Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I am very fond of embossing these days and today's card has two portions with embossing on it. 

The layout of the card comes from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:


I have the panel, background and sentiment ready.  Some embossing was done here:



The sentiment was embossed with copper embossing powder.  Can't believe that this color works so well with Fall cards!  The dark green panel on the left is a self-made patterned paper.  I randomly stamped three small images for the background and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I like random stamping - it is such a creative outlet!  This dark green panel also gives some texture, gloss and dimension to the card. 

Now onto the butterfly.  Since my card is a fall card, I was inclined to use leaves instead of a butterfly.  However, one leaf seems too lonely on its own, two leaves do not seem quite right.  What about three?  Not that good either.  At this point, I tried to add certain things to the leaves.  I punched out a scalloped circle, added the hemp and the die cut word "fall".  Putting them together in a cluster is far better than the leaves alone.  Those leaves alone remind me of a Grade 1 workbook showing kids how to count.  LOL. 

My card is entering the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Autumn
Fashionable Stamping - Autumn colors
Friday Mashup - Fall and/or Paper Piecing
An Inky Situation - Fall Leaves


 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

  1. Great card, love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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  2. very nice, I really like your take on this weeks sketch for AHSC. I really like how you put it all together.

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  3. Your card is wonderful. I love the patterned paper you used.

    Thank you for playing along with us over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    Hugs,
    Mary Ellen, AHSC DT

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  4. Hope you'll stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas Fall linky party!

    Tara
    www.craftindesertdivas.com

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  5. Very pretty card. Love the colors and the embossing. Thank you for playing with us at Jo's FFC!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  6. A lovely card - beautiful colours! Thank you for joining our Autumn challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  7. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts.

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  8. Beautiful paper and scene with the leaves. I almost feel like I am in it. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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  9. Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    An Inky Situation Page on Facebook
    :) Janis
    Shop Stampin' Up! with me

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  10. Great take on our theme this time at Dream valley love the colours and layout

    lindyloo x

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  11. Very pretty.. I love the fall cut outs. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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  12. What a lovely fall card! The green is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this week at The Friday Mashup!

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  13. Love the look of the copper embossing, it looks so rich on this lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril x

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  14. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at DVC this week.

    Susan x

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  15. A really lovely Autumnal creation and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Fliss x

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