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Mon 14

Autumn Home
by Michele K. Henderson


Have you been finding all this terrific autumn color exciting? I certainly have, and it seems like anything goes! You can use bright citrus neons or colorful Halloween mixes, but for today's card, I used a traditional autumn color palette. I mixed deep yellow gold, rust, olive green, and brown to create an autumn card that says Home for the Holidays.


I started with a rust card stock base, then cut a smaller panel of yellow gold. Then I used one of my favorite Memory Box designer stencils, Texture Tessatina, with white textured embossing paste. When I first started working with embossing paste, I only used the distressed patterns, in case I messed it all up it wouldn't be too noticeable. But the Texture Tessatina is a really beautiful pattern, and I was so happy when I pulled up my stencil to reveal a smooth , near-perfect result! The pattern reminds me of tiny ceramic tiles, or a thick Irish wool sweater. I thought it made a very pretty background to the elements of home I included in my card: Alpine House Roofs and Background, Alpine House Collection, Woodland Oval, An Apple A Day, Harvest Pears, A Cherry on Top, Mamma and Baby Quail, and Button Oval, all available from Poppystamps.

Do you have a great idea for an Autumn card? You can create a card, project, or home decor idea and enter it in this month's design challenge, Autumn Splendor! Get all the details by clicking on the Poppy Challenge badge on the right.


Your Autumn idea could make you the winner of a brand new Poppystamps die from our latest holiday release. See all the Autumn Splendor inspiration from our Poppystamps design team!

Thanks for joining us today.

Live your life in color.

Michele Signature copy 1




Wow! This is stunning.

Super cute card!! Love the texture paste! TFS!

Wonderful texture from the embossing paste background!

Beautiful card full of the goodness of the Fall - so bountiful and pretty!!

Michele you made the most beautiful card with so many dies.......love the colors and design!

So cute and fun! Feels like fall so much! I'm waiting for the time when leaves will finally turn yellow :)

LOVE the scene, from the textured background to the cute quails :)

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