As per the previous post, I found some ancient stripey paper that came in a magazine, together with the leaf pattern on the other side. I try to set myself challenges as to ways to produce an end result that is pleasing - in this case, I really didn't like the original papers.
I found an old die cut in my stash in matching brown tones and some lovely velvet ribbon. I turned again to my favourite Curly Cute sentiments from Stampin' Up! and gold embossed around the edge. Liberal mistings and dollops of gold mist together with faux stitching and distressing add more interest and texture. The bronze sequins really do sparkle IRL and add lots of interest. Very reminiscent of a beautiful autumnal day in England with the crunchy and variegated leaves underfoot, turning to mush and mould with dampness and the inevitable rain.
I got a couple more cards from the same paper and am now pleased to say that I've used it up - I do still have some leaves left and sometimes I wish I was ruthless enough to throw the remainder away - it would certainly relieve a lot of the clutter! However, I do know that I enjoy these kinds of challenges, and it does kind of justify the stash build-up .... (maybe?)
Stripe and Leaf patterned paper - unknown
Brown die cut
Tan velvet ribbon
Curly Cute sentiment stamps - Stampin' Up!
Gold Embossing powder
Cosmic Shimmer mist - Antique Gold
CTMH ink - Autumn Terracotta
Project Life journalling pen - brown
I'm not game enough to count how many cards I am down now - we shall have to wait and see how we go, to see if I can complete this years' cards .... thanks for visiting here today.