Think of You in Fall Colors

This card was made with inspiration from three different card challenges:

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #335 (sketch).

Retro Rubber Stamps Challenge Blog #120 (stamps).
RRCB 120

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #362 (colors).

I used the "Ink, Spray & Smash" technique to create the fall colored background. This technique involves dropping various color re-inkers onto a craft mat, spraying them with water, then smashing your glossy cardstock into the colors multiple times to create your background. I used the colors from "Color My Heart Color Dare" challenge when I chose the re-inkers.

After the ink had dried, I used a beloved Stampin' Up! (SU) "Autumn" skeleton leaf stamp set released in 2000 to stamp four different leaves using Stazon ink in various directions so the leaves extended off the edges of the paper. This met "Retro Rubber Stamp Challenge" that required using a stamp at least one year old (mine was 19 years old!!!).

The overall card design was from the "Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge" which had the matted vertical panel with a slanted sentiment and sequins scattered across the color space.

The sentiment was die cut using SU Crushed Curry and SU Elegant Eggplant cardstock (offset to create a drop shadow). The sentiment was adhered using Tombow glue. The leaf sequins were colored with Sharpie markers, then attached with small pieces of Scor-Tape.

The card wasn't hard to create, but did require some time to allow the ink to dry. I am rating the difficulty level as a "2" out of a possible "5".

I think these three challenges meshed perfectly!

Stamps: SU Autumn
Paper: SU Elegant Eggpant, Cajun Craze, Glossy Photo Paper, Crushed Curry
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Re-inkers Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Cajun Craze, Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebrate Thinlits Dies, Craft Mat, Misc Leaf Sequins, Sharpie Pens Purple, Pink, Orange, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Scor-Tape
Techniques: Ink Spray & Smash, Die Cutting


  1. Gorgeous background. Loving the beautiful colours with the "skeleton" leaf stamped images. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    sue n.

  2. The background you created for this card is so pretty and the skeleton stamping is the perfect compliment. Thanks for submitting to AHSC.

  3. What a great boldly colored card! I love the background and how it highlights the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  4. Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  5. I like the blended background, very arty. Thanks for joining us at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.

  6. The background on this card is absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge. Please come back soon and share more of your projects with us. I can't wait to see what you create! 💙☕Miss.Carrie


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