Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Beauty of Fall

The weather was definitely cooler today and it reminded me of Fall.  I guess that put me in the mood for today’s easel card.


I recently purchased some new stains and wanted to play with them and this card was perfect for it.  The image is Pumpkins 4 Sale from Sparkle N Sprinkle and I heat embossed it using Versamark Ink and Copper Embossing Powder on cream cardstock four times.  On the first image I added the sky and ground color.  On the second image I used the stains to add all the coloring, cut it out, and used foam tape to pop it on top of the first image.  I colored the remaining two images and cut out various sections to add more layering on the flowers, leaves, wagon, and 4 Sale sign.  I used an embossing tool to shape the flower petals and to press down the centers.  Then I used SNS Brushable Glue to add Autumn Sparkle colored Sparkle N Soft to the center of each flower to add some bling.

For the inside of the card, I colored the sky and ground again.  I used a die to cut out the pumpkin and heat embossed the SNS sentiment, The Beauty, with the Copper embossing powder.  I colored it with the stains, added the grooves and shaping using a large tipped embossing tool, and used foam tape to adhere it.  A quick tip for the shaping is to do it before the paper dries as it is more flexible and holds the shaping better when it does dry.


The brown decorative strips were created using a border punch and I threaded some ribbon through it.  I actually colored the ribbon to match the card.  The butterflies were cut out using the smallest Spellbinders’ Nested Butterflies 2 Die.  I colored them and added a tiny strip of Double Sided Tear-ific Tape to the back of the body opening so I could add some Embers glitter.  The wings were lightly brushed with the SNS Brushable Glue and dipped into Starfire glitter.  I love the sparkle and bling this added.

Do you feel the crisp Fall breeze this card inspires?

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 71 - Bring on the Bling!!!
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Multifold Cards/Creations
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 50 – Easel Card/Easel Box Card (Tip on shaping images) Happy 1st B-Day!1
Crafty Creations Challenge #135 – Anything But a Square
Craft Us Crazy Challenge 16 – Autumn Colors and/or Favorite Embellishments
Craft Your Passion Challenge #74 – Anything Goes with a Twist (Flowers)
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #110 – Make Your Own Flowers (hopefully all my coloring, cutting, shaping, and layering counts)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #127 – The Sky’s The Limit
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge – Let’s Bling It
Everybody Art Challenge #158 - Fall/Autum
Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Pink, Orange, and Yellow

37 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful! It caught my eye immediately! http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Grace said...

Hi Marie! Oh wow!!!!! What a gorgeous easel card! When you say stains, do you mean the THoltz stains? I have not played with them yet so I'm wondering about them! Your toled images are so awesome... so much dimension! Love the stained effect! Wow!

lalkygirl said...

wow marie what a stunning card ,i love everything about it
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

April said...

So bright and pretty, Marie! I love everything about it!

Hugs, April

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! Love the bright and vibrant colors! Love all the dimension! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Sandra said...

I just love this gorgeous colours so bright and cheerful! :) Sandra H

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, how beautiful. Just love your fall scene filled with layers of beauty and interest. The colors are fabulous. Great job in the challenge. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Céline said...

beautiful card,love the bright colors
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday for our "the sky the limit" challenge
hugs
céline SSC DT

Lin said...

OMW Stunning, stunning, stunning. (Can you tell I love it!)

Gorgeous colours, fabulous sky background, just perfect.

Thanks so much for joining in at Lexi's.

Lin xx

Sharon said...

A really stunning Autumn card, so pleased you like our sketch at Totally Gorjuss. Thanks for taking part. hugs Sharon

Jessie Lubyk said...

Wow! This is just positively stunning Marie. I just adore the whole card and the layers...did I say WOW yet? :) Have a great day.

HandmadebyTLC said...

You are absolutely right and thanks to you, we don't have to go out into the rain to see the beautiful fall colors! This card is gorgeous, thanks for joining our birthday celebration at Top Tip Tuesday.
Hugs and good luck,
Tammy Louise

Jo said...

This is such a striking card, fabulous colours. Jo x

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful fall card!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Designing with Debbie said...

What an AWESOME card. I love how you popped up the sunflowers and pumpkins to show case them. Love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Joy said...

this is fabulous, thanks for playing with Bugaboo's anything goes challenge! JOY DT

Brenda said...

Fabulous fall card! Very well put together. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Tammy Miller said...

What a great Card thanks so much for joining our Sept Anything Goes Challenge! Tammy DT Coordinator

Lisa M said...

This makes me want to go and make some hot cider and read a good book outside with a blanket.
LOVE your fall easel card and all the fine details you included. Very pretty card. :)
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :D
Lisa xx
Be sure you check the TTT guidelines for even MORE chances to win on this challenge. :D
Happy stamping...

Donna said...

Oh My! Marie, what a gorgeous card! Beauty is the right word. The creative use of EPs, Glitter, and flocking are eye catching! Thanks for a gorgeous card!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Just beautiful Marie, the image is wonderful and your coloring is stunning. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY this time:)

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your rich gold colours on this pretty easel. The perfect card for our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Thank you so much for playing along with us! Hugs, Lesley

Hazel said...

Such a gorjuss card, I love it,
H xx

scrap joanny said...

great colors !!!! super card - Thank you so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges hugs Joanna

Caroljenks said...

What gorgeous colours you've used! Beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week to celebrate our 1st Birthday! Make sure you haven’t missed out on any of our amazing prizes this week – pop over to TTT to make sure you’re entered into ALL of our prize draws :)

Carol x

Caroljenks said...

...sorry.....forgot to say thanks for adding your great Top Tip too ;)

Lori said...

Wow! What an amazing FALL card! Love all the layering! Thanks for entering your card in Totally Stampalicious this week - WTG!

Annette said...

Wow, 4 times embossed! This is an amazing card, really pretty colours and great image. Thanks for joining our 'make your own flowers' at Incy Wincy this week.

By the way, I have candy if you're interested in entering!

Annette
xx

Emma H said...

Oh, what a gorgeous fall card, love the colours! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a cute card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!
Denise
CCC-DT

cotnob said...

Great card, I saw it on Top Tip Tuesday, love all the autumn colours.
Pauline
x

Hazel said...

I saw your card on top tip tuesday,
H xx

Michelle said...

A wonderful fall card with lots of awesome details! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week!

Danni said...

So vibrant!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Jennifer Shults said...

Oh I love that stamp! Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing this week's Flutterby Wednesday challenge.

Annette said...

your card is absolutely beautiful..love the beautiful fall colors...

thanks for your nice comment on my blog.. Happy Crafting..

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is stunning just love the design and the colors are devine,really beautiful work just wanted to pop over to say bless you for your kind words you left on,creative inspirations,blog so kind of you and thank you for your support too love hugs cherylxxxxx