Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Isaiah 30:15

This week at Joan's Gardens we are challenged to make a card with fall colors, leaves, and a bird and/or a tree.

I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday and they were having a sale on Fall goodies, so I saw these beautiful leaves and this great burlap that was on a 6" ribbon roll. You know how a cardmaker's mind starts to work when these things come into view!

Starting out with ivory cardstock, I cut the burlap to fit the card and glued it down; then the leaves were added with a three-looped raffia ribbon. The sentiment is printed out from my computer and is framed with a Spellbinder's die cut; I inked the edges with some orange ink to add some more brightness to the card. The bird is also from Spellbinders. The tiny butterflies are from a Fiskars punch and the larger brown butterfly is from Martha Stewart. All butterflies are coated with yellow gold glitter glue.

Here is the card:

Closeup of the sentiment:

Closeup of the large butterfly:

The leaves:

 And here are the tools I used to make the card:

Spellbinders:  Birds, Labels 18
Fiskars:  Tiny Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart:  Royal Butterfly
Hobby Lobby:  Burlap Ribbon, Fall Leaves
Golden Raffia
Orange Ink
Golden Orange Glitter Glue

Also entering this card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
ABC Challenges - Fall Colors
Craft Your Passion - Fall Colors
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything but a Square
The Perfect Sentiment - Fall
Flutterby Wednesdays - Anything Goes with Butterflies or Fairies
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. gorgeous Ginny, I love your autumn card!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this beauty @ Inspire Me Fridays!

  2. Ginny. great card! I love the burlap backing that you used for texture. The color of the leaves are so pretty too.
    Thanks so much for joining us again for our weekly challenge.

  3. Very nice! Love the leaves! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!!

  4. Oh, beautiful card. Those leaves and the burlap are wonderful fall embellishments. You did a great job! Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday.

  5. Your card is so beautiful, and I just love the scripture! Thanks for stopping by Sister Act this week! Good luck!

    Trisha-DT Member

  6. Pretty fall the burlap added for texture!!

  7. Hi Ginny,
    I think I missed some of your beautiful posts previously. This card is just gorgeous. I always love the color choices you make:). And the verse is quite beautiful! Lovely coordinating elements add to the beauty of the card.

  8. Gorgeous textures and colours! Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges

  9. Very pretty with the gorgeous leaves and burlap. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck and hope to see you back soon.

  10. Wow! The leaves seem to be real! Great composition. Thank you for joining us at Perfect Sentiment. Hugs, Marzena

  11. What a lovely combination of elements to coordinate with your Scripture message of encouragement. Those leaves are exceptional. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge!


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