My first card was inspired by the current CAS Watercolour Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Fall/Autumn Challenge and the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.
I started this by painting a piece of watercolour paper with yellows, greens, oranges and reds. Once it was dry, I die cut a bunch of maple leaves from it, and also die cut four from the cream panel so I could inlay them. After stamping and embossing the sentiment, I layered the panel on a brown mat and adhered it to a cream card base.
My second card is inspired by Shopping Our Stash's It's Pumpkin Spice Season challenge and STAMPlorations' Anything Goes stencil challenge.
I started by masking a narrow strip on a white panel and blending some antique linen distress ink in the open space. Then I used an Autumn Falling stencil, but only the smaller leaves in it. Of course as I blended the individual leaves with distress inks, I managed one or two smudges. So I added a few more flecks with a very fine paint brush just to make them look like they belonged. :D I added a stamped and embossed sentiment and adhered it to the card base.
Whatever the rest of your weekend brings, enjoy!
Supplies: (1st card) Stampin' Up very vanilla & Bazzill Basics brown cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Hero Arts thank you stamp, Memento Luxe espresso truffle ink, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Paper Smooches Leaves 1 & MFT blueprints 29 stitched rectangle dies; (2nd card) Neenah white cardstock, Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments stamp, Memento Luxe espresso truffle & antique linen, squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin, barn door & gathered twigs distress inks, Wow clear gloss embossing powder, ARTplorations Autumn Falling stencil, MFT wonky stitched rectangle die