I mentioned in my last post that I recently purchased the Autumn Leaves bundle. This card uses all of the leaf stamps and coordinating dies along with one of the greetings. I really like doing foliage-based cards in the Fall because it is so inspirational in nature around me. Vermont is starting to show off the Fall colors, and it’s great to be able to showcase some of that in some cards. This set has some greetings that are in a very small font that are meant to partner with larger script greetings like the one that I used here. I really like the versatility of those greetings and I hope that Stampin’ Up! will do more of that in the future.

When I purchased the bundle the papers that are part of the suite were unavailable. The paper is gorgeous, so it is no surprise that it was in very high demand. Right now it is slated to come back in stock around October 9th, which isn’t that far away. I decided however to purchase the paper and ribbon from the Earthen Elegance Suite. These products also seem perfect for Fall-themed cards, although they aren’t exclusive to the season. I really like how they partner with the Autumn Leaves stamps for this card. How do you like it?

This current sketch was the inspiration for my card design. The big circle seemed like a perfect opportunity to use the new Deckled Circles dies to create an unobtrusive background behind the leaves. I used vellum cardstock for that on this card. It is perfect for adding a little visual difference with a softer effect that doesn’t overwhelm the card design. This sketch also seems perfect for showcasing some great patterned paper at the bottom. This is the first time I used the Earthen Elegance paper, and I like the interesting textures and designs of it.

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