Friday, September 9, 2016

challenge card for fall

I have a friend who is having a benefit auction to raise funds to help her brother who was injured in an accident. I am putting together a basket of cards. I thought it would be fun to make a Fall card to add in to the basket. So since I had some time today I made this card. I combined the following challenges:
 A Day for Daisies #154   (Which was to use A Day for Daisies image and add wood.)
Cut it up #104 (Which is to have a die cut and watercolored element)
 Really Reasonable Ribbon #148 (Autumn theme and ribbon or trim)

I printed and watercolored this A Day for Daisies image. I then used a die to cut it out. 
I put some wood panels behind it. I thought it kind of looked like a farm fence. I added some burlap ribbon and some die cut leaves.

 The leaves were so much fun to make. I used CUTplorations TRENDY LEAVES 2 dies to cut the leaves out. The TRENDY LEAVES 2 stamps are really cute, but this time I just decided to use the die. I cut out the leaves and I crumpled them up so that they looked more like real leaves.

The base of my card I took copper and gold paint and made a textured background by dipping the paint onto a crumpled up piece of paper and dabbing it to the white cardstock. It turned out with a marble like finish.



  1. How sweet of you to donate your time and beautiful cards for the auction! I think a basket of cards is a wonderful idea.

    I love all the textures in this one. Thanks for linking to Cut it Up for our Watercolor challenge!


  2. What a wonderful card MariLynn - love how you have made the background, and the leaves are perfect.

  3. Hey MariLynn!! So glad to visit your blog today and see your adorable card! I love those crumpled leaves. And such a sweet image. Thank you for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  4. I love this design, Marilynn! This is lovely, and I can't thank you enough for sharing with us in our Autumn Colors Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  5. This is a lovely card and a great addition to our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio.

  6. What a lovely fall card, Marilynn! Those leaves are a fabulous embellishment with your gorgeous coloring. I hope the fund raiser went well. Thanks for playing along with our September challenge at ADFD. Good luck! Hugs, Cathy

  7. I love all the embellishments you used on your lovely Fall card.
    Thanks for "Adding Wood" and entering our challenge over at the "A Day for Daisies" challenge blog - good luck! Please join us again soon.
    Jen Leeflang