Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Card Concept: Blessed

The Card Concept is back!!  We had so many players during our extended summer challenge, thank you for playing along all summer. I do hope that you continue playing especially with our amazing fall challenges.  Check this one out! And notice the helpful color swatches on the graphic.

I adore autumn leaves.  I can guarantee that if a graphic has a fall leaf, it will be on my card! In this graphic, the brilliant purple caught my eye - so here's my card.

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I created my Clean and Layered card with this amazing Botanicuts set from The Greetery. I was surprised to find it in my not-yet-used stash because I loved it from the moment I saw it. In using it, I loved it even more than I thought I would.  I didn't realize it when I got it, but that branch including the veins for the leaves is already put together so you get that graceful swoop without any extra work.  Of course, there are extra pieces so you can arrange it yourself too.

I did a bit of work on the leaves to make them fall-like.  The edges are sponged with a coordinating color.  Then I splattered them with some sparkle ink (I love frost on the leaves in the fall) and with some dark brown ink. I'm a bit afraid of splattering (I prefer having complete control) so they are a bit too subtle. I stopped before I got a big unplanned splatter!

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To keep it "in the company", I used the Brick Layer and the Blessed Blooms stamp and die (for the sentiment) also from The Greetery.  

I hope to see you playing along with us this week on our first week back after summer vacation!!


Stamps: The Greetery Blessed Blooms

Dies: The Greetery Botanicuts Mighty Oak, Brick Layer, Blessed Blooms dies

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Soft Succulents, Taylored Expressions Plum Punch, Fruit Punch, Toffee, Sea Salt and Mocha

Ink: ditto

Other: Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Silk and Dark Roast Silk


  1. Oh, I like this! Those little brick cut outs are eye catching and that branch of fall leaves is so pretty!

  2. Beautiful Fall card with the pretty leaves.

  3. Kim, this is so pretty! Love the die cut background as well as those gorgeous leaves and sentiment! So thankful and blessed that you are part of The Card Concept Design Team- hugs, sweet friend!

  4. Such a beautifully designed card, Kim and I love that purple!

  5. This is so pretty!! I LOVE the use of the brick in the background and how you used those leaves!! Perfect!!


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