Freshly Made Sketches #53

We have a super fun sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches. You must stop by the blog and see all of the variations on the sketch by the design team. We have a great variety of cards this week!

My favorite season is Fall.  I love the changing of the colors.   Our fall season is usually short...but I love the time when the leaves change colors, before the snow starts flying!  The changing of colors was the perfect inspiration for my card. 

My falling leaf was colored with the new alcohol markers by Close To My Heart.  I cut out and applied another leaf image on top to give my card more dimension and to insure that the leaf was the focal point of the card.  My decorative mats were cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  The cut that I used is actually one of the mini album pages.  There are a variety of mini album pages included on the Artiste cartridge.  I use the cuts often for making cards.  For this design, I cut my mat and layer....then I threaded my ribbon through the holes to tie my bow.

The inside of my card was finished out with another design from the Artiste cartridge.  After cutting out and applying the Give Thanks sentiment.  I went over the Give with Almond Glitz Glitter Gel.

Here is a look at some of the Thanksgiving images on the Artiste cartridge-
I can't wait to make some of the 3-D pumpkins that are for them coming soon!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge
A1130 Bountiful Season
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
Take A Hike papers by Simple Stories
Rich Cocoa Ink by Memento
Z2425 Olive Markers
Z2427 Autumn Terracotta Markers
Z2415 Honey Markers
Retired Organdy Ribbon
Z1769 Almond Glitz

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly-Autumn Colors
Ribbon Carousel-Fall into Fall
Stampin Sisters in Christ-Fall
Sweet Stamps-Shades of Autumn

Thanks for stopping by!  I can't wait to see your creation at Freshly Made Sketches! You have until Monday at noon (PDT) to link up.


  1. Hi Allisa! Wow! So beautiful! I love all the extra touches you added! I love fall too and your card makes me really look forward to it! Have a great week!

  2. Love your card. Great idea to use the mini albumn pages on cards with ribbon in the holes.

  3. Very pretty card Allisa! I love your use of colour and the details are perfect.

  4. Wow Allisa, this is fantastic! I love the colors, that gorgeous leaf and the pretty organdy ribbon. And you must have one steady hand to go over the sentiment perfectly with the glitter gel!

  5. That's a lovely card, Allisa! I LOVE plaid - almost as much as I love your burlap!!

  6. Allisa....that card is amazing! That leaf is so beautiful! It reminds me of my wedding!! We got married in October and I had gold leaves! Love that ribbon and paper! Such an amazing fall card!

  7. I absloutely ADORE your card! So beautiful and Fall fresh!

  8. Ooh, I love the Fallishness of the pretty plaid strips and that leaf is gorgeous!

  9. Gorgeous card, Allisa! Love the beautiful leaf and the perfect sentiment! Have a great weekend!

  10. An absolutely gorgeous fall card! I love this plaid paper!

  11. Oh my, your coloring on that leaf is wonderful.

  12. This card is stunning, Allisa! That leaf looks spectacular and that ribbon is a perfect and elegant touch! Wow!

  13. This is so lovely Alissa, am lovin that papaer and your centre panel is so beautifully done!

  14. Oh my gosh! I'm drooling over this card! Everything about it is so perfect. I love the leaf, the sentiment, the colors, the shimmery bow, just everything. Absolutely one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen!

  15. Wow, Allisa! This is so lovely and just perfect for fall. I love the plaid paper and your hand-colored leaf is gorgeous. Well done!

  16. Wow, this is truly stunning Allisa! I really love the colors and the dimension. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)


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