Christmas Autumn Days

Dawn Olchefske has great talent, and I check out her site on a regular basis. She provides so much inspiration to the paper crafting community. Thanks again Dawn. Today, I have taken an idea from one of her Christmas cards – making some minor changes.

The card base is Naturals Ivory. I then took a piece of Very Vanilla and used the faux letterpress method with Crumb Cake ink and the Lacy Brocade TIEF. I stamped the pine cones from the retired Autumn Days using Early Espresso and Always Artichoke markers on Very Vanilla. These were sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and the edges sponged with Crumb Cake. and added to another piece of vanilla. The Peace on Earth sentiment from Greetings of the Season was stamped in Early Espresso.

It is a little difficult to see the sparkles, but isn’t this an elegant Christmas card?

Here is one using a different stamp set with a similar design.


45 thoughts on “Christmas Autumn Days

  1. Hi Laurent,
    The measurements for the card are:
    Card Base: 21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm
    Embossed Layer: 13.8cm x 9.5cm
    Pine Needles Layers: 4cm x 4cm
    Background Layer for Pine Needles and Sentiment: 11.8cm x 5cm
    I hope that this helps. Please get back to me if you have any further queries.
    Happy stamping,


  2. Hi Annette— love this card and others of yours I’ve seen. What stamp set did you use for the pine branch and cone? I got the Pretty Pines Thinlets dies, but must have missed that pine branch stamp I’ve been looking for a long time. Just beautiful!


  3. Simply stunning indeed! Would go great with my “rustic/vintage elegance theme for this coming Christmas. Would sincerely appreciate the “how-to”. Thanks so much.


  4. This is lovely and elegant. It’s just right for the feeling of the season, as is the sentiment. Thanks for sharing it with us.


  5. I love this card! It is so elegant. Could you please send me the instructions?
    Thanks so much!


  6. Would you share the directions for the beautiful Christmas card Peace on Earth? Loved the pine leaves and cones. Having lived all my life in North Carolina USA, the pine tree is one of my favorite trees. Thank you, Nancy T


  7. This is a beautiful card … did you cut out the background with a Cricut or something similar? Would love to make cards like this. I’ve been making mixed media cards but not this elegant. Thank you for sharing. I would like the instructions if you share them. Thank you!


  8. Hi Lesley,

    Thanks for your comment on my card. The Peace on Earth stamp is from a Stampin’ Up! set called “Greetings of the Season”.


  9. Love this card…very elegant. Would love to buy that “Peace” stamp. Don’t see the stamp maker tho.


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