Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hello Fall

Still playing with my (new to me) stitched leaf wreath......here's another card featuring it!  (I probably should have combined both posts today into 1)

Hello Fall

supplies: Hero Arts pool layering paper, watercolor paper, kraft card stock, and lots of printed design papers, Simon's Stitched Leaf Wreath, Stampendous Autumn Words background, VersaMark and white embossing powder, peacock feathers distress ink diluted with water, sentiment from Sugar Pea Fall Fox, twine, MFT stitched tag, adhesive foam squares

I started by cutting out my wreath die from a panel of watercolor paper.  After removing the leaves, I overstamped the panel in VersaMark, heat embossed it in white powder, then washed it with some diluted peacock feathers distress ink.  Then I cut more leaves from a plaid paper, and popped them into place above my stitched wreath, and then fit more leaves (left over from this card) under the plaid ones to fill the wreath out.  Here's a closer shot to show you the dimension.  At this angle, you can see in the bottom right where the wreath die originally was cut from the background.

Hello Fall, detail

To finish I just stamped and cut a stitched tag and tucked it in, along with a twine bow.

I'm pleased with the way this turned out - love the combo of fall colors and aqua/teal/turquoise, and mixing text into anything always pleases me!

11 comments:

  1. really pretty, Lin - i love the teal/orangey colors together too!

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  2. I love your leaf wreath, it is pretty!

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  3. Na, its fun to take a look at two posts and easier for the reader to keep the cards apart in their minds...at least it is for me. Love this take with blue and browns as well. I am coming to love that combo Lin and it is because of your lovely cards.

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  4. LOVE this stunning fall creation! The turquoise paired with the text is such a great background!

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  5. Fabulous fall wreath, Lin!! Just love how you did the background too! Off to check out the other card :)

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  6. A gorgeous wreath Lin - love the way you did the background, and also taking the die cut out of the background is ingenious. The plaid paper leaves add such subtle texture amongst the others.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful -- the colors, the patterned paper leaves, the color wash on the text background. This is one of those days when you just outdid yourself!

    I'm in SE Florida and we seem to have escaped the eye of the storm for the moment, although we've had tornado warnings all morning. I'm buttoned up with my family, but our thoughts are with family in the Tampa area. Hope your son found safety.

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  8. Love how you made your background, Lin. It is so pretty with the colors of your leaves. And I love that tag tucked in the way you did. Gorgeous card! Thanks for inspiring me to try this with dies and stamps that I own.

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  9. Love your background and choice of colours! Is the background an older stamp? I tried to find it and was unable to. Thanks

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  10. sweet card Lin...I also love how you did the bkg...adds great interest.
    xx Karen

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  11. Wonderful design Lin! This is a beautiful autumn card!

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