With this in mind I was really pleased to see that fantastic card stockist Papermill Direct have created an Autumn themed challenge with the winner becoming part of their design team. You can read more about the challenge over on their blog.
For the challenge we have to create something that represents Autumn and I came up with this card (and then whilst in a card making moment I made the second card too!).
The card is A5 in size with a cream base and I firstly made mask cutouts of the leaf stamps and inked through the cut outs on to smaller squares of card edging with distress ink, and then stamped the leaves with brown embossing powder to give an overlapped appearance and showing the veins of the leaves. The panel of text started as plain brown card which I then stamped with the Autumn themed text stamp in an embossing powder with a sheen so it shows up and shines. Finishing with a tied ribbon.
Whilst my mind was thinking of Autumn themed cards I also came up with this card using a brayering technique and embossed backing card which I think is really pretty.
Wish me luck in the challenge!!!