Saturday, October 15, 2011

Autumn Elegance - Ribbon Reel Challenge #12

Autumn is in full swing here and I just love making cards that showcase my favorite season. I made a thank you card for Ribbon Reel's Challenge. I also thought that it would work for the Shabby Tea Room's Challenge.

There are so many things to like about the fall. I love the natural earthy colors that get a little glammed up right before the season changes even cooler. Red maples, golden aspens, pale ornamental grasses blowing in the crisp breeze... what's not to love?

I wanted some of those things to come across in the pale card with just a hint of warmth. The challenge at Ribbon Reel was to create an elegant autumn card with orange, neutrals, and flowers. Sounds great to me! I tried something new by making some rosettes out of ribbon. It's not too difficult, just a little fussy trying to get it to lay just so. I stamped a verse on the main flower using PTI's Beautiful Blessings Stamps. The verse is 1 Corinthians 13 and is just a mixture of parts of verses in that "love" chapter. The sentiment simply says, "It's the little things that matter most". When someone does something out of the goodness of their heart and full of love, it really does show. Attitude can be such a little thing but in can make a huge difference!

As always, thanks for looking!
Materials used:

Inks and paints: fresh snow (PTI), Tea stain distress ink (TH), sugar maple (Glimmer mist), cream paint
Paper: fawn, cream, shimmery pumpkin (Bazzill), Simply Chartreuse (PTI) and cardboard; patterned paper "I do" wedding (EK)
Stamps: Beautiful Blessings, Gratitude Journal, and Bitty Background Basics (PTI)
Dies: Mat Stack 1, Beautiful Blooms 2, and Sending You (PTI)
Embellies: Summer Sunrise ribbon (PTI), Organza ribbon stained with sugar maple glimmer mist, cream crocheted lace, small brad, and machine stitching


  1. A very lovely card! Such pretty colored flowers and beautiful ribbon treatment! I just browsed through your blog and noted fabulous creations! Am now a follower! Take care and have a great weekend!!:-))

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  3. This is beautiful, love the embellishments, especially that gorgeous flower. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at The Ribbon Reel.

  4. So pretty and shabby - gorgeous! Your flowers are beautiful :)Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel and The Shabby Tearoom