Gather Blessings Along the Way Woodland Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Here we are at the end of September, and fall is finally here! I love the colors and textures of autumn, don’t you? This is a time of year when many of us focus our thoughts on gratitude for all the good things that surround us. With that in mind, I worked up this richly hued Gather Blessings Along the Way card.
Mr. Squirrel is certainly busy gathering blessings! The woodland feel of these papers and images (Authentique /Harvest Collection) prompted me to add lots of texture to the composition of this card.
Burlap ribbon is a great choice for a belly band. (the burlap wired edge ribbon I used here has been discontinued…but antique gold netting or brown netting would make a great substitute!) A row of Debra Crochet Lace above and below adds wonderful texture and a great vintage feel.
Look at this bodacious bow cluster! Copper Glitz Ribbon adds a little sparkle and is a great color match for the paper collection. Top it off with a Brown Burlap String Bow and some custom dyed burlap flowers and the texture meter goes off the charts!
The gratitude/blessings theme was carried inside the card, where I added a little pocket and tag combo.
The stamped sentiment reads “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.”
I’m curious…do any of you keep a gratitude journal where you can gather blessings along the way? One sits on my nightstand, and I try to write in a few things each night before I fall asleep. It makes for sweet dreams!
Thanks for stopping by!
Oh, I love that little squirrel! Or as I call them squirrellies, the arch enemies of Tim, my best furry friend and top notch, anything that moves is worth chasing, terrier mix. When I saw your card, I laughed out loud because we have lots of squirrellies around here and I just can’t seem to get away from them! LOL It’s a lovely autumn card with a great interior and thanks for the extra laugh this morning with my English Breakfast.
Such a pretty card! Love t he squirrel, the colors and all the details!
I love this darling vintage image of the squirrel! Wonderful card!
what a very excellent design autumnal card..
I love your wonderful buuterfly and flowers.
The colours are so gorgeous, and beautiful.
The ribbon colours are amazing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.