Monday, 30 September 2013

CAS Autumn Tree

I wanted to make an Autumn card for my brother's birthday on Friday and taking inspiration from some of the CAS challenge blogs came up with the following design. My main inspiration came from sketch #10 on Less is More. I used a circle aperture card blank and created a background using my Ink Dusters, a moon mask and Distress Ink Pads (Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold, Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap).

I stamped the image (Oak Tree/Lavinia Stamps) in Frayed Burlap/Peeled Paint and used gilding flakes (Yorkshire Dales/Indigo Blu) to highlight part of the tree trunk and branches. The card was finished with a simple sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Happy birthday Neil and enjoy your holiday!

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
Less is More: Week 139 Sketch #10
Addicted to CAS: #23 Code Word - Autumn/Fall
Addicted to Stamps and More: #64 CAS
Crafty Little Fairies: Autumn Colours



  1. This is just lovely!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. What a beautiful Autumn background! Perfectly CAS. Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and ATCAS xx

  3. Such a super Autumn card that tree is magnificent and love how you have used those pesky gilding flaws. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and do hope to see you again.


  4. Wow Steph, your card is absolutely gorgeous...simple and elegant. I'm sure your brother will love it.

    Thank you for entering our 'Autumn Colours' challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  5. What a beauty! Great inking and stamping. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!

  6. What a beautiful Autumn card Stef - the inky colours are stunning and I love how you displayed the tree inside an aperture. Fabulous!

    Thank you for sharing with us at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

  7. I agree with the others it is a "lovely" card.