Saturday, September 12, 2015

Autumn Leaves

Hello, everybody!  Happy Saturday to you!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - JD - thank you for joining me!  Today I'm sharing a fall-themed card.  There's a fun challenge over at Serendipity Stamps to create your own background and I was inspired!


The cute kitty is part of a rubber stamp from Serendipity Stamps called Leaf Pets and I decided to use just the kitty so I stamped the image, coloured with Prismacolor pencils, and fussy cut. Below shows the full stamp. The doggie is so cute and I hated to cut him off, but I wanted to showcase the stamped background I made so I went with a smaller image and added a vellum die-cut behind him (Spellbinders Labels Nine).


I searched through all my stamp sets to find some leaves to make a stamped background, and I ended up using small leaf stamps from Newton's Nook Fanciful Florals, Kelly Purkey Fall Favorites, There She Goes Clear Stamps Treemendous, and Flonz Cute Kittens Playing.  I stamped them on kraft cardstock in various inks: Ancient Page - Henna, Plum Wine, Sienna, and Sunburst, Memento - Cottage Ivy, and Simon Says Stamp - Khaki. I love how it turned out!


I heat-embossed the sentiment (Serendipity Stamps Seasonal Sayings Set) in gold (The Artful Stamper) on a red snippet and added a few maple-leaf sequins.  


I would also like to join the following challenges: Aud Sentiments AG w Sentiment 2/5 Beccy's Place September AG UE; Cosmic Colours See Inspiration Graphic Below (I used brown, red, and green) UE; Craft Stamper AG with a Stamp 2/3; Craftin Desert Divas Just for Kids UE; Crafty Catz Autumn Colours 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Di's Digi Designs Fabulous Fall Colours 1/3; DL.ART September Linky AG 1/day; DRS Designs A Real Cutie UE; Fantasy Stampers Autumn Leaves; Hiding in My Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (vellum and sentiment strip are scraps) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Little Claire's Autumnal 1/3; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper Christmas Halloween Fall 1/5; Our Crafty Corner Autumn Colour 1/3; Penny Black and More AG 2/3; Penny's Paper Crafty AG 2/3; Pile it On Fur UE; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG optional Favourite Technique (creating my own background with stamps) UE;  Send a Smile 4 Kids Cute Fall or Halloween 4 Kids 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp and Punch/Die Cut 3/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday STAMPtember Use a Stamp and Blog Hop 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Fall/Autumn 3/3; Sparkle N Sprinkle AG w Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, or Flocking UE; Sweet Stampin' Make a Scene 1/2; Sweet Stamps AG UE; The Craft Barn Stamping UE; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC99 Falling for Fall - Autumn UE; The Kraft Journal Autumn 1/2; The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Inspiration and Fall 1E; Tuesday Throwdown AG 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

I used brown, red, and green

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

67 comments:

  1. Fabulous background!! Love it!! And this sweet fussi-cut kitty is just adorable! Such a wonderful look for this card! The maple-leaf sequins are stunning!
    P.S. I have found sequins in a local store! ;)

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  2. This is so sweet!! That little kitty is too cute!! I love the leaves!! What a beautiful card my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along with the DL.ART September Linky!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    DL.ART DT Member

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  3. Great background of falling leaves and super cute kitty! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

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  4. Lovely leaf background and a cute kitty! And that maple leaf sequins are great look!

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  5. Fabulous.....love the background you created & that little kitty is just the cutest!
    hugs Jo x

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  6. Oh, this is a darling card! The kitty is adorable among the fall leaves. Very pretty!

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  7. I'm in love with the font on that sentiment! Love the colors of fall and the little kitty just fits perfect among them. Fabulous card!
    Lynn

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  8. I think this is an awesome and beautiful card that captures the essence of Fall and the beauty of the cascading leaves - you are just amazing me with all your amazing works of heART lately - you should be patting yourself on the back for all your wondrous creations!! So happy and pleased for you that you are stamping up a storm!!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  9. A fabulous card Kitty, such a cute image.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. This is a gorgeous autumn card and a sweet iamge.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  11. That is just gorgeous! Love the stamping on the Kraft card. Those kitties are too cute. A gorgeous card to be sharing with us over at Sweet Stampin' this week. Thanks so much for kicking off our 'Make A Scene' challenge with your gorgeous card. I hope you'll come play with us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

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  12. I am so happy now you show which stamp which ink you used and awww
    you have cute leaves stamp
    I have some but big not small like yours
    adorable BG you made my friend
    luv that cute kitty Image
    adorable fall card

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  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  14. Oh, how cute!!! That image is so adorable and all your leaves are fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  15. Really lovely Fall card! I love the background you created!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessing Club! :o)

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  16. Adorable card Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  17. Gorgeous card Kitty. The kitten is so cute with or without the dog. I love the way you have made the background too.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Fantasy Stampers.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  18. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi
    hugs
    céline

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  19. Lovely card - such a cute Kitty and your background is fabulous :-D

    Hugz
    IKE xxxx

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  20. This is just way too adorable, like the fall theme!

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  21. Awesome background sweetie and I love this little pussy. I don't know you manage to find all these so cute babies.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  22. What a cute little kitty! Looks very happy sat amongst those leaves.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers. :)

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  23. Here Kitty Kitty - thanks my friend for linking up at DLART SEPTEMBER Linky Party - with your cute creation - best wishes on the win - come back again! Gail DT DLART

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  24. What a adorable and cute design. Great details, digi and colors. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

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  25. What a sweet little kitty surrounded by leaves! So happy you joined us at Craftin Desert Divas. I hope you'll peek in again this coming week and join us as we begin our new Linky Party on Monday. Have a happy day today. Donna K

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  26. Such a fun card! The shiny leaves are a great touch! Thank you for sharing your card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  27. Wonderful card Kitty thank you for joining us this week over on Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
    Dianne x
    IDCB DT

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  28. oww lovely fall card, just look at the kitty you used, it makes me smile, sending lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your lovely furbabys and perhaps a treat, Marion

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  29. Wonderful card Kitty, love the great autumn colours.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  30. Hi, Love the layout and the beautiful photo!! All the embellishments are perfect as well. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Abbie ( Co Owner)

    Where The HeART Is
    Our Crafty Corner
    The Crafty Addicts

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  31. oh, what a sweetums kitty sitting in the fall leaves! I love it! :)

    hope you have a great week!

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  32. What a lovely and eye catching design Kitty and such warm Autumnal colours.

    Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

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  33. Sweet little cat on a great background! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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  34. great background Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Creative Fingers Challenge Blog this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Creative Fingers DT
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

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  35. Gorgeous project... lovely colors!!
    Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ... good luck!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

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  36. Great card thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

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  37. Oh, this is so sweet! I love the leaves stamped right on the kraft, too - great look! Thanks for joining our September challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

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  38. aww, what a cute card with perfect autumn colours! thank you so much for sharing another of your lovely creations with us at penny black and more.
    linda

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  39. Wow what a great entry for our challenge at Aud Sentiments. Such a cute card. Thank you so much for joining us this time - hope to see you again soon. Annie xxx
    http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.

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  40. Cute and more cuteness. Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Aud Sentiment Challenge . We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni, DT
    http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com.

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  41. How neat! I love the background and your kitty--so clever to cut him away from the dog- and the vellum background piece.

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  42. Wonderful fall card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge this week! Hope to see you back again soon :)

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  43. Such a cute fall themed card.. Thanks for sharing with us girls over at Craftin Desert Divas
    Hugs
    Nanné DTmember

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  44. Such a sweet Fall card! Love that adorable image and great design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  45. What a great card and I love how you've made your own background. The kitty is adorable sat on his pile of leaves.
    Thank you for entering the Little Claire stamp challenge and good luck.
    Love Alli Xx

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  47. What a sweet autumn card! I love how you made the paper using those gorgeous colours and stamps.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!
    Nick

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  48. Such a cute card - perfect for our 'Make A Scene' challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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  49. Cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at SBC this month.

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  50. Another card that is purr-fect for the DRS Designs Cutie Challenge!!!! Great Fall colors and details on this card! Hugz

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  51. Your bg design is the perfect compliment for the sweet fall kitty. Thanks for joining us in the Serendipity challenge!

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  52. Super cute card - lots of wonderful details!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the monthly challenge.

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  53. Hi Kitty. What a cute card. The Autumn theme works really well. Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month :o)

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  54. Cute autumn cat, lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more.

    If you are interested Mervi’s Candy & Challenge is going on at my blog till the end of September;-))m

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  55. Kitty , this stamp was made for you! Aww what a sweet, sweet card! I love the foil leaves and the beautiful way you colored this adorable stamp! Thanks for joining us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!

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  56. What a cute little kitty! Love the background too. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  57. congratulations on winning one of the goodie bags from the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge STAMPtember Blog Hop :) Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my post too :) your card is adorable! I love all the ink colors you have used!

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  58. Super clever to cut out the dog! Love this fun fall card and cat themed always ranks high on my list! Love it!

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  59. Cute, cute, cute! Love this image and your wonderful background. The leaf sequins are perfect embellishments for this card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

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  60. Great card for Di's Digis "Fabulous Fall Colours" challenge. Thanks for joining us I hope you get a chance to join in next time too Donna ☺

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  61. Love your fall kitty card! Great stamped background! Thanks so much for joining us in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge!

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  62. Adorable!! That kitty is perfect with your leaf background!! So glad you joined us at Serendipity!!

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  63. Super cute! I love the stamped background and that smiling kitty. The confetti makes wonderful bling!

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