Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall Leaves and Friendship

Hi there everyone; Jennifer here to share the details of the fall card I created for our Fall Card Challenge. You have until September 29th to enter, so I expect to see lots and lots of pretty fall colors!

When I think fall, I envision pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, boots, and leaves going crunch under my feet. One of the joys of living in the Northeast is that we actually get all 4 seasons, and leaf peeping is one of them! With that in mind, I set to work and came up with this:


Here's the layer breakdown:
Base - kraft paper
Background - my own creation with Distress Paints and watercolor paper. Colors used: Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss and Spiced Marmalade.
Sentiment layer - natural ivory linen, Unity Stamp Co. sentiment from a Stamp of the Week in Memento Espresso ink.
Leaves - these were FUN and MESSY! Vellum embossed with a crackle embossing folder from Darice, die cut with the Tim Holtz Textured Leaves die, and rubbed with the mini Distress Inks in Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade, Olive, and Spiced Marmalade. I tacked them down with my Tombow Mono glue by 'hiding' the glue drops with the inked bits of the leaves and the twine bow up top.
Final touches - twine bow and a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh 4mm sequins in Sand and Forest Moss.


I tacked the leaves down to the ivory linen paper, the linen paper to the background paper, and then used 3D foam tape to attach the whole shebang to the kraft base card. Add on the bow and the sequins and this baby was done!

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for the contest!

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful Card. I really like the background and the vellum leaves. Awesome!

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  2. Wonderful card, great colors, love the embossed vellum the sentiment and sequins. I will have to come up with a card to enter your challenge.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  3. Gorgeous..loving those leaves:-) xxx

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  4. The leaves are totally creative! Great work!

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  5. I Love your friendship card it is very pretty!

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  6. I love the Autumn festivity that is "leafing" off the page....haha!

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  7. That certainly gives a good representation of fall!

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  8. Beautiful fall card--love how you made the leaves.

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  9. What an amazing card! Those leaves are fabulous!
    Beth
    Beth's Beauties

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  10. Wow, this just pops with Fall colors and texture!

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  11. This is very pretty! Love those leaves!

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  12. This is really cool - love it :)

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  13. So pretty. Love the colors and texture.

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  14. I really love the leave!. It's the perfect Autumn card.

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  15. Super cool background. Love the leave. Very pretty.

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  16. beautiful card... love the side panels...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  17. This card is so much fun! I love the colors and the techniques you used! What a great card for this perfect fall day!

    (Not sure if my other comment went to moderation, so I wanted to make sure I commented!)

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  18. This is lovely, Jennifer. Great Fall colors.

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