How Beautifully Leaves Grow Old

Fall Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design How Beautiful Leaves Grow Old and Spellbinders Oval Bliss and Sparkle
Good morning sweet friends.  I’ve been diligently producing Christmas cards left and right and I looked up for a moment to be mindful that the seasons seem to be flying by (except summer, summer lasts forever).  I don’t think I’ve savored a fall more delicious than the one we’re in right now.  Although the leaves aren’t changing here yet, the air is crisp and the sky seems bluer with frothy clouds that  tumble through the sky without the threat of rain.  Yep, it’s fall and today I’m sharing a sweet fall sentiment from Quietfire Design called How Beautifully Leaves Grow Old.  

Fall Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design How Beautiful Leaves Grow Old and Spellbinders Oval Bliss and Sparkle

I have to be honest folks, I’d be hard pressed to find a great orange in my stash.  But fall has browns and golds with the tips of leaves colored with a splash of purple or or yellow.  I’m sharing a card with an awesome pairing of  Spellbinders Oval Bliss and Spellbinders Sparkle topped with Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG and embellished with Spellbinders Moroccan Accents.

Here’s how I made it – step by step:

  1. Start out with a 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ card base.  (Card base is made with two pieces of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″‘ paper scored and glued as in this Hinge Video.)
  2. Mat a 5-1/8″ x 6-3/4″ piece of cream cardstock with gold cardstock cut to 5-1/4″ x 7-1/4″
  3. Mat a 6-5/8″ x 4-1/2″ piece of design paper with gold cardstock cut to 4-5/8″ x 6-3/4″ adhere to previous layers with two layers of foam tape.
  4. Place ribbon and lace across card and two matted layers horizontally and tape on backside.  Adhere to card base with two layers of foam tape.
  5. Cut/emboss Spellbinders Oval Bliss and attach with two layers of foam tape.
  6. Cut/emboss Spellbinders Sparkle, adhere to card base, add two pearls.
  7. Cut/emboss Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG and stamp sentiment, distress with Brushed Corduroy Ink.
  8. Trace around outside of oval with Krylon Gold Leafing Pen
  9. Adhere oval to card base using two layers of foam tape.
  10. Glue a bow embellished with flowers and leaves to the right side of oval
  11. Cut one corner with Spellbinders Moroccan Accents, adhere to card and add pearl.
Rubber StampsQuietfire Design called How Beautifully Leaves Grow Old
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White – 80 lb smooth, Gold, Prima – Stationers Desk
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
AccessoriesSpellbinders Oval Bliss, Spellbinders Sparkle, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Moroccan Accents, Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Brown Satin Ribbon, Lace, Mulberry Flowers, Prima Leaves, Paper Studio Pearls, Krylon Gold Leafing Pen

By the way, I noticed Suzanne at Quietfire is running 20% off on stamps right now – I hope you’ll pop by and see if there’s anything that tickles your fancy.  In the meantime, enjoy your week and thanks so much for stopping by!

Parking Lot Questions:

  • Becky GreenOctober 22, 2014 - 9:23 am

    I rarely use Orange either, Becca. BUT, this sounds like a color to step out of your comfort zone with! LOL Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) (As ALWAYS!) I LOOOOVE the colors you’ve chosen! And BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT! (((HUGS!)))ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterOctober 22, 2014 - 9:26 am

    Beautiful autumn card and I love the use of gold accenting too!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKOctober 22, 2014 - 9:27 am

    Hello Becca
    Here in the UK we have had remnants of the latest hurricane and its has made the air damp and sometimes crisp too! It seemed to be a long summer… but now its changing to the lovely colours of Autumn…. time for warm jumpers and scarves!
    I really like this card and will look forward to the release of these Dies so that I can copy you lol!
    Take care BeccaReplyCancel

  • MaryannOctober 22, 2014 - 9:33 am

    WAUW this is so beautiful work here again Becca, really gorgeous and sooo well made.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LorenzOctober 22, 2014 - 9:37 am

    Oh Becca, this is lovely! I actually just got these stamps and haven’t had a chance to use them yet! Thanks you so much for inspiration! I can’t wait to play with them now!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)October 22, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Another stunning card!
    Enjoy the lovely fall days, Becca! Autumn is well and truly here in the UK and the colours are glorious. We have had some lovely mild days, but with the tail end of the hurricane, there is a definite chill in the air and the grass is damp. But I am still picking my autumnal raspberries – yellow in colour (so the birds don’t notice them so much!) and seedless. Everything is still in full bloom, but maybe not for much longer. Our clocks go back this weekend, so winter is well and truly just around the corner!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KOctober 22, 2014 - 10:05 am

    Stunning !ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingOctober 22, 2014 - 10:31 am

    I just got this stamp last week, and can’t wait until I can play with it. Along with fall and Thanksgiving, I think it will make a lovely sympathy card. I will probably take some inspiration from your gorgeous card as a
    I design…thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WOctober 22, 2014 - 10:34 am

    Great card – love the sentiment and adore that oval. I am currently trying to finish off 7 bday cards using the watercolour technique background card I made – although I didn’t really like my watercolour efforts when you cut them up and mount them on black – hey presto – they dont look bad – It’s a miracle of sorts me thinks – will send you a foto when they are finished – 2 down 5 to go! That will then sort all the Bday cards needed till 2015 so I can focus on Christmas – I’ve also used sequins on them and they are a great tone on tone embellishment – I didn’t cover the holes up as you can hardly see them and a tiny weeny pearl just didn’t look right I thought. Thanks for sharing and inspiring as you always do.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkOctober 22, 2014 - 10:39 am

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonOctober 22, 2014 - 10:51 am

    One word, STUNNINGReplyCancel

  • Linda CarsonOctober 22, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Breathtakingly beautiful… usual!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockOctober 22, 2014 - 12:19 pm

    Beautiful card love the layering and the sentiments thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Michelle P BOctober 22, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    Beautiful card….beautiful sentiment, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanOctober 22, 2014 - 1:08 pm

    Lovely card Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KOctober 22, 2014 - 1:58 pm

    Hi Becca,
    How beautiful is this card? It is breathtaking and your accessories are always so pretty.
    Autumn is all lovely colours and conkers, hot chocolate and warm clothes. Gorgeous. I think the only time that I use an actual orange card is Halloween, another great time.
    Wrap up, keep warm and happy crafting xxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthOctober 22, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Hi Becca, As usual, this card is absolutely gorgeous !! The muted autumnal colours are really ‘delicious’.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Diana DOctober 22, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. I was wondering if I needed the Sparkle die….I can now see why I do :))ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)October 22, 2014 - 5:02 pm

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card and I really like the colours. It’s spring here in New Zealand and the weather is getting much warmer.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsOctober 22, 2014 - 5:14 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca, love the leaves and flowers too.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Leslie MillerOctober 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm

    And how beautifully you’ve showcased a lovely sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineOctober 23, 2014 - 2:12 am

    How beautiful is your card and sentiment Becca , loving the layers and Autumn colors .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Mrs BOctober 23, 2014 - 2:26 am

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card and lovely sentiment.
    I love the gorgeous colours that Autumn brings, but I don’t like the colder weather and the darker days : ) Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeOctober 23, 2014 - 3:49 am

    Good morning Becca,
    What a beautiful card and the leaves, well they are exquisite in their colours. The Sparkle border on top of the Bliss oval looks so lovely that you wouldn’t know that it could turn into the hugger at the top and bottom of the oval. So pretty and different, thank you Becca,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Marcy DobbsOctober 23, 2014 - 7:07 am

    An amazing card. I love the look of burlap along side the elegant touches. I really love the extra that the Sparkle die cuts make. Thanks for sharing your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Mary KuligowskiOctober 23, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    Hello Becca!
    I love your cards and don’t take time to reply to each one. You have a special talent for unique and beautiful cards. I appreciate you sharing all that you do with us.

  • ANN ROBBINSOctober 23, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    I guess I’m late because unlike Mary before me, I usually reply within the first 10-15 bloggers. This is beautiful and I guess no one uses orange very much – except for Halloween. I love, love love the oval bliss dies and will have to put them on my want list. We just came back from a “foliage” trip to North Carolina (Cherokee) on Sunday and the leaves were getting really pretty!

  • Rosemarie GreenbankOctober 23, 2014 - 10:41 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Just surfacing again after 5 deaths (3 very good friends and sister and niece) plus having to have my lovely cat put to sleep (I know she was a good age but it’s so heartbreaking – but I didn’t abandon her).
    Your card is lovely (as is your previous post), I hope you are enjoying life a bit more now and that every day will bring sweet memories and a smile remembering.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • barbara macaskillOctober 23, 2014 - 11:35 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE this sentiment from Quietfire! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • BridgetteOctober 24, 2014 - 12:08 am

    Such a beautiful card! I’m new to cardmaking but, have always been crafting something. I feel a little intimidated by it. But with your help, I am slowly gaining ground. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseOctober 24, 2014 - 10:07 am

    Gorgeous card, just gorgeous. You always use such gorgeous ribbon, and those embellishments are beautiful. Another amazing card.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownOctober 24, 2014 - 7:37 pm


  • SusanneOctober 24, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    Becca…can I have this? hahaha Love it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Delphia Kay McbrideOctober 24, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    Becca, awesome techniques used hope to apply that to some of my creations one day. Is the Becca bow maker still available? I could really use one, poor ole fingers just can’t make pretty bows any more. Glad to hear u are doing well, miss seeing ya.ReplyCancel

  • ShazzaOctober 27, 2014 - 10:51 am

    such a beautiful card, love the sentiment xReplyCancel