Monday, October 10, 2011

Sweet Fall

Today I decided to play some more with my Distress Stains.  I used a piece of white cardstock that I ran through a Frame Cutting and Embossing Folder and colored it with a variety of Fall colored stains.  I spritzed it with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz which gave it a lovely shimmer.  I cut the center out and layered it on dark brown cardstock.  I used foam dots to pop this up on top of some rust cardstock punched with a Martha Stewart corner/border punch, then layered this on green and more dark brown.

For the image in the center I stamped and heat embossed using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.  I painted it with bleach but it wasn’t as light as I wanted so I decided to paint it with some Smooch.  This really added some sparkle.  The image is Bird On Flowering Branch from Sweet Stamps.

This was a fun card to make and I really love those stains.  I have ordered a few more and can’t wait to get them.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps Challenge #35 – Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches Challenge – Make It Dimensional
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 76 - No Designer Paper
Paper Play Challenge Week 40 – Autumn Colors
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Sparkle and Bling
Bling It On Challenge #8 – No Patterned Papers
DYSU Challenge #40 – Use Brown
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 46 --Fall or Halloween!
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #88 – Let’s See Those Leaves
Sew Many Challenge #70 – Colors: Burnt Orange, Yellow, and Brown
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #133 – Distressing
The Pink Elephant TPE120 – Inspiration Challenge!!


MarcyK924 said...

Hi Marie! Fun and colorful card! Lots of inky goodness with your distress stains. I love using them too. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! Hugs, Marcy K.

NancyD said...

Love the effect of the colors and the embossing and cutting. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

Ren-Yi said...

What a gorgeous card, inspired by indian summer :) All our leaves are turning these beautiful colors now too! THanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Gorgeous card! Wonderful work with your spritz and stains! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love how you made the frame with inks and shimmer ,, I am sure it looks even more gorgeous IRL !! Beautiful !

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous creative card - love those fall colours.
Thanks for joining our 'animals' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

JOAN said...

Cute card!! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU this week. Hugs, Joan

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Mandy said...

Beautiful card, so pretty & such gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Autumn colours challenge and at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful card! Great no designer paper challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Joy said...

this is fabulous, thanks so much for playing the Pink Elephant Photo Inspiration challenge this week! JOY DT

Amanda R said...

So creative Marie! I would never be able to be that free but wish I was!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Marie this is so beautiful and creative. I am mesmerized by the beautiful shading. Well done. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends "No Designer Paper" challenge. It is a delight to visit you and see what you created for our viewing pleasure. Good luck in the drawing and hope you can join us again in the next challenge.

Bear Hugs,

Sarah said...

Fabulous Fall colours and such a vivid green - a great make and take on the theme. Thank you for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi E.Marie

Another great card love that die frame!

Thanks so much again for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Designing with Debbie said...

What a pretty card, so colorful. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. We hope to see you again next week. Check out our new design team at SpeedyTV

Nicola said...

What a gorgeous autumnal card Marie, using some fab techniques!
Thanks for entering our Fall/Halloween challenge over at Fussy and Fancy this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Heleen said...

Wow, great card! Love the colors.
Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge.


laney said...

wow lovely creation!!
thanks for joining us at Bling it on this time hope to see you next time too

nat x x said...

great card. thanks for entering the challenge over at bling it on


nat x x