Thursday, October 14, 2010

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

 
 
  This is a card I did for 2 challenges.  The first challenge was for Our Daily Bread Designs with the theme of "leaves".  The 2nd challenge was  Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC88) with the challenge to ink and distress.  I created the top and bottom borders using a Martha Stewart border punch.  I used her corner punch to create the 3 leaves at the top of the oval.  I stamped the sunflowers stamps and cut them out using the only set I had (borrowed) from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I used Tombow markers to color them.  I layered them on top of a rust oval cut out using Spellbinders nestabilities.  The leaves are popped up to make them appear 3-D, though it is hard to see in the picture.  This is layered on top of another oval with the ends punched with MS floral border punch.  Both ovals are then layered on top of a Spellbinder label that I embossed with a leaf folder from Quick Cuts and then sanded. I used cardstock that was chocolate on one side and green on the other, so when I sanded it the green leaves came through.  I also sanded the edges of the label to give it a distressed edge.  The label is layered on top of a dark brown rectangle with both ends punched with the MS floral punch.  They just peek out under the label.  Everything is layered on top of the beautiful gold yellow card.  I sponged on some Tim Holtz Distress Ink on all the edges of the card, along with all the edges of the 2 ovals.  This really added to the color of the card.

7 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful Fall card and all of those leaves....just perfect for this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Thanks for taking the time to play along!Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

April said...

Very pretty and Fallish! I love the colors, Marie!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! I love your fall design with the sunflowers!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Love your beautiful sunflower card!!!! Gorgeous rich colors and I love the leaf punch! Thanks so much for playing along with ODBD!!! Blessings, Angie

Betty Wright said...

E. Marie, this is wonderful! The colors and design are fantastic and so beautifully fall! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful fall card Marie!!! Love the punched border and of course the distressing!!! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC!!! Hugs ~S~

Chrissy D said...

Ohh Very pretty fall card, E Marie - Love the fall colors! Thank you for joining us in the ODBDSLC!