Two Stashbusting Fall Cards

Two Stashbusting Fall Cards

Hello friends! Today's cards were inspired by a few challenges: Inspired By...Colorful Fall (#IB188), The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #560, and Global Design Project #311. I really enjoyed pulling out some supplies that I hadn't used in a while and to keep using my patterned paper (one of my crafty goals this year).




Supplies used:


I started the card by creating the leaves. I found three different patterned papers in my stash and sprayed each of them with some different colors of Technique Junkies' Shimmering Bliss spray--Mixed Metals on a brown piece of paper, Wine Stain on another piece of paper, and Just Squeezed on a third piece. After they had dried, I used the solid leaf die from a two piece leaf set in my stash to cut out some maple leaves. Then I die cut gold foil paper using the top die 3 times. I glued the two layers together on each leaf and let them dry. 

Next, I pulled out a cover die out of my stash and used it to cut out a mostly white piece of patterned paper. Then I stamped the sentiment with Acorn VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed it with Holographic heat embossing powder. Using the smallest stitched flag die from the Master Layout 2 set, I cut the sentiment out and then ink blended the edges of the flag with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. I glued a strip of patterned paper behind the sentiment. 

Then I started to assemble the card. I added 2 pieces of gold sparkly washi tape down the left part of the card and then glued the white patterned paper that was previously cut with the cover plate. Next, I added foam tape behind two of the leaves (orange and red) and then added them to the card. (I decided to hold onto the brown leaf for the next card.) I then glued a dimensional sticker leaf sticker in between the two other leaves to mimic the sketch. I then added more foam tape (1-2 layers) behind the sentiment and then added it to the card. Finally, I glued some sequins around the card and then splattered some gold watercolor across the card.

Card #2: 

Additional/different supplies used:

This card was made in a very similar way as the first card. I die cut a piece of yellow patterned paper with the Canyon Mini Cover Plate die. I then ink blended some Spiced Marmalade ink around the edges of the white A2-sized card base. I then ran the Ground Espresso around the edges of the card base to create a border. Next, I glued the die cut Mini Cover Plate paper onto the card base. I then added the third leaf I had made originally made for the first card with foam tape.


Then I added two dimensional leaf stickers (one above and one below the die cut leaf). Next, I cut a piece of gold washi tape a little larger than the sentiment die and then cut the ends to mimic the flag die. I then added foam behind the sentiment and added that on top of the washi tape. I then glued sequins and added gem stickers and finished up the card by splattering gold watercolor across the card.


Thanks for reading!



  1. Anna, these leaves are so beautiful = no wonder you couldn't stop at just one card!! Thanks so much for sharing one of them with Inspired By! I love the bit of 'frost' you've added!
    =] Michele

  2. Love these sparkly beauties! The leaves work perfectly for the set of 3 to follow the sketch and I really like the mix of nature with all the sparkle and geometric background! Fun all around! Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players!

  3. Wow, Anna! You can't beat gold and sparkle! These fall cards are absolutely stunning. I am so glad you shared at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Those leaves and diecuts are fabulous Anna and I'm loving the sparkle too. Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  5. The gold adds so much, such a beautiful card!! Thank you for inspiring us @IB this week!


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