Hello all and welcome to another challenge at Sparkles Forum, our winner and Top3 from the Things With wings challenge have been posted, was it you?

The lovely Vickie has set our new theme for us and that’s to use “Autumn/Fall Colours” on your project.  We’re sponsored this month by Crafty Ribbons with a voucher for the lucky winner.

For my project I went all inky again, and I went a bit mad with the old embossing powders too, lol.

I started off with a scrap of GinaK white stamping card and blended some Memento inks over it with duster brushes.  I die cut some leaves from scrap card using a Poppy Stamps Meadow Leaf die and found a couple of punched oak leaves in my pile of “things that might be useful”, and lightly adhered them to the inked card as stencils and added more colour.  The entire panel was edged with Memento Rhubarb Stalk, covered with Versmark ink and heat embossed with TH Holographic EP.



The paper was from a Theresa Collins pack and I backed it with some more scrap card to make it the same thickness as the stamped panel.  The two pieces were joined together on the back with some cheap copy paper.  The lace is from JoAnn’s and was threaded through with a scrap of thin dark purple ribbon and adhered to the front, neatly hiding the join.  The sentiment is Penny Black from the Salutations clear set and it was stamped with Black Versafine ink.  The entire panel was popped up on foam tape and added to a piece of shiny Bazzil card in a rich raspberry red colour.

The accent leaves turned out to be better than I’d planned.  They were cut from kraft and had been used as masks for the stamped panel so they were all shades of red, green, yellow and gold to begin with.


I dotted over a Fiskars orange glitter pen and very lightly embossed them with Stampendous Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel and then embossed them twice more with Stampendous Detail Clear.  To cover the leaf ends I added a wooden button from Michaels, and with a nod to Halloween approaching, trimmed it with a little piece of orange and white bakers twine!

I hope you find time to join us over at Sparkles this month, my teamies have made some fantastic projects to inspire you, you don’t have to make something with leaves and Autumn greetings on it, pop over to the main blog for many different ideas.


Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michaels ~ Bazzil ~ GinaK ~ Assorted scraps of kraft card
  • DP: Theresa Collins free with a UK card magazine
  • Stamps: Penny Black Salutations clear set
  • Ink: Various Memento inks ~ Versamark ~ Versafine
  • Embellies: Lace from JoAnn ~ Ribbon recycled from a package ~ Fiskars Glitter Pen ~ Stampendous Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel and Detail Clear Embossing Powder ~ Tim Holtz Holographic EP ~ Button from Michaels ~ Twine from American Crafts
  • Tools: Poppy Stamps Meadow Leaf die ~ Fiskars Oak Leaf Punch ~ Heat Gun ~ Cuttlebug



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Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ “O” for…. October leaves

Stamping Sensations ~ Warm Autumn Colours

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Bingo (Sparkle, Sentiment, Embossing)

Crafting At The Weekend ~ Anything Goes (3rd and final entry)