All About Autumn Horse Chestnut Leaves PP664

by Joanne James29. October 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 Claire to host this week and since it's the fifth Sunday of the month she has a bonus tic-tac-toe board challenge for us to work with:


I went across the middle of the board with patterned paper/diecut/enamel dots and used the layout over at Sketch Saturday to showcase another of the beautiful autumn leaf papers in the All About Autumn paper pack - take a look:


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

I cut a slanted banner of the design featuring autumnal horse chestnut leaves and added it to my Cajun Craze card base. I used a sentiment from the retired stamp set 'Lighthearted Leaves', an old favourite of mine, as it seemed to fit the theme of my card perfectly:

I added a couple of narrow strips of copper foil and a vellum leaf accent (cut using my retired Stitched Leaves Dies) for a little added texture and a trio of copper enamel dots to complete my card. 

All in all pretty simple, but a lovely celebration of autumn leaves - so I'm sharing with the ladies over at TGIF Challenges too.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


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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 hope you all enjoyed the extra hour in bed - I will be using my extra time today to do some gardening! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (10) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/29/2023 7:10:53 PM #

Joanne, I LOVE this card!  The gorgeous DSP and the vellum leaf are just perfect!  WOW!  This sentiment is lovely and copper foil strips and metallic dots add so much detail!  I finally got to order this paper, so I am going to CAS this beauty!  Have an amazing week, My Friend and Thanks for rocking my challenge this week!

Diane Hover
Diane HoverUnited States
10/30/2023 11:59:34 AM #

Very pretty and such a delicate leaf, kind of 'dreamy'!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketch Saturday!
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Kim S
Kim SUnited States
10/30/2023 12:49:43 PM #

I love the way you used the sketch! The autumn paper is gorgeous especially with the Cajun Craze. The gold and vellum accents are lovely.  It's all so perfect with the sentiment.

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
10/31/2023 4:56:33 AM #

Beautiful card Joanne. My favorite part is the die cut leaf. Great job combining the three challenges.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/31/2023 12:45:04 PM #

This paper is perfect for your sentiment as well as your pretty vellum leaf.  And who knew they were horse chestnut leaves?  Certainly not I!  Lovely creation!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/1/2023 3:39:33 AM #

Beautiful, Joanne! This autumn paper was perfect for this sketch. It gives the card such a unique sense of depth. The sentiment is beautiful. I LOVE it!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/1/2023 9:32:41 PM #

How effective is that simple diagonal cut at the end of the dsp strip! And the vellum leave .... great!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
11/2/2023 3:04:52 AM #

Joanne, this Emily Bronte quote is perfect for your card! In fact, this card is lovely. I love the addition of the vellum leaf peaking out from the sentiment.
Xoxo, Fran

Melissa Seplowitz
Melissa SeplowitzUnited States
11/2/2023 10:10:17 PM #

What a great card, love the sentiment!  Thank you for playing along with #TGIFC444.

jaydeeUnited States
11/3/2023 1:40:38 PM #

Joanne, one of my favorite sayings!  I love how you added the gold and that vellum leaf is just perfect.  It adds texture without detracting from that sentiment.  Great layout, too.

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