Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fanciful Fall Leaf Card


I love the colors of fall and creating fall themed cards. Maybe that's because I grew up in rural PA where the landscape blazes with fall colors. I love the scent of wood-burning stoves, burning leaves and the crisp frosty freshness of the mornings.

So here is a fall wish from me to you!

This card pattern comes from Splitcoast Stampers card sketches # SC52. The focal leaf on the card front is embossed with 4 different colors of embossing powder which is very easy to do. I stamped the leaf image with clear embossing ink, then sprinkled embossing powder on one "stripe" portion at a time until it was covered. I used a claret color, brown color, copper tinsel and green color.

It's a little bit of work because I had to clean up each powder after I applied it so I wouldn't mix them up, but the effect is worth it. When all the powders were applied, I heated them to set the embossing powders.

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1 comment:

LauraLee Shaw said...

I love fall too, but here in Dallas, it's more like "Fell." Nothing like what I grew up with in southern IL. Still, I can't complain...we have beautiful weather.

Your card is Beautiful!!!