Autumn Trio

On Saturday past, I had a card making afternoon and created three autumn themed cards.

I began by using a new clear stamp by Inkadinkadoo- "Corn Stalks" #60-30561. First of all, I sponged Tim Holtz distress inks Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade on glossy C/S, then I embossed the image in black which created fall colours in the plants and the yellow harvest moon. I cut it out with Spellbinders circles.
I embossed Coordination paper with the Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest folder #37-1906, sanded the embossed areas, and sponged TH Spiced Marmalade on the leaves and pumpkins. The edge was distressed with TH distressing tool and sponged with the same two colours of inks.

Each card I created a little differently with brads, rafia, punches, crocheted edged ribbon, Sizzix Sizzlet pumpkin & oak leaf dies, chipboard phrase, Spellbinder scallop circles, Spellbinder Curved Rectangle nesties, etc.  The two bottom cards have the fall verse label on  the inside.

The verse label is also a new Inkadinkadoo clear set that contains two phrase stamps- "Autumn Verses" #60-30566.

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I am entering the first card "Fall Gold" into the following challenges:

-Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: "Fall Photo Inspiration  #132
-Friday Mashup #26: Fall & Brad
-Dragon Den: Fall into Colour
-Pals Paper Arts #113: Heat Embossing

Oct. 3/2011


  1. Fantastic cards! They have a very vintage feel to them and I love that. You did a spectacular job on all of them.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful! Love everything about this. thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

  3. WOW this is a great set of Fall cards! I love the look of all of them! That vintage set is perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  4. WOW Sharon, these cards are stunning! The vintage feel you gave them are beautiful. I love the different looks, but your interpretation of our inspiration photo is consistent in each! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy

  5. Sharon, your cards so so classy! I love the colors, the embossing, the embellishments; they are just great! I couldn't pick a favorite!

  6. Beautiful fall cards love how you did a different take on all three cards .

  7. Wow, these are all stunning! Love the vintage look of them ... gorgeous fall colors! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

  8. What a beautiful fall card! Love the colors.
    Thank you for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge.


  9. Hi - these are gorgeous - love the colours and individual details ! Esther xx

  10. Hi Sharon,

    Lovely Autumn themed cards, I really like all three variations that you've created, there is lots of lovely detail in your design.

    I'm glad you joined in the fun with us this week.
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  11. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the golden hue! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  12. Beauifully composed autumn card. Love the composition of flowers and diecuts and that ribbon makes it beautiful. The embossed pumpkins makes it pop. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck.Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina x

  13. These are lovely Sharon! Keep 'em coming!

  14. OHHH I love these, the images and colors are fantastic!!!!