Thursday, September 22, 2011

Autumn Colors

Happy fall, everyone!  Yesterday was the most beautiful day here in mid-Michigan.  I would love it to be that way year round temperature-wise.  But I know that we need the colder weather for the leaves to change color and it's such a beautiful sight that I wouldn't want to miss it.   Speaking of colorful leaves, I made this card for a challenge at My Craft Spot (fall leaves) but it also fits with the challenge at Cooking with Cricut (#52 The Colors of Autumn.)

The background paper is from the DCWV Amber Autumn stack.  I cut 10 leaves from Straight from the Nest out of white cardstock.  Then I used Distress Inks in Dried Marigold,  Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo to color them.  I didn't like the matte finish so I used my VersaMark and embossed them with clear powder.  I cut a circle from George with the center cut out to use as a base for the leaves.  Three colors of twine and a scrap of ribbon make the bow on top.


  1. What a elegant card! It's beautiful! Love the wreath! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!


  2. Beautiful card! Your leaves are so realistic, too. Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  3. Beautiful card!! I love your gorgeous wreath! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  4. What a beautiful card! It reminds me of where I used to live in Michigan! I lived in Western Michigan and the colors of fall there are SO BEAUTIFUL! You don't get that here in Florida :-( Thank you so much for playing along with us at


  5. Such a beautiful fall card, love the leafs you used to make the wreath on the card. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

  6. Beautiful!! I really like how you did the leaves with the embossing powder! Great job!

  7. Beautiful card and I love how you inked the leaves! Wow-great job.

  8. Beautiful...the leaves are just gorgeous !!! You did a great job with the inking and embossing!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  9. Your leaves look amazing!! They could almost be real! Wow! I'm so impressed! What a lovely wreath - and card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
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