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Sunday, November 12, 2017

All Things Autumn

Hi, everyone! Hope it's been a good weekend.

It was a banner day here. I solved the entire Sunday crossword. (Hooray for me!) And, I packed up and mailed a huge box of SAS4Kids for the patients at Nationwide Children's. (Hooray for the kids, and huge thanks to our wonderful card makers!)

Today's cards were inspired by two challenges.
SOS Autumn Color Palette

  • The first of these is the current Shopping Our Stash Autumn Color Challenge. I just adore fall colors, and couldn't resist the excuse to play with some gorgeous Bo Bunny papers. 
  • The second challenge is the Typography Card Challenge over at Cards in Envy. You'll see I made three cards. However, I think only the one with the yellow ribbon is flat enough to meet CIE requirements. (And, speaking of that yellow ribbon... It is Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon that was dyed with mustard seed, scattered straw, and dried apricot Distress Inks. Don't you just love the way it turned out?!) 

Stampin' Up! early espresso cardstock; Bo Bunny Farmer's Market dp
CTMH stamp, heat embossed using Versamark and Recollections gold powder
Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon, dyed with mustard seed, scattered straw,, and dried apricot Distress Inks
adhesives: Scotch ATG; foam backing; Zots glue dots

The only difference in supplies used for the middle and right cards shown in the first pic are:
  • SU copper embossing powder, SU cherry cobbler cardstock, and Really Reason Ribbon ribbon used for middle card, and
  • SU cherry cobbler ribbon used on the right card.
This Bo Bunny paper really is gorgeous, and the metallic embossed text couldn't be any prettier. To achieve a nice result, I embossed each banner at least two times. And, when needed, touched up using a Versamark pen. 

Parting Thoughts

If you have a chance to play with paper in the next couple of weeks, consider playing along with us at Words 2 Craft By. The uber talented Penny Ward is hosting... and is offering a Crafter's Companion prize!     
Have a great week! Until next time, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. All 3 cards are beautiful and I love the gold embossed look!! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhh Sybrina!
    These are so very lovely!!
    The copper is a perfect accent colour.
    Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our Autumn Colour Palette challenge!!

  3. Beautiful colors on your card, Sybrina and I love the way you did the words! Thanks for sharing it with us for our Cards in Envy Typography card challenge.

  4. Gorgeous, Gorgeous cards Sybrina, love the gold embossing with your rich pattern papers, the bows are amazing and finish all of this cards beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  5. What an absolutely beautiful card! I've always love autumn colors and your gold embossing is just lovely. So great having you join us at Cards in Envy! Have a beautiful day!

  6. LOVE your layout, and the bows are a perfect balance to the bold sentiment. Great job!!

  7. Hi my friend! These are absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the DSP and gold embossing. So happy to see you in the CIE gallery...thanks for playing along ~ Hugs, Annie

  8. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh how amazingly lovely! i love ALL the versions of this gorgeous autumn masterpiece! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥

  9. Wow Sybrina, these cards are beyond gorgeous! Love the deep, rich autumn colors!

  10. Gorgeous cards Sybrina! Love the embossing - it always adds elegance to a card. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  11. your fall cards are stunning!!! LOVE the gold!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!