This is a card I made for a (not quite) local stamp shop's challenge. The pieces I was required to use were the fall leaves paper, yellow and tan cardstock, along with the leaf shaped metal brad.
I started out by adding a bit of glitter to the veins of the leaf brad to help it stand out a little more. Then I cut a square of burlap to layer it on. I knew I wanted to add some stitching so I went with this three-paneled background which always looks so nice sewn. I picked up some of this super cute leaf trim thinking it would be perfect for this card and I think it is. I love this crinkly textured brown ribbon I got as well. I ended up layering the whole thing on a dark green cardstock which I think really brings out the hint of green in the patterned paper.
I couldn't resist doing the inside even though only the front of the card will be judged. I inked the edges of the tan cardstock a bit and used the reverse side of the patterned paper for the corners. The zigzag stitching on the yellow cardstock makes me think of Charlie Brown now that I'm looking at it!The contest is people's choice, so fingers crossed that lots of people like it and vote!
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!