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!


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

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

  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.

    Mary Ellen, AHSC DT

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


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

    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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

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

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

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

    lindyloo x

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

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

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

  13. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at DVC this week.

    Susan x

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