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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Spirit of Autumn Greeting Card



This week marked the official start of Autumn in UK, so I decided to make an autumnal inspired card.
First using VersaColor Ombre ink in Mocha Truffle I stamped Indigoblu "Juliet" onto a lovely heavyweight paper by DCWV (Once upon a Time).
I edged the card with flitter glue then gilded it with Indigoblu megaflake in Royal Peacock. The Royal Peacock is a lovely blend of silver, bronze and gold with a hint of blue.
I then die cut lots of different size leaves with my handy new Sapphire and Ivy dies by Spellbinder.
These dies also embossed the veins on the leaves, which when buffed with Buff-it really adds depth and interest. I added some darker green on top in places with inks.
I then gilded some paper with the megaflake and die cut some leaves with this too. The die-cutting process seemed to add extra shine to the megaflake, and the leaves look almost as if crafted from metal.
Using Pinflair 3D glue I adhered the leaves to the card in a flowing pattern,  as if they were tumbing from Juliet's hair. The 3D glue gives a quick and easy raised effect, but small foam pads would also work well.

Supplies:
Paper: DCWV Once upon a Time 8x8 Stack
Dies: Spellbinders Die D-lites Ivy
Stamp: Indigoblu Juliet
Gilding: Indigoblu Megaflake Royal Peacock
Die-cutting machine- Spellbinders Sapphire
Pinflair Buff-It Gold
Ink: VersaColor Mocha Truffle, Tim Holtz Distress inks
Glue: Pinflair 3D

Challenges:
Indigoblu  32 Autumn Days
Crafting Musketeers 29 Autumnal Colours 
Creative Card 96 Fall 
Little Claire's Designs 61
Papermilldirect Autumn

13 comments:

Wenda said...

I love your card beautifull, thanks for joining us at the Indigoblu challenge.

Hugs Wenda

Hilary said...

Thanks for your entry to the Papermilldirect Autumn Challenge - it's stunning!

Joanie said...

Lovely card, I really like how you have made the leaves part of her flowing hair.
Thank you for joining in the IndigoBlu challenge.

Cheremane said...

This is beautiful Thanks so much for joining the IndigoBlu challenge this month. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon xxx

Gio said...

Stunning card. Love the subtle background and the design. Thank you for joining us at the IndigoBlu challenge :-)

Claire Newcombe said...

Beautiful, and perfect image to embellish with leaves in this way.

Thank you for joining us as the IndigoBlu challenge
Claire x

Julie Cassidy said...

Beautiful card gorgeous colours . Thanks for joining in the indigoblu challenge x

Julie Cassidy said...

Beautiful card gorgeous colours . Thanks for joining in the indigoblu challenge x

Julie Cassidy said...

Beautiful card gorgeous colours . Thanks for joining in the indigoblu challenge x

Kay Molyneux said...

Lovely card, perfect for the Autumn. Thank you for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge Blog, good luck. Kay x

Maxine Jones said...

What a beautiful card - I'm in love with the Rebecca stamp! Thank you for entering the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge - good luck!! Maxine x

Gaynor said...

Beautiful - love your design. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Lydia Boode said...

Wonderful creation, I love it. Thank you for joning us at the IndigoBlu Challenge.
Hugs
Lydia