Beautiful Autumn

Hello everyone.  Today BS & J Productions is having a sketch challenge today.  I love sketch challenges because whenever I am stuck making something I go look for a card sketch on Pinterest and use that to make a card.  Here is our sketch for today.

Here is my card:

Stampin Up Beautiful Autumn

So the first thing you will notice is I didn’t totally use the sketch on this card.  I tried to put a square of cardstock behind the wreath but it had to be fairly big and didn’t fit properly.  The best thing I love about doing challenges with Jackie and Buffy is you don’t always have to do exactly what is outlined so this time I took the liberty of not putting in the tilted square.

To make this card the first thing I did was cut a piece of Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper that is 2″ x 5.5″.  I backed this with a 2.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Garden Green cardstock and layered that on a Soft Sea Foam card base.  Then I cut two of the wreaths out in Garden Green cardstock using the Wreath Builder Dies from the 2020/2021 Stampin Up Annual Catalog and layered both of them on top of each other.

After that I used the stamp set that is in the new August – December 2020 Catalog (previously known as the Holiday Catalog) called Beautiful Autumn. I knew the second I saw it I had to get it because it goes so well with the Wreath Builder Dies.  This stamp set is part of the Gilded Autumn Suite and has a punch bundle called Autumn Punch Pack.  If you buy the punches and the stamp set in a Bundle, you can save 10%.  The suite also has Designer Series Paper, ribbon, Acorn Trinkets and gorgeous Brushed Metallic cardstock.

I stamped the Maple leaves using Cherry Cobbler Ink on Real Red cardstock, the Oak leaves using Bumblebee ink on Crushed Curry cardstock and the acorns using Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Then I punched them out using the Acorn Punch Pack.  By they way, these punches also cut out shapes from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also stamped the sentiment on Crumb Cake cardstock using Soft Suede Ink.

I left it that way for a bit but I kept coming back to it because I felt it needed something more.  I tried a ribbon but that didn’t look right because of the sentiment so I finally decided to add a few sequins from Sequins For Everything pack.  This set of sequins has more than 3,000 pieces in it!

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using this card sketch.  They probably followed the rules, although sometimes they don’t so who knows! 

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3 thoughts on “Beautiful Autumn

  1. Susan, this is gorgeous!! I agree that we can modify our sketches to work with the images and you sure accomplished that. It looks like a perfect fall wreath!


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