Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Papercraft Star Challenge 164

Greetings my bloggy friends!  We have a really pretty inspiration photo for you over at the Papercraft Star!  It is officially fall here in the U.S and this photo inspiration if filled with the rich colors this season brings.

For my card this week I was inspired by the wreath and the beautiful rich colors in the photo.  I started with a card base of some butter cream card stock from Taylored Expressions. 

I then matted some marbled paper from Tim Holtz.  Then using a masking technique I learned long ago  from my days as a Stampin Up demonstrator.  I simply punched a 1 1/4" circle to use as a mask.  I then took a leaf stamp I had and stamped around the circle in different fall colored inks.  After I stamped the leaves I removed the circle and presto!  Instant wreath!  I made a simple banner from vellum and added buttons to each side.  I then adhered some dew drops to the upper corner.  Then using some of my favorite embellishments of seam binding and lace I finished my card.  This week I am looking forward to seeing every one's photo inspired projects.  Stop by the Papercraft Star blog to see what our amazing design team has created to further inspire you.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!



  1. This turned out fantastically! Love the warm colours and your bow.

    Deanne :)

  2. This is beautiful! So elegant and a perfect take on the photo!

  3. Just LOVE the word autumn on vellum and your lush bow withyour wreat! GORGEOUS, Anitra!

  4. The stamped wreath is beautiful and all the other elements make it one perfect card.

  5. I was so impressed with how this turned out - we may forget some of the older techniques, but that doesn't mean they aren't still fabulous. This is a card I wish I had made myself ! Hugs - J-