Card Cafe Thursday with Melissa Phillips!

Card Cafe Thursday with Melissa Phillips!

Hello friends!  Welcome to Card Cafe Thursday!  Today I am sharing a couple of cards created with my favourite season in mind…Fall!

I always feel a jumpstart in my creativity as Autumn approaches and enjoy using the brilliant colours associated and all of the traditional icons that represent this time of year.

One of my current favourite stamp sets if the Fall of Color set from Your Next Stamp.  This set is perfect for those of you who love to colour your stamped images or paper-piece, or for very basic stamping.

For my first card, I began with a white cardstock base and stamped my images in watermark ink and then heat embossed each using white embossing powder.  I added colour using the ink blending technique, sponging colour over my embossed images and watching them pop!

Autumn is Like Spring Card: Supplies Used: STAMPS:  Fall of Color from Your Next Stamp, INK:  Papertrey Ink, CARDSTOCK:  Reverse Confetti, PAPER:  Fabulous Fall from Your Next Stamp and Fall Break from Carta Bella Paper Co., DIES:  Fall of Color from Your Next Stamp and Papertrey Ink, ADHESIVE:  Scrapbook Adhesives, OTHER:  Sequins, seam binding, jute

I then created a focal point where I could stamp my sentiment and highlight it using stamped and die cut images, adhering them to add dimension and depth.

My second card uses stamped images combined with patterned paper.

This is a simple way to bring in colour and pattern, which instantly adds character and personality.

My tiny acorn was created using the paper-piecing technique, where I snipped different patterns and colours of paper to create my unique image.  Wood leaves bring in the warmth and texture of Autumn along with a bow tied with jute at the top of my tag.

There’s so much to enjoy about this special time of year.  I encourage you to dive in and create with texture, colour, and patterns as you pull out for favourite fall products.

Enjoy your creative time today!

~ Melissa Phillips


2018-09-06T15:11:44-04:00September 6th, 2018|Card Cafe Thursday|


  1. Lisa K September 6, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Love these cards! I love paper piecing. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Helen Gullett September 6, 2018 at 10:28 am

    WOW… these cards are amazing Fall themed cards. Love those layers!

  3. Bette September 6, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Gorgeous with a lot of love and thought put in!

  4. BarbMac Vt September 6, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Absolutely stunning Fall cards! You have captured the colors of the Season beautifully! TFS!

  5. Jeanne Beam September 6, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Gorgeous Fall cards! Love the colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  6. Heather Parry September 6, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Great cards. I love the use of patterned papers in these!

  7. Rebeca Ruiz September 6, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful cards!

  8. Nina Oelke September 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Lovely Fall cards Melissa! ❤️

  9. Debra Patton September 7, 2018 at 7:55 am

    I love fall and fall cards!

  10. Andi Walsh September 7, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Absolutely the cutest cards! Love what you did Melissa!

  11. Karen September 7, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Beverly Jordan September 7, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Melissa, these are so beautifully done! Love the paper piecing! The cool fall weather is not coming here in Florida but maybe I should make cards to make it come!!!!

  13. Dee Earnshaw September 7, 2018 at 11:52 am

    lovely cards – thanks for the ideas:)

  14. Sandy B September 7, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Beautiful cards!

  15. Charlene O September 7, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    OMG! These cards are so lovely 🙂

  16. Sharon Gullikson September 10, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    i like how you used designer paper for paper piecing!

  17. Karla Yungwirth September 10, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    These are beautiful cards! Fall is one of my fav seasons too!

  18. Teresa Medeiros September 11, 2018 at 9:01 am

    These are beautiful cards! Love those stamps.

  19. Jo Prang September 12, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing these lovely cards! More, please!

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