Monday 23 September 2013

A Wonderfall autumn thank you

It's not been easy joining in with my favourite challenges just lately due to life throwing a few surprises our way but when I saw Arielle's sketch over at Retro Sketches I had an idea that I had to try out. I had the CASual Fridays 'Fall colours with a leaf' challenge in my head too. Come and see:

I loved the split front of the sketch and decided to flip it and use it for this autumnal card using the wonderful Wonderfall set. (Sorry, but there's something about the name Wonderfall that makes it obligatory to put the adjective 'wonderful' with it!)

Just look at those fabulous stylised leaves and that cute acorn, all tied up with linen thread!

I used a combination of smooth and textured card stock for the split panel, piercing along the split edges for added detail. The sentiment is stamped on the card front itself using a stamp-a-majig to make sure it was exactly where I wanted it.

This is the fabulous sketch I was working from:

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wonderfall, Express Yourself
Ink: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie,Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Cajun Craze smooth and core'dinations
Other: Markers, Linen thread, Essentials piercing pack, stamp-a-majig

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I feel this is an appropriate ending for today's post:



  1. I think your post title took the words right out of my mouth, Vicky! This is a wonderful autumn thank you!!

  2. Great take on the sketch Vicky-Perfect Autumnal card-and the twine finishes it off really well :)
    Have a good day,Nessa xxx

  3. Wonderfully warm card Vicky, love the CAS design and those fab leaves!

  4. Very nice indeed.

    Sarn xxx

  5. A great take on the sketch Vicky with a stunning Autumnal card.

  6. Vicky I love your warm fall card and the fabulous leaves and acorn. Nice to see you again!

  7. Love this autumnal card Vicky the acorn is gorgeous! Gay and I missed you yesterday but we managed to keep our spirits up by spending our pennies:)
    Val x

  8. So very pretty. no, beautiful the colours are so Autumn, love it.

  9. I like your take on the sketch! The colours are just perfect for an autumn card. I can't get used to the word "Fall" for autumn!! The leaves over here are just starting to change colour and the maple in front of my house has lovely shades of orange and red at the top!!

  10. This is really lovely Vicky! I love the plain/textured card combo and the paper piercing :)
    Lizy xx

  11. Love that very contemporary autumn feel to this card, beautiful stamping and the twine tie is perfect.


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