Sunday, 9 September 2012

Leafy Thanks





I embossed the card on each side, then scored an edge, leaving a smooth strip for stamping the leaves and sentiment.  The leaves are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Autumn Leaves set.  I then curved the sentiment cling stamp on an acrylic block and stamped it in between the leaves, hopefully giving an impression of falling and swirling autumn leaves!
We have a vine in our back garden which has leaves like this which turn a rich red color in the autumn!
I colored the leaves with copics using the following:
R59, R46, R24, R22, R20, R00
Some people don't like using copics for one layer cards but I normally add a liner to the inside of my cards so don't find it a problem.
Supplies include:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Autumn Leaves
Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic (sentiment)
Copics
Darice plaid embossing folder
Score-pal
Memento Tuxedo Black ink


25 comments:

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful ! Love the embossing and the rich colouring of the leaves. Shirley x

Caroline said...

Love the card
Greetings caroline

Meadie said...

I love your card - such beautiful leaves! Your design is great too - hugs x x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

WOW! This is simply stunning.

I love the rich colour of your leaves, they really make your crad 'pop'. Great use of the lovely embossing folder.

Love Sheila x

Chrissie said...

What impressive embossing, it makes a superb backdrop for those fabulous leaves.
Thanks so much for joining us.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Elaine said...

This is beautiful - love the embossed sides and the vibrant colouring of the leaves!

Elaine said...

This is beautiful - love the embossed sides and the vibrant colouring of the leaves!

Anne Hayward said...

Love the one-layer texturing!

Piali said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love this card!!The white embossed background and the rich colored leaves are just beautiful!!Thanks for sharing with us @ CASual Fridays this week!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card! You've nailed the two challenges brilliantly.

Bethany S. said...

this is SO amazing! Gorgeous CAS design...and lovely texture!

WOW!

Michele Gross said...

This is really pretty! The shading on your leaves is wonderful. I'm glad you had a little fun with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Maja said...

Gorgeous! Love it!

Mandi said...

This is just fantastic
Love the embossing, love the leaves
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Susan said...

LOVE the embossing and the bright coloring on the leaves...awesome!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous design and details, Bridgit! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kimberly said...

Bridget - I love the way you left the stamped panel un-embossed. Great coloring too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kathyk said...

Fab card and gorgeous colouring

Kathyk

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh this is so gorgeous and yes I think you have captured the leaves falling effect beautifully!!x

Chris said...

Saw your card in the CASual Friday blog roll and had to come visit. Wonderful!!

Christina said...

Gorgeous leaves and wonderful partial embossing! I really love this design, Bridget. :) Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lisa A. said...

Hi there, long lost friend:)!!!!! Your card is stunning!!! It popped right out of the gallery at me...simply beautiful...your leaves, coloring, sentiments and embossing...LOVE IT ALL!! Hope all is well with you!!! I'm so glad you were a part of the challenge this week and I got to say hi!! HUGS!!!

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous card! Love how the curved sentiments add the feeling of movement to the leaves.

Daen'Ys said...

This card is also fabulous! I love the embossed background and the power of the colors.

Daen'Ys x

Pat Jandacek said...

Saw your card on LIM and had to comment. I'll go on to check out what other wonderful things you have created. This card is gorgeous and your flexing the 'thank you' has the effect you were looking for. What a fabulous idea and so 'right'. I don't recall seeing that embossed pattern before...another lovely.