Oct 20 2009

Autumn Blessings Sketch

Published by at 11 29 am under Autumn Cards,Bow Easy

Today I needed an Autumn Thank You note to send to some friends who did us a kindness. The WSC102 Sketch this week was perfect for what I had in mind. You can see the sketch here on Beate’s Blog. Scroll down to Oct. 16th. For some reason I couldn’t get it to direct link to that post. Here’s my card:


Image and Sentiment is from Autumn Blesssings by JustRite and my DP is Cast-A-Spell by SU — LOVE that DP and even though I’m done with Halloween cards I find many sheets in that pack to be very well suited to Autumn cards. My ribbon is MOSS 100% Silk by May Arts that I carry. The MOSS silk is a wonderful match to SU’s Old Olive cardstock and DP’s. Please note, I also have an Olive Silk, but the MOSS is the better match to SU’s Old Olive. The bow was made on the Bow Easy. Petite Oval Nestabilites were used to cut my image and sentiment (shown below) and my corner die cut is a Cuttlebug Corner Die.

Editing to add: My 100% Silk Ribbon by May Arts is tied in my favorite fun and flirty fashion, madewith the Bow Easy. You can read this post to see how it is done.


What a FUN image to color with my Copics! And check out my Autumn Blessings Sentiment. It was cut with a Petite Oval Nesties and just tucked behind the image oval — super easy. BUT, on the oval border for this set, the Autumn Blessings sentiments that go around the border are NOT centered so as to give you the proper shaped curve to use the alone. I tried to show you here in photos:


This is how I put my outer border in my 2 1/4″ x 3 1/6″ Oval Stamper that it is made to fit, BUT it’s not quite in the way it was intended. See how I’ve centered the Autumn Blessings on the top? I actually have to put the border in the stamper about an 1/8th of a turn off from how it was intended to get it centered on top, making it fit nicely into my Nesties. Below is how the border is made and how you’d typically snap it into the stamper:


I know this photo is bad and it’s hard to see, but can you see how the Autumn Blessings that is inked is off to the right? If you snapped this ring into the stamper in it’s original shape, that’s how the Autumn Blessings would be — not an ideal shape. By snapping it like shown in the first photo, you get a nicer curve if you want to use it alone as a sentiment as I have done in this card. Also, when doing this, ink JUST the portion of the ring you want inked. I always use VersaFine Ink for sentiments and it’s very easy to ink only a portion of the ring with the raised pad in the Versa Fine inks.



The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items to created this project:

Autumn Blessings Set used on the 2 1/4 x 3 1/16″ Oval Stamper by JustRite

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (image) and VersaFine Onyx Black Ink (sentiment)

Moss 100% Silk Ribbon in 1.25″ and 1/4″ by May Arts and the Bow Easy

Petite Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinders and the Scor-It


Thanks much for stopping in today!!! Truly do appreciate your visits and comments. I have many more projects I need to get done this week, many with clean and simple in mind (out of necessity — LOL), so hope you can check back in! Thanks so much and hope to see you soon!!!

23 responses so far

23 Responses to “Autumn Blessings Sketch”

  1. Shawna says:

    Yummy card! I think this is one of the prettiest autumn cards I have seen.

  2. Debi says:

    I just received this set about 2 weeks ago, and really hadn’t decided what to do with it….now I know. Everyone will get one as an invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner, and I’ll use the outer rim that says Autumn Blessing for name cards at the place settings. WOW, thanks for the inspiration!

    Debi – Rittman, Ohio

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    A stunning card Sharon. I love the papers, so gorgeous with your bow!

  4. Bev J. says:

    I really like the dp and would like to find single sheets as I don’t do Halloween. Love everything about your lovely card.

  5. Deb Neerman says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon! Love that bow … it looks good enough to eat … for dessert!!

  6. Heidi Karpen says:

    Love the card, Sharon- thanks for the idea of changing the shape of the circle- you’re so clever!

  7. nancy littrell says:

    I just love your beautiful DP, sentiment oval, colors and of course your fantastic bow. We will be using your Bow Easy at my party on friday. All the girls are loving their Bow Easy’s too. What a great tool 🙂 TFS

  8. All I can say is … GORGEOUS!!! Love that silk ribbon 🙂

  9. Danielle says:

    This is gorgeous Sharon! Love that paper and your scrumptious bow!

  10. Mary Friederichsen says:

    Beautiful Sharon!
    I have been trying to resist this set, however I don’t think I am going to be able to!

    Thank you for sharing….( I think! LOL)

    Mary Friederichsen

  11. Deb Saaranen says:

    Gorgeous design! Can’t wait to get my set!

  12. Charlene says:

    Just beautiful…once again. You work magic with paper and ink…and ribbon!

  13. Kathie says:

    Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous!!

  14. Louise says:

    You do such beautiful things with JustRite. You make me want to have all their stamps!

  15. GORGEOUS card, Sharon! I love the way you did the sentiment, too. LOVE it!!

  16. jhet says:

    hello sharon! what a very fab card you got there! and the bow….woot!! can I ask you something? 🙂 I know you said you used the Bow Easy…but how did you do it like it’s been tied directly to the card? did you just adhere the bow after making it on the Bow Easy??

    thanks and hope to hear from you.

    God bless you.


  17. Pat says:


    Quite lovely, I am so glad I made your site one of my favorites. Yummy eye candy.

    Beautiful card!!!

  18. Carolyn says:

    love how you put together this card and the oval stamp sentiment, I’m excited to see these new borders and centers stamps also

  19. Joan Fricker says:

    What a beatiful card. I love those back ground papers and your Indian Corn looks great….just like the real stuff. And, of course that beautiful silk ribbon ties (no pun intended) everything together. Great job as usual!


  20. beate says:

    Gorgeous, GORGEOUS card, Sharon! I love your coloring and your beautiful ribbon!
    I am excited you had time to play!
    Big cyber hugs

  21. Rose Ann says:

    This is so gorgeous, Sharon!! I love that image, and it’s so beautifully colored!! I love the papers and your fabulous bow too!!

  22. leslierich says:

    Splendid comes to mind right away, Sharon! Rich, warm and beautiful! Delicious ribbon and colors. I love this yummy card!

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