Monday, October 8, 2018


Hello again!  It's time for a new Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers!  Pam is hosting this week and she has chosen the lovely combination of Real Red, Garden Green and So Saffron, with a "dessert" option of stenciling. I'm also joining the SCS Free For All challenge to make a small or long tall card. 

I'm also joining the current challenge at The Paper Players, with a theme challenge of leaves or trees. 


Originally I was going to make a Christmas card with the challenge colors but when my first attempt ended up in the trash bin, I decided an autumn themed card would work perfectly.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn and Scattered Straw Distress Inks to sponge the leaves through the stencil on a Bristol panel, then lightly added Antique Linen over the background and Walnut Stain around the edges.  It was trimmed down in order to fit a tall and skinny card, then gold embossing powder was heat set around the edges.

The sentiment was also heat set with gold embossing powder on Very Vanilla card stock, then adhered to a Real Red layer, both of which die cut with Tags & Labels Framelits.  After wrapping the panel with gold cord and popping the sentiment up with foam tape, the stenciled panel was adhered to the card base and a few Nuvo Crystal drops added.

Are you like me, making loads of cards but sending them infrequently or not at all? I recently decided to start mailing cards more often to family and friends, just to let them know I was thinking of them, and this card will be going to a special friend.

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it so much!  I've added links above to The Paper Players and SCS above, so be sure to check out all the challenges.


Product details
Stamps:  Peaceful Place (sentiment/SU)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, Early Espresso, Strathmore Bristol
Ink:  Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Versamark
Other:  Tim Holtz Autumn Leaves Layering stencil, Tags & Labels Framelits (SU), Altenew Antique Gold embossing powder, Gold Cord, English Mustard and Woodland Green Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops


ElizStewart said...

Stef... your stenciling on this card is amazing! The sentiment is wonderful... so perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie Hile said...

SO pretty Stef! The colors are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us the week at The Paper Players!