Always Be Grateful

Hello friends!  Happy Saturday!  Yay!  The weekend is finally here! 🙂

I really love all things Fall including the beautiful colors you start seeing from the leaves on the trees.  Nothing better than a nice walk in the brisk cool air!  This is what has inspired my card today too!


I knew I wanted to used this sentiment for a Fall theme.  I think it’s awesome just to have a sentiment be the focal of your card sometimes.  It was heat set over a piece of white cardstock and then sponged around the edges with the yellow Ink.  I wanted a bit more sparkle, so I took my Embossing Ink pad and rubbed it along the edges of the panel and heat embossed some of the Vintage Sparkle EP over it.

And of course I wanted to do some foiling too because it’s just fun especially when you have these cool Vintage Wallpaper-Foilable Washi Sheets to do it on!  I used the Deco Foil Spring Grass transfer sheets over it and then used more of that ink to sponge around the edges and also heat set some more of that Vintage Sparkle over the edges too.

For the background, I took a piece of white cardstock measuring 4″ x5.25″ and covered it with the Embossing Ink pad.  I used some more of that Golden Gourd EP and heat set this entire piece.  Then I took the foiled strips and attached them over top of this panel and layered onto a top folding A2 sized Jurassic card base.  I also layered the embossed sentiment panel over a piece of this same cardstock.

I then added the sentiment panel over the card front with some foam tape and then added some die cut leaves that I sponged with ink and then a couple of gold sequins with some gold glitter in the centers for more sparkle.


Here’s a closer look at the heat embossed sentiment, background, and the sparkle around the edges where I heat embossed.


And here’s another look at the foiled washi strips too with the card laying flat.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my Fall creation today and were inspired in some way!  Thank you for joining me today as well as the entire week!  See you soon!!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Creative with Stamps – Autumn
  2. Unicorn – #47 Autumn
  3. The Male Room – Autumn
  4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Stamp It
  5. Aud Sentiments – Fall/Autumn + Sentiment
  6. Daisy Chain – Autumn is Coming

28 thoughts on “Always Be Grateful

  1. This one is incredible, Vicki! Superb embossing and such a fantastic choice of foiled washi tape for the background. Love the little die cut leaves and the dimension.


  2. I love this bold sentiment with your pretty fall colors and gorgeous autumn leaves!! Awesome design, Vicki!


  3. I love autumn too. But leaves are still mostly green, and it’s a dull grey weather with rain today. But this colorful card sure is uplifting on a day like this, it’s beautiful!


  4. Gorgeous layout and lovely shimmer, with fantastic autumnal colour palette,

    Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz


  5. Love it when a nice sentiment totally makes the card when used as a focal image. And the bg papers you used are beautiful, so fallish. We have some leaves starting to fall, I think it is the oak leaves, but since we live in the woods we only rake and mulch a small area of our yard. Have a great day.


  6. Fabulous fall card…love your gorgeous colors and beautiful design! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Creative with Stamps!


  7. That’s a great design full of autumnal colour and perfect for our challenge.
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.
    Linby x


  8. This is such a wonderful autumn creation! The colors are vibrant and beautiful and the touches of leaves bring the season into a well designed card with a great sentiment too!


  9. So beautifully fall in every way. I love the little touches like the glitter in the sequins and especially those embossed edges. I enjoy the look of the large sentiment as the focal point.


  10. Very pretty and so shiny! Love it! That sentiment is spot on, too. Wish more people believed that way! Hugs to you!


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