Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In Thanks for Fall Leaves

I've been busily making both Halloween and Thanksgiving cards to sell at our October Church Fair.  I love how I can sit down and stamp all day if I want to, now that I'm retired!  
Today I have a Thanksgiving card to share.
I used my brandy-new Mix and Mat - Pinked Edge Die that has this beautiful leaf cut out in the middle of it.  I cut it out of Arches Watercolor paper and then colored it by rubbing Distress Inks on my craft mat, spritzing the inks with water, and dragging and pouncing the die cut panel in the colors.  
I layered it to a panel of Brown Kraft Core Coredinations paper that I sanded to reveal some of the Kraft Core.  I embossed the sentiment in gold on a strip of vellum and attached it over the panel with small brads.
 Tomorrow I'll be back with a Halloween Card!

I'm linking my card to:
 this is the first time I've used the pinked edge leaf die

Make My Monday - Autumn Colors

Stamps:  Peace and Plenty - Waltzingmouse (no longer available)
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Rustic Cream, Vellum - PTI, Brown Kraft Core - Core-dinations.
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Barn Door, Spiced Marmelade, Crushed Olive, Gathered Twigs.
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, heat tool, small brads, mini sander - Ranger, nonstick craft mat.


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Oh this is gorgeous Julia, I adore the contrast of the Autumnal rustic tones against the transparency of the sentiment piece. Gorgeous. Tracy x

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia! So unique and creative!

Susan said...

I too love the freedom of spending all day crafting if I want to, or gardening, or reading = the joy of retirement!! Beautiful autumn colours and a great design!

Glenda Atkins said...

Very beautiful and very creative, a wonderful card with an autumnal theme. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Glenda DT

crafty said...

beautiful leaves. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Fall colors and die cut design for the Thanksgiving Holiday season. TFS Julia. Hugs

Darnell said...

I cannot believe you did not hammer this beautifully pinked leaf card out of copper! It is astounding to me, sis!! So unique! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge #12!! Hugs, Darnell

sweetpea said...

Great Autumn card thanks for sharing it with us at MMM challenge Janet DT

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

That is so amazing, I love your smooshed water coloured panel! Thanks so much for joining our Leaves challenge over at Creative With Stamps and we hope to see you back next month! Cheers, Gwendolyn

Bonnie said...

This is a wonderful Thanksgiving card, Julia! Love those leaves!

butterfly said...

Love those gorgeous inky leaves - I'm sure you'll sell cards like hot cakes at the fair.
Alison x

Dorlene Durham said...

This is so different and so pretty & unique. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

Loll said...

Beautiful, deep autumn colours for both your leaves panel and the background panel. Gorgeous card. Love the vellum heat embossed banner. xx

Kim x said...

Fabulous card Julia. I love the colours and that wonderful die. Thank you for entering your card into my 'Autumn' challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx