Grateful for Autumn

Grateful for Autumn 

Hello friends! Today's card was created for a few challenges: Double Trouble's Challenge #94Use your Stuff Challenge #433 and Sunday Stamps Challenge #267. In addition, I am planning on sending this card to a fellow member of the Foiling Snobs Club as part of their card swap, with the October theme of grateful. 





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To make this card, I pulled a few items out of my stash: a blue patterned background piece of paper that I had previously sprayed with Miami Vice Shimmering Bliss Spray and die cut with a cover plate die in my sash for another project and Yupo paper previously colored with yellow, orange and red alcohol inks. 

Next, I spent some time stamping the pumpkin and heat embossing it with copper embossing powder. I then used orange, cobalt blue, yellow and red Zig markers to color the pumpkin, and then went over the pumpkin itself with Wink of Stella for some additional shimmer. Then I stamped three leaves from the Painted Leaves set in Red Hot (Gina K), Summertime (VersaFine Clair), and Tiara (Catherine Pooler) ink and then allowed the ink to dry before stamping a second time with the second layer of each leaf, heat embossed with more copper embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating dies. Additional leaves were created by cutting the Yupo paper as well as the sparkly copper paper with the Altenew Tropical Leaves Mix die set. 

The sentiment was created by die cutting more of the sparkly copper paper from Concord & 9th with the thankful die and then gluing a piece of handmade paper behind the die cut to make it easier to read. 
 


To assemble the card, the cover die cut (blue background) was glued onto an A2-sized white card base. I then ink blended Peacock Feathers Distress ink around the edges of the cardbase. Next, I arranged and glued the leaves together so they overlapped each other and then used some double sided tape  to help keep the arrangement together and adhere the whole thing to the card base and blue die cut panel. Next, I attached the pumpkin with foam tape over the leaves. The sentiment was added next towards the bottom of the card. To finish the card, I added some Soda Springs sequins around the card, glued the dimensional leaf sticker over the bottom right part of the pumpkin, and splattered some white gold watercolor from the Starry Colors watercolor set around the card.

Thanks for reading!

Comments

  1. Just beautiful! Love the fall images and colors! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

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  2. Such a bright and colorful card... loving the background and the dimension in your falling leaves and pumpkin patch. Fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and hope you share with Use Your Stuff, who we are collaborating with in their challenge of "Fall/Autumn". Hope to see you there.

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  3. Fantastic card, I love how you used such a variety of techniques and products to bring it all together! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

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  4. Love your collection of leaves with the pumpkin - beautiful colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

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  5. Your colors are spot on with our challenge! Love all the details of this card, especially the sparkly THANKFUL and other metallic touches. Thanks for sharing with us at SUNDAY STAMPS!

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  6. Gorgeous, Anna - love your layering of elements, and, of course, your vibrant colors! Love that pretty pumpkin! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  7. Beautiful card. I love the layers and textures and the color palette is fabulous. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT. Co-ordinator

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  8. Absolutely spectacular fall card! Beautiful leaves, pumpkin and terrific cover die background. All the sparkle is wonderful as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

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  9. This is such a bright and happy Autumn card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Double Trouble! :)

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  10. absolutely beautiful. I love the pop of blue! Thanks for playing along at Double Trouble.

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