Clean And Simple Autumn Leaves TT182

by Joanne James6. October 2022 17:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and the lovely Betty is our featured designer this week. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 


Lots of seasonal delights on today's board! I went across the middle row with orange, free and autumn leaves to make a clean and simply thank you card - take a look:


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

Today's card is clean and simple in style, although took a little effort to achieve. My Cajun Craze cardbase with heat embossed sentiment from 'Lovely You' was easy enough, but for the top layer I wanted to create a diecut edge detail using the oak leaf die in the Chic die set. It may look at first glance as if this card is simply a split panel with a trio of leaves adhered in a diagonal on top, but that's not the case! I created a mask using a trio of diecut leaves and some masking paper, and used this to mask the Vanilla panel and then added colours to the area below the mask where my leaf diecuts would ultimately sit. I used the Color Dare colours (bottom row, plus top left orange), then adhered my distressed gold leaf diecut leaves on top, so that my blended colour showed through. Finally I trimmed my border to the bottom outer edge of my leaf shapes. This was a little time-consuming, but I really love the effect - the leaves look so autumnal to me and the touches of gold with the distressed paper I used for the outlines and a few sequins to finish add to the richness:  


I am super happy with my clean and simple card so will also be linking up with the lovely peeps over at Addicted to CAS where the codeword is 'Autumn' - for me, synonymous with the changing colours of the leaves. I hope you like today's creation!

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. 

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy the rest of your day; I'll be 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 (6) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
10/7/2022 4:11:46 AM #

I love the clean lines on your card - simply stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile

Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
10/7/2022 5:35:55 PM #

Great CAS fall card! Love the gold outline of the leaves. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

Debi Gardner
Debi GardnerUnited States
10/8/2022 2:30:43 AM #

I love the white space & then the beautiful POP of color at the bottom. Your leaves are stunning. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

VickyUnited Kingdom
10/8/2022 7:20:24 PM #

I'm still trying to wrap my head around how you made this Joanne but however you did it, it's spectacular! LOVE those gold outlined oak leaves with the glowing orange centres! Thank you for coming to play at Addicted to CAS. Vicky x

jaydeeUnited States
10/14/2022 1:36:02 PM #

Joanne, I love the gold outlining on the oak leaves is gorgeous.  It really makes them pop.  I also love the layout.  The stark contrast of the colors is fabulous, too.  So glad you shared this beauty with us at Addicted to CAS this week

AimeeUnited States
10/16/2022 5:51:26 PM #

I love this card. Very pretty and the touch off gold is just lovely.
Thanks for playing along with us at Color Dare 😍

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