Sunday, November 8, 2020

A Fall Birthday Card

 Hello Friends & Welcome Back!

I know I've been a bit MIA lately but the weather here in NE Ohio has been SO BEAUTIFUL I've been taking advantage of being able to get outdoors and finalize my Fall clean up.  Pruning, leaf blowing, final mowing, etc ... well you get the picture ... so not a lot of crafting going on but I did create a Fall background slimline card a month or so ago and thought I would finish it off and share with you today.

For the background I used a Tim Holtz stencil and distress inks.  My die cut leaves are from a very old X-Cut Leaves die set that I die cut from a scrap of white cardstock that I inked up using a few Fall colored oxide inks.  Crystal Effects were used on the accent leaves.  My birthday wishes sentiment came from an Altenew stamp set.

Challenges to share in:

Color Throwdown Challenge #618 - Color

Aud Sentiments Challenge #263 - AG + sentiment
Seize the Birthday Challenge #203 - AG option-topper

I would also like to share this card with the Slimline Card Addicts FB group where I'm finding LOTS of slimline inspiration.

Well, that's it for me today.  It's nearly noon and the temperatures are getting nice outside so I'm out of here and headed to the great outdoors to do some work and soak up some sunshine!

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by!  I always am so thrilled to hear what you have to say so please leave me a comment (good or bad lol).  Enjoy your day!


  1. This is just beautiful,love the

  2. Gorgeous vibrant Autumn colours Darlene!

  3. Beautiful colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  4. Wow! Really no substitute for Distress inks, is there? Vibrant, eye-catching, brilliant card, Darlene! Love it! XOX

  5. Such a wonderful fall card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown.

  6. Who could leave a bad comment on this? It's really a stunning creation, Darlene! Nice stencil, and beautiful inky leaves. Keep on enjoying that fall weather. I'm into deep house cleaning while the rain falls, but plenty to do outside, as well.

  7. Gorgeous creation, love the stenciled background! Your inking and blending of the background and for your die cut leaves is just lovely!
    We have been out enjoying the weather too, getting those last minute pictures before all the leaves are gone :)

  8. Gorgeous autumnal card! I love the rich colours. Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Seize The Birthday 🥳


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