Countryside Inn Country Wreath PP659

by Joanne James24. September 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:


The weather here has become much more autumnal this week, so I found myself feeling inspired by the beautiful autumn wreath that is bottom left of the Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration photo and decided to recreate it with the Color Dare colours above (I used my closest colours for all 6) for a pretty autumnal card - take a look:


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

I chose a striped pattern from the Countryside Inn designer series paper pack to accentuate the lines of the horizontal panels of the sketch as my starting point, then added my leafy wreath that I diecut using the Country Wreath Dies, with some pumpkins in Smoky Slate and Very Vanilla added from the retired Seasonal Swirls die set:

A fussy cut sentiment from 'Season of Chic', a linen thread bow and a trio of speckled dots complete my card. I had a few leftover bits and pieces so used them to add a little additional decoration to the inside of my card:


I love the softness of the Very Vanilla with the mix of browns and I think they compliment the blues nicely too.

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!

Enjoy your day; I'm planning on spending my day baking an gardening in equal measure! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (17) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
9/24/2023 9:48:43 PM #

Oh my - how pretty is this? Love the offset wreath against the blue background. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile

AimeeUnited States
9/25/2023 4:43:36 PM #

WHOA what a beautiful card. I love everything about it. The wreath is just darling. Thanks for playing along with us at color Dare.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/25/2023 6:45:40 PM #

Wow, kudos to you for putting this fabulous wreath together! Love those beautiful blues & neutrals...and the pumpkins are such a fun accent.  That DSP is a perfect background too! LOVE it all!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
9/25/2023 7:09:19 PM #

So beautiful, Joanne!  Love your wreath with those papers so much, and the little inside detail is gorgeous, too!  What fun!  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
9/25/2023 8:02:08 PM #

Oh my gosh, Joanne! The browns of the wreath are so striking against the blue paper. I love the linen thread bow and the bold sentiment. A beautiful card! Have a wonderful week!

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
9/27/2023 5:04:34 PM #

This is gorgeous, Joanne. Just came over to the challenge blog, and your card just struck me as so, so lovely. Great colors and great use of the sketch. I feel a CASE coming on!!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
9/28/2023 3:01:27 PM #

Joanne, those autumnal colors combined with the blues are beautiful! I was recently looking at some autumn papers longingly at my favorite art supplies store and thinking to change up my usual orange and brown tones. Your card really makes my eyes happy!
Xoxo, Fran

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/28/2023 9:31:14 PM #

What a little cutie this is. I wouldn't have gone to the blues with autumn colours but having seen this, I wonder why ever not!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
9/29/2023 4:10:26 AM #

Joanne, Your card is beautiful! I love the browns with the blue. And I'm a sucker for a good wreath.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/29/2023 6:17:48 PM #

I just love the blue with the Fall wreath!  It is so lovely and different!  I love the tiny pumpkins and and the fabulous feel of Fall.  This card will certainly brighten someones day!   Hope you are doing well!  Have a lovely weekend!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
9/30/2023 6:46:20 AM #

Oh my goodness, Joanne is this ever pretty! Love how the neutrals pop on that blue background. Fabulous for Fall indeed!

DebiUnited States
9/30/2023 8:57:44 PM #

LOVE the blue background against the Fall colored wreath. Stunning card all around. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
10/1/2023 2:28:00 PM #

Great fall thank you card. I love that wreath with the pumpkins. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

Patti Brunter
Patti BrunterUnited States
10/1/2023 4:16:16 PM #

Very creative card! I love the dsp and the way you created your wreath, so many little details, love! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Becca Yahrling
Becca YahrlingUnited States
10/2/2023 1:36:30 AM #

Wow, this is just stunning. The colors all come together so beautifully. And such a pretty composition. Thank you for sharing with us at Color Dare.

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
10/4/2023 6:46:55 PM #

Love the neutral wreath against the blue background... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.  

Vandra Stenton
Vandra StentonAustralia
10/9/2023 3:00:18 PM #

I love the neutral wreath against the blue background it really pops. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Challenge, I hope you can join us again soon.

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