Vintage Autumn Leaves Thanksgiving Card
Even though it’s still quite warm here in North Carolina, our leaves are just starting to be tinged with color. It’s as though Mother Nature dips her paintbrush into pots of gold, vermillion and scarlet while we are sleeping. Next thing you know, the trees will be ablaze with glorious color, and then those same leaves will begin to float down to rest on the earth. It’s a time of year that’s filled with splendor, and to celebrate it, I created this Vintage Autumn Leaves Thanksgiving card using gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon and the Fall Harvest Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Studio .
This vintage autumn leaves image creates a wonderful feeling of nostalgia for me. I decided to pick up on the wonderful shades of red and gold by adding red stitching and matting everything on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
The Fall Harvest Creativity kit is filled with wonderful vintage ephemera bits. I took one of the pieces and ran it through an embossing folder that had been inked with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I love the texture this adds to the composition of the piece. I also stamped along the bottom edge of one of the 4″ x 6″ paper panels that comes in the kit, then I sewed the panel on my machine without any thread. This is a really quick and easy way to pierce paper!
Three wood buttons were sewn onto a small piece of white burlap, and then I used my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool to tie up some Ivory, Rust and Gold Plaid ribbon into a double layer bow. To add even more texture to my design, a belly band of Antique Gold Faux Wired Ribbon was added behind the focal image.
I wanted to give you a real close look at this metal maple leaf. I used some pliers to round the edges and then tapped it with Viva Decor 3-D Stamp Paint in copper, gold and crimson. It lends such a lovely shimmer to the leaf and pulls out the red tones in the paper and the focal. I tied a loopy string bow with gold metallic string and Red Burlap String, added the little metal acorns and glued it all onto the leaf. This is probably my favorite element on the card.
Have the leaves started turning in your neck of the woods? It’s such a beautiful season…and I hope you get time today to just drink in some of that beauty to refresh your soul.
As always, if you’d like to purchase this Vintage Autumn Leaves Thanksgiving Card, you can find it in my ETSY shop.
Thanks for stopping by!