Autumn Blessings

Hi everyone! I’m here to share a project I created for Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team! The theme this month we had to do something with a holiday/season theme and I decided I would create a card with an Autumn theme.

I started with a folded 6″x6″ piece of cardstock, 4 1/2″x5 1/2″ of patterned paper, two Embroidery Hoops and a Needle Book Diecuts as the base for the beginning of my card.

I inked the edges of the patterned paper and adhered off center of the card base.

Next I staggered the embroidery hoops dies over the needle book die and adhered to the back side of the needle book diecut.

This is what the front should look like and I didn’t glue the hoops down on the front since I wanted to be able to add embellishments underneath.

I cut down three straws, splattered with paint and once dry tied thread around all three and adhered to the card.

I cut two of the larger leaves and one for the leaf sprigs from the Spring Leaves from white cardstock. I painted those with water colors and when almost dry I shaped and then splattered with brown water colors. Next I cut four of the Romance Flowers from white cardstock and did the same as I did with the leaves. Lastly I cut four of the Heart and Soul Flowers from cardstock, shaped and put together and added an extra large brad to the center. I adhered that along with the larger leaves and two of the smaller romance flowers to the lower half of the card.

I printed the sentiment from the computer, inked the edges and glued along with the other two flowers and the leaf sprig to the upper corner of the card.

I added a few fake berries, copper metallic thread and a mini pine cone to finish off my card.
If you are looking for more ideas from Eileen Hull’s Inspiration Team you can find some past posts HERE and HERE.
As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Also I would like to submit this project for the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes: Challenge Weeks #304-305
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Photo Inspiration
Crafty hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: October 2017
Just Keep on Creating: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is awesome and enjoy creating!


5 thoughts on “Autumn Blessings

  1. This is STUNNING, Tonya! I love all the amazing layers and textures. SO cool. I can't say enough about this….it's one of my absolute FAVORITES!!! Thank you SO much for sharing this with us. I love having you play along in our challenges. What a treat.Blessings to you,Karen LWord Art WednesdayP.S. I wanted to let you know about a fabulous sale at Secret Garden Crafts if you happen to need any flowers for your crafting. You can get FREE SHIPPING on orders $20+ here:

  2. Gorgeous card. Love the tutorial. Great take on the photo inspiration. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Photo Inspiration Challenge. Gayatri xx

  3. Such lovely details, texture and colour in this card, thanks so much for the tutorial as well. Thanks for sharing this at Just Keep on Creating xxx

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