Thursday, September 11, 2014

An Autumn Card for The Paper Players


I was excited to see that The Paper Players had a Fall Theme this week.  I love the warm and vibrant colours of autumn and the textures.  My youngest daughter, Jaimie, loves the fall months as well, especially October, her birthday month.  I wanted to share with you a little about her talents with watercolour and script that she is displaying and selling on Etsy.

Here is her latest print:

                                                           Fall Art Printable/ Autumn Printable/ Autumn Decor/ Instant Download

If you are interested in her work, here is her Etsy store, HoneyBee Paperie.

Here is The Paper Players' Challenge #212:


I used a fall palette from the Designer Series Paper I used on this card, Colour Me Autumn.  The layout I chose was from a Mojo Monday sketch from away back:


And here is another look at my design:



  • This is such an interesting layout to work with.  I had a lot of fun with all the different layers.  I used this layout way back in September 2012 and I updated it with fresh colours and images. It is one of my all-time favourites.
  • I used lots of different stamp sets for this card:  Truly Grateful, Trust God, Kinda Eclectic and Apothecary Art.  See if you can tell me which image belongs to which set in the comments below.  No fair looking in the catalogue!
  • I really like the look of excess embossing powder on the edges of an embossed panel.  After stamping the leaf image in VersaMark, I also added a little VersaMark around the edges of the 2 1/2" circle.  I added Gold Stampin' Emboss powder and heat set the whole thing with my Heat Tool.
  • The Burlap Ribbon is a great accent for a fall card.  It reminds me of Potato Sacks that we used to use for Sack Races!  Super texture!
Thanks for stopping by today.  Stay tuned tomorrow for another As You See It Challenge!


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10 comments :

Eunice said...

Love the combination of colors you have used here, very fall-ish. New word for the dictionary, lol. Here are my guesses: Truly Grateful - sentiment; Trust God - little verse (Live Simply...); Kinda Eclectic - leaves; Apothecary Art - woodgrain chevron.

Eunice said...

Oh, dear. 50%. Didn't do too well, did I? Guess I haven't spent enough time doing 'homework'.
I also wanted to say a big Happy Birthday to As You See It Challenges. I wasn't able to participate this week, but have really enjoyed your challenges to create cards.

Heather Cooper said...

Good guesses, but not quite Eunice! :)

laurie said...

I love all the layers and textures of this card..the burlap and colors add to the fall-like feel..great card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Andrea W said...

Wow! Look at all the stamp set you combined. Your card is lovely and full of great fall colors and details. Thanks for sharing your talent at The Paper Players.

stampwithsandy said...

What a fabulous collage of stamps, colors, shapes and texture! Just wonderful, Heather! So happy you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

Joanne James said...

This card has so much fall goodness going on - colours, papers, stamps, textures - just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Yapha said...

What a spectacular card! I love all of the layers and textures! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

LeAnne said...

This is just lovely....love the layers too, a fun sketch to work with. Your daughter's artwork is lovely. I am itching to have that Anne of GG print! Might just get it and treat myself! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

Heather Cooper said...

Thanks, everyone! I find autumn so inspiring!