Friday, August 16, 2013

Truly Grateful Card

In case you haven't looked at the calendar, there is five weeks left until the beginning of Autumn. I don't know about you but I'm ready for Autumn to arrive. I LOVE the rich colors of the turning leaves and the crisp Autumn air.

Today I played with a couple of my new stamps and created this Truly Grateful Card. Before placing my last order I debated about buying the Magnificent Maple stamp because I have a ton of leaf stamps already, but I'm really glad I did. It's a wonderful size and it stamps beautifully.

This card was made with NO special tools. All I used was Stamps, Ink and Paper to participate at 'ABC' Challenges. When I first starting making cards I didn't have a lot of tools to use. This challenge took me back to the basics. The Natural Composition background paper has a woodgrain glossy finish and I sponged on whisper white craft ink to give it a whitewash finish. The other colors are: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Whisper White. The sentiment and acorn are from the new Truly Grateful stamp set from the Holiday Stampin' Up! catalog. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!

My Truly Grateful Card is entered into the following challenges:
All supplies by Stampin' Up!.


  1. This is absolutely beautiful in its simplicity. Love that leaf!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  2. a gorgeous autumn card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  3. Really beautiful design!! Love that woodgrain background and such a brilliant take on S.I.P. Thanks so much for stopping by with your kind words!! HUGS :)

  4. I love this card! What a great stamp set! I might have to pick this one up.

    thanks for joining us at creative corner challenges this week. Hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT

  5. Me too I love autumn :)
    I love how you altered the woodgrain paper - and the detail in that maple leaf? Gorgeous :)

  6. Love the white washed wood background! Beautiful crisp design! Thanks for playing along with the Flourishes Autumn Color Challenge!

  7. Your card turned out wonderfully! I love how you did your background! I have your card featured in our winner's post this week :) Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Challenges!

  8. A lovely design - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  9. A lovely card with an elegantly simple design. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges during our N week. Good luck. Caz


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