Friday, September 28, 2012

Bittersweet Wreath

Just playing today, with a brand new stamp I found this week at Michael's and one that I got last year.  Here is my card:

Autumn Words

supplies: cream cardstock, Stampendous "Autumn Words", Rosewood (FrogsWhiskersink.com) "Bittersweet Wreath", Anita's Teddy Bear Brown ink, clear embossing powder, mustard seed, spiced marmalade and barn door distress inks, orange gems, orange gingham ribbon, Dear Lizzie button

I have been on the lookout for many years for such a background stamp, and was thrilled when I stumbled upon it yesterday.  I stamped it on the front of the card, then masked off the edges so I could sponge in the distress inks.  the wreath was stamped separately and cut out, then popped above the background with some added gems and the gingham bow.  

Hope you're not tired of my autumn cards, 'cause I'm not done yet!

Since I used a Stampendous stamp and everything is embossed, I'd like to enter this into the Stampendous Impressions September challenge - embossing techniques.

23 comments:

  1. Wow, this is somethin' else, Lin! The sponged color really makes that wreath pop.

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  2. BEautiful Autumn BG!!
    The colors are so warm:)

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  3. Beautiful Lin. Love the golden background. :)

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  4. Gorgeous, Lin! Love the wreath and your background is stunning!

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  5. I, for one, am so glad you're not done making autumn cards - it's some of your best work, my friend! What an awesome background stamp - love the beautiful colors! :)

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  6. Lin, it is always a treat to stop by your blog on my day off...sorry I haven't made it by all week, but I'm catching up. Wonderful cards all week, and I really LOVE this one! That is a great background stamp, great masking and distressing (I thought it was layered, had to look closer when I read you masked the edge!). That wreath is really pretty, too. I love your fall cards, keep them coming!

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  7. Please keep the autumn inspired cards coming...I love the colors and your brilliant designs! I especially love how you created the border on this gorgeous card, great idea to mask it off before blending on the color!

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  8. OK, did Michael's see your thread and my post on Flickr??? How PERFECT is this background! I LOVE the wreath and ribbon on top of it - the whole mix of colors is breathtaking! XOXO

    PS - I could never get tired of your Autumn cards! I describe you as "Autumn Prolific" and now look forward to seeing the season change!

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  9. I never tire Autumn cards. Stamp on! I love this one, that background is perfect.

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  10. Lin! This is sensational. What a gorgeous card. Your design is so perfect and the colors grasp autumn so well. So pretty!

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  11. Gorgeous background and love the combination of stamps.

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  12. I love FALL and I love your fall cards :) Thanks for all the inspiration - such a gorgeous background!

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  13. Beautiful! Love that background stamp and the masked off distress inks. Who is tired of fall cards? Fall just started. Being em on! :)

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  14. never can tired of these fabulous colours Lin, or your wonderful autumn creations. A beautiful card.

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  15. LOVE the embossing, Lin and the bright fall colors and wreath! GREAT wreath!

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  16. Beautiful Fall card. I love the "berries" on the wreath. Marvelous!

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  17. Lin, Your card is fantastic! I love your swirl of sponged ink on the Autumn Words background. Thank you so much for joining us at the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.

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  18. Beautiful job on your embossed card! Thanks so much for entering it in our challenge! Hope to see you in another challenge soon. Good luck!

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  19. what a beautiful fall card!! love the gradiation of colors and thanks for joining us at Stampendous Sat Challenge!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! Love how you masked off the embossed background when adding color! And love that wreath...and that adorable bow...and the rich fall colors! Love it all! Thanks for playing along with Stampendous Embossing Challenge!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!