Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Arrival of Autumn

One of the fun things to do with digital cards is to select images or sentiments for your cards using more than one package.   On today's featured card, I have combined images from two Polka Dot Orchard packages ~ The Arrival of Fall (by Lea Kiesling) and Make Time For Yourself (by Jeanie Hays).

Here's the completed project, then a few details.

 I started by pulling in the birch tree from The Arrival of Fall package.  I duplicated that layer and moved the tree over beside the first one.  Next I pulled in the swing, pillow, blanket and puppy from the  Make Time For Yourself package.  Then I played around with the sizing of each of the images to get the right proportions  to make the trees appear to be in the background and the swing chains reaching the top of the card.  This was important to ground the swing and not allow it to look like it was just in mid-air.  Last I sized the puppy so that he appears to be sitting just in front of the swing.  All of that may sound complicated, but it's really just pushing and pulling on the corners of boxes. 

Once I felt like it looked 'right' then I pulled in a final layer with the sentiment and sized it to fit between the trees and the swing chain.  I printed the image on Neenah 110# card stock and colored it using my Copic markers.  

I used the Tattered Lace Nested Beaded Chain die to give the image a pretty edge.  I found a golden yellow and a fall plaid paper to add to the card base first, then the completed image to the 5 1/2" square card base.  

I finished the card by then adding the twine and the "Love" button charm at the bow. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:  

613 Avenue Challenge ~ Anything Goes + Add a Charm 

Dream Valley #233 Challenge ~ Make It Digital 

Crafty Catz Challenge #520 Anything Goes 

Your Next Stamps #148 Fall Fun 

Creative Knockouts #369 Thankful Thoughts 

CD Sunday #45 Anything Goes 

Allsorts ~ #591 Autumn Colors


Serving a Risen Savior,


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  1. A great autumnal card - I love all the autumn colours.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  2. Lovely warm feeling card ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  3. Beautiful Autumn card love the images,p.paper and little charm.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and playing the twist
    Carol DT x

  4. This is so beautiful, I just love the sentiment too, so glad you shared with us at CraftyCatz this week Pam.xx

  5. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. A delightful scene in those warm seasonal colours, thanks so much for joining in with my Autumn theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  7. Oh, what a gorgeous warm fall card Pam!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts, I hope you will join us again this week:-)


  8. Wow! You've created a great Autumnal scene. Very creative. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  9. Lovely and sweet card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Autumn colours;-))m

  10. You've created a really lovely scene on this very pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  11. A lovely scenic card with the autumn touch
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  12. A lot of work went into your Autumnal card. Looks great.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  13. Fabulous card!! The image is cute and colored beautifully. The design is fantastic. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  14. Great colours for this time of year. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  15. Beautiful Autumn creation, I love the colors! So glad you joined us at Creative Knockouts for our Thankful Thoughts Challenge and sincere apologies for my delayed comment.