regret that decision - your stamp ribbon is also stellar!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
9/22/2014 9:14:43 PM #

Don't you just hate it when that happens?! Honestly Karen, I think that 'Gratitude For Days' is a hidden gem in the seasonal catalogue - I've used it so many times!

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