Friday, November 4, 2011

FM31 Gratitude is the Best Attitude

Now that Halloween is over, time to get back to some Fall/leaf/Thanksgiving projects. I think I haven't beaten, ur inked, the leaf images to death yet, and I haven't even pulled out my fav French Foliage this year. What?!


So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project featuring "Heat Embossing".
  2. Or Make a "Thank You (Grateful)" project.
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Thank You Project using Heat Embossing".

Of course I'm gonna mash it up! I used the sketch from Creating Pretty Cards #5.

Oops, I somehow translated a thankful card into just leaves/fall/autumn/Thanksgiving. After I was done, I went back and saw it should actually say thankful. Doh... had to go back and stick that on there.

I embossed the leaf outline with Versamark + Soft Suede ink + clear embossing powder. I went back and sponged with all sorts of colors afterwards. The middle leaf edges and pennant ends are curled up for some dimension.

Stamps: French Foliage, Thankful For; Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla; Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Versamark; Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Sponges, More Mustard button, Linen Thread, Always Artichoke seam binding, Circles #2 die, Perfect Pennants die, Petal Cone die, Big Shot.

Thank for stopping by!

16 comments:

Shelley Z said...

You amaze me with your creativity! This card is beautiful!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful card!!

PaperFairyKris said...

Wow! Beautiful card! Your leaves look so real. I love your color combination. Nice touch with the French Foliage background. Thanks for playing along with the CPC Sketch Challenge!

Yapha said...

Wow! What a spectacular card! Those leaves are just amazing!

Mickey Roberts said...

Stunning card and a great interpretation of the sketch.

Jen Timko said...

Casing!!! Love it!!

Lisa said...

As everyone has said, your leaves are just stunning! I will be casing those leaves for a card that I'll make in the future! Thanks!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, the leaves are wonderful.

Kim P said...

STUNNING!! Those leaves are absolutely gorgeous!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow- those leaves look so real! Love the texture and embossing (will have to try this technique in the future)! Thanks for inspiring us with your creativity and am looking forward to stamping with you this month!

Paula said...

Those leaves are amazing. And the whole thing is just beautiful!

Jacque said...

Wow! Your leaves do look so real!! I miss the turning of the leaves living now here in Hawaii! Love, love your beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation on CPC too! Jacque

Adriana Benitez said...

Wow! The card is gorgeous and those leaves - amazing! TFS!

Joan said...

Very simple and simply gorgeous!

Holly said...

Those are the most gorgeous leaves I have seen ever!! Wow, I love the layout you used and the colors are perfect for fall..PS sorry I'm late making my rounds from last week.

Julie Marshall said...

Your leaves are absolutely stunning! They have so much depth and dimension. Gorgeous card!