Russell is Rustling in the Leaves!

Hello friends!  Can you believe that Fall is right around the corner already?!  I so look forward to this every single year! What’s your favorite Season? Fall is my favorite season and I just love everything Fall related!   I’m excited to share this really cute and fun Autumn style card with you today using some Whimsy Stamps products!


I think he’s just having too much fun in the crisp cool Autumn air, don’t you?!  This is Russell from the Whimsy Stamps August digital release just in time to start your Autumn makes!  I can picture him colored up in all sorts of fun Autumn colors, right?!  I’ve colored him up with Copics over some X-Press It Blending Card.  (See photo below for Copic list details.)

After coloring him, I’ve cut him out using the Whimsy Stamps Notched Square dies and then cut another piece of brown cardstock to layer behind him.  I took some fun plaid papers for the background that was cut out with a rectangle stitched die.  Then I took another piece of the brown cardstock and white heat embossed a sentiment from my stash that was cut out with the Whimsy Stamps Quick Strips die set.

I took the plaid background and the brown layer behind Russell and attached them together.  Then I took a strip of score tape and wrapped it around both of these layers.  I sprinkled some pretty Autumn colored glitter over the tape and burnished it in.  Then I glued the leaves down and then popped up the image as well as the sentiment banner with foam tape.  To finish it off, I took some dimensional glue to create small “dots” randomly on the design and then I sprinkled some more of the same glitter I used for the strip over them and let it dry.  A little glitter never hurts!


Here’s a closer look at Russell and how I’ve got him colored up.  Here’s the Copic markers I’ve used to color him with below:

  • Leaves – R22, R24, V95, V01, YR14, YR12, Y23, E33, E31, E30, YG63, YG61
  • Grass – G24, G21, G20
  • Squirrel – E15, E13, E11, E53, E51
  • Russell’s outfit – YR18, YR15, YR12, E44, E42, E43, E41
  • Skin – E000, E00, E02, E11, E21, R20
  • Hair – Y21, Y32, E43
  • Shadows – BG10, BG000


This was a really fun card to put together and color up!  Now I’m excited for all things Fall coming soon!  I hope you liked my card today and inspired you in some way!

Thanks so much for stopping in!  I’ll see you soon!

I’d like to enter this card for the following challenges:

  1.  Creative with Stamps – Dad/masculine
  2. Crafting With an Attitude – Anything Goes
  3. Love to Craft – LTCCB37 Aug Anything Goes
  4. Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
  5. Simply Create Too – Anything Goes
  6. Send a Smile 4 Kids – Thank you for Kids or Anything Goes

17 thoughts on “Russell is Rustling in the Leaves!

  1. Such an adorable image and beautifully coloured. You are so clever at scene making and your card is fabulous and loving the glitter x I enjoy Autumn too but with the intermittent Summer here in Scotland I would like the Summer to last a little bit longer this year x.


  2. Gorgeous fall card with great coloring of that cute image. I love all seasons.
    xxx Margreet


  3. Beautiful card and beautifully coloured cute image love the Autumn leaves and all the glitter,Autumn is my favourite season too probably because it’s my birth season and love the cooler weather
    Carol x


  4. Awww this is so cute Vicki!! Russell is adorable and he’s colored beautifully, gorgeous layout and I love all of the leaves!
    Hugs, Tammy


  5. He is so adorable Vicki and I love his cute name ” Russell “ really suits him..fabulous colouring, love the sparkle strip and extra leaves…gorgeous Autumn card, my favourite season..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. He is so sweet and I too am a big fan of fall. So cool how you created your own glitter strip – I thought it was a sparkly washi. I love all the little details you put into your cards.


  7. Love that blue/green plaid paper! It looks wonderful with the oranges! Adorable image and your card is lovely!


  8. THis is just so so cute and fall is my favorite time of the year too! I love that soft blue plaid with all the browns and earth tones and your coloring looks wonderful as always!


  9. Such awesome colors, papers, and layout for this delightful autumn image, Vicki!! I cannot wait for autumn and cooler weather to arrive!! This adorable card gives me hope!


  10. So beautifully colored and love the accents too. I love Fall, but not too excited for it to arrive!!!


  11. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog’s August “Anything Goes” challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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