Saturday, October 28, 2017

Season of Thanks.....

Hello everyone: I noticed the other day that I'm low on my Thanksgiving cards and I need to add a few more just so I wont get all crazy trying to make some with very little time to spare.
Here is this one that I will also link to a few challenges at the end of this post.

I still have some of my beloved Lili of the Valley pattern paper, I like it a lot because it's one sided, I can't imagine turning this pretty pattern upside down. This card is pretty simple, I stamped this leaf from the retired Stampin' Up! set called "Gently Falling" that came out back in the 2011-2012 Holiday Mini catalog.  I stamped this leaf on watercolor paper with SU markers then, I went over the image with a damp aqua painter to move the colors around.  I added some spots with another retired SU set called "Gorgeous Grunge". The little sentiment is from Flourishes.

I've been finishing the inside of my cards to save time when I need to mail them, here is a picture of this one.

The sentiment is from "A Season of Thanks" from Flourishes (retired) and the leaf is from a Our Daily Bread set called Autumn Blessings.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Double D Challenges "LEAVE" it to me! "Use leaves and the mood board"

Words 2 Craft By Challenge #46 "Autumn"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Darlene said...

Beautiful card inside and out Maria!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LEAVE it to me!’ challenge as well as the 'I See Spots' challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Sonny P. said...

Love the colors and that beautiful leaf !!
Also like the layout .

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how you showed the pretty inside! Lovely inking on the leaf, also. Thanks for play along with us at Words 2 Craft By!

Brian King said...

That focal leaf is GORGEOUS! Such a sweet card!

Vicki robertson said...

Lovely Fall card! What a beautiful color combination. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Leave it to me" Challenge.

Mary Fish said...

I adore how you added that little tag and touch of linen!

Vickie Z said...

Great use of the sketch and colors!! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Sybrina K said...

Hi Maria! What a pretty card... and I'm loving that gorgeous leaf! Thanks so much for joining us for our autumn leaf challenge at Words 2 Craft By. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, Maria, beautiful! I, too, have a problem with double sided paper. If it's pretty on both sides I can't bear to sacrifice any of it, so it may not get used at all. I love how you colored the leaf, and the paper is the sweetest! A petite pattern that makes it good for cards. Yes, it makes me crazy to leave the insides unfinished, so they're always lined and decorated before I can move on. I'm so glad to see your card in our Leave it to Me Challenge at Double D. Thanks for joining us!

Terri Snode said...

Very pretty card. Leaf image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "I See Spots" challenge.

Gwendolyn said...

Thats such a really gorgeous card Maria, I especially love how you coloured the leaf. Thanks for joining us over at The Sisterhood of Crafters and we hope to see your wonderful creations again in our next challenge! Hugs Gwendolyn