Autumn Stitched Leaves Trio For PP508

by Joanne James13. September 2020 09:00

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


I thought these colours would be perfect for modern autumn leaves and combined them with the current Just Add Ink sketch and my new Stitched Leaves Dies for my card today - take a look:


I used some retired copper glimmer paper for my background panel (our current copper foil would work too but I liked the idea of the added texture of glimmer paper) and cut a leaf in each colour, backing with a Very Vanilla stitched square. My sentiment is from the stamp set in the bundle, called 'Love of Leaves'; I heat embossed it in copper and cut it out with a stitched rectangle. The front of my card is mostly diecuts - perfect for another link up over at SUO Challenges where the current challenge is to use dies/punches on your card - although I did add a little more stamping from the same set to the inside of my card:


I also added a border of leftover scraps of colours to create a co-ordinating border to complete my card.

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:

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; my day will consist of cooking, laundry, hockey and BBQ - not necessarily in that order! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (16) -

9/13/2020 2:18:22 PM #

I love this!  These leaves are just fabulous, I have used them a lot lately in my stamp room!  The stitching adds such a nice dimension.  They look great against the glimmer paper too....adds a nice touch to the simplicity of the diecuts!  Beautiful!


LaurieUnited States
9/13/2020 5:57:01 PM #

I went with leaves too! I love how you used the copper glimmer paper..really striking!!


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
9/13/2020 6:22:27 PM #

love the contemporary look of this card


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
9/13/2020 7:44:12 PM #

So pretty, Joanne - love these leaves, and how gorgeous with the glimmer panel!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/13/2020 9:32:14 PM #

Very pretty! The layering around the gold really brings harmony to the colours. This is yet another set I wish I'd got....


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
9/14/2020 8:44:02 PM #

Joanne, I love everything about this card, especially incorporating metallics. Just beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at and hope that you join us again tomorrow!


Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
9/15/2020 12:09:39 PM #

Hey Joanne, Happy Birthday for last week.....hope you had a lovely day.  
Lovely autumn card - these colours look fabulous together.  I really like all the embossed stitching.  Chantell x x


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/16/2020 4:07:44 PM #

Joanne, this is fabulous!!!!!!!  I love the layout and these leaves.  The copper adds so much dimension and the sentiment is perfect!!!!!!!  I love everything about this card!!!!!  I hope you had a great birthday!  


Rachael Lewsley
Rachael LewsleyAustralia
9/17/2020 2:00:02 AM #

Oh, I just love the warm colours you've used Joanne! Gorgeous addition of some sparkle too. Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink x


Fiona Whitehead
Fiona WhiteheadUnited Kingdom
9/17/2020 9:35:55 AM #

Such gorgeous colours - I love those leaves - thanks for sharing with us at SU Only challenge this week.


Mary Deatherage
Mary DeatherageUnited States
9/17/2020 9:01:47 PM #

Love this clean and layered card, JoAnn - SO pretty.  Those leaves are some of my favorites ever!  Beautiful!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
9/18/2020 4:26:04 AM #

I love the bold look of this card, Joanne! These stitched leaves look fabulous against the copper glimmer paper. Beautiful!  Great always!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
9/18/2020 3:05:27 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous! I absolutely love the way you showcased the colors and you are so right, the pop of texture from the glimmer paper is perfect. Love the layout, too.


jaydeeUnited States
9/18/2020 3:43:37 PM #

Joanne, so on trend!  I love the color blocked leaves.  A fabulous modern way to showcase these rich colors.  Fabulous card


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
9/18/2020 7:15:03 PM #

The die cut leaves give your card such a clean, crisp look and the copper glitter paper is a terrific choice!  Gorgeous card Joanne and wonderful way to combine all the challenge colors!


AllisaUnited States
9/19/2020 12:37:08 AM #

Great fall card, love the glitter background.


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