Making this Autumn card and ignoring what is going on outside placates me slightly. I can pretend, can't I? So I began with a base of Sahara Sand. I had planned on a square card after finding a scalloped square in my "scraps" drawer. So I cut the base just a bit smaller to allow the scallops their moment in the spotlight and attached the two together.
I ran a smaller square through the Big Shot and embossed it using the Pinewood Planks folder. The pattern is nice and deep but not overwhelming. Once I had attached it to the scalloped square, I put that aside and got to work on all the pieces which would adorn it. First I cut two leafy twigs using the Eclectic Layers thinlits from the Champagne Foil sheet. Then I cut a single maple leaf using the Seasonal Layers thinlits from the Copper Foil sheet. I used my Simply Scored stylus and placed the maple leaf onto a Silicone Craft sheet and drew in the veins for the leaf.
Next I took two of the images from the Basket of Wishes stamp set and stamped my basket of Autumn blooms onto a scrap of Whisper White, using Basic Black ink. I coloured the basket and blooms using my Stampin' Markers and then fussy-cut the image. For my sentiment I used a lovely "Thanks" die from Taylored Expressions which I had been gifted by a good friend.
Doesn't the finished card look great? I love the Champagne foil and Copper foil together. I hope you'll check out the other Autumn themed cards at the Inkspirational Challenge.