Autumn smile

Hi everyone!

I love the autumn colours for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge – purple, orange, yellow and green and used the same distress inks as the challenge host, the talented Amy Rysavy. I wanted to created a sponge blended background, with limited brown – always a challenge with this palette! I sponged really lightly to maintain the colours – it looks like I used completely different inks to Amy, doesn’t it?!

I wanted to add some shimmer to my coloured panel so I added just one spritz of distress mica spray. I love the effect you get from just one spray. So difficult to stop at just one though!!

Anyway, I used the fabulous striped leaf die from Altenew and some kraft cardstock to create the inlaid die-cut background and added the embossed Altenew sentiment. But I didn’t feel the card was completely finished. Then I saw the theme for Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – add metal. So I dusted down my neglected box of brads, added a few and called the card done!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Such a gorgeous card, love the kraft background and the colorful leaves. Very pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra


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