Wednesday, November 15, 2023

One Day at a Time

 I found this sentiment stamp years ago at a craft store and knew it would come in handy to make cards for those who need encouragement so I bought it and I'm glad I still have it in my collection.
I used snippets of fall colors of cardstock and designer paper to put this card together. I used a leaf die from Gina Marie Designs and cut it 3 times from rust and chocolate cardstock along with a very old snippet of retired SU! designer paper. I added an embossed strip with a Darice fall leaf embossing folder on the side along with another strip of chocolate and placed it on a soft colored cream card base. I'll enter this into the following challenges:

Can You Handle the Pressure?  - A/G using an embossing folder with an optional twist of Thanksgiving/Turkey/Thanks

Shopping Our Stash SOS509 - Emboss like a Boss

Wishing you all a wonderful fall day filled with happiness. Thanks so much for stopping by.



brenda said...

That's a lovely leaf die Carol, along with the EF gives you Autumnal card lots of texture.

B x

Sarn said...

Such a lovely leafy card. Love that embossed side strip and the super die-cut leaf.

Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. See you up in the treehouse later for a mug of hot chocolate xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautiful Autumn leaf and embossing-love the sentiment too.
Carol x

Aquarius said...

Yes that is a good sentiment to have - your colours look really good together on this card

*Vicki* said...

This is so gorgeous Carol! I love that texture embossed panel and that large leaf die is so pretty! Encouragement cards are one of my favorites to make and this is very inspiring! LOVE it!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I think this sentiment is perfect for anyone at any time... It's life at all. Surely is perfect to encourage someone that is under a bad weather. Well done buying it and using it for this beautiful card!! Love so much all the inlaid for the elegant leaf panel, and I'm sure you will use the leftovers for another card :) The pretty embossing on the rusty panel is very crisp and beautiful! A clean and lovely design suitable also for male recipients I think.
Have yourself a wonderful day! Hugs and love dear friend!

LeAnne said...

What a lovely encouraging card...and the fall colors and theme are beautiful too! LOVE that embossing of my favs!

Di said...

A really beautiful card Carol - love the sentiment, it's just perfect! Wonderful variety of textures there as well. Great work!


Di xx

Lia said...

This is beautiful! I like the bold leaf and colours.

Lia said...

Here is your beautiful leaf again! Thank you for showing it on this blog too, because it's really worth to have a look at!

Diane said...

A beautifully created fall card and a fabulous design as well!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Four Seasons and Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane FS and CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Such a lovely leaf card! Love the sentiment too!
Wish you too a wonderful time, filled with happiness and crafting.

Donna said...

Great message and great design with your leaf die and the embossing!

Veronica Lee said...

Another winner, Carol!
Love the bold leaf and colours.

Hugs and blessings

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful, Carol! Love the embossed panel and your leaf diecut! The sentiment is wonderful and hopefully will bring lots of encouragement to the recipient! Beautiful Fall colors, as well! TFS and I hope you've been enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having! Hugs~

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful card. The strip from the embossing folder along the edge is really striking and the fall colors on your card are awesome.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge.

Darlene said...

Oh Carol I just love this design ... nicely done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters, Can You Handle the Pressure & Four Seasons challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Sisterhood of Crafters
Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Lisa said...

Love the die cut leaf and the colors you used.

dj said...

Beautiful!! I love the embossed edge!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Thanks for playing along with our "embossing" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash...we are so glad your joined the fun!!
Deb Horst, DT #SOS509

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is very lovely Carol, I love the colour mix, the embossing and the gorgeous leaf.
Faith x