Friday, September 13, 2013

MC Sept/13 - Fall Pears - You are Amazing

One of my favorite dies are these Spellbinder's "Pears" just love them... On the Card Maker blog there is a challenge to use dry embossing and highlight some of it... right up my alley. So I'm using my newest acquisition - Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin "Brocade" is a gorgeous embossing folder set. I'm using the background folder for this card.

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). I made a diffuser a while back which I keep handy made from mat board that gives me a 1" border around this size card. So I placed my card front in the folder, put my diffuser on top, matching the edge of my card and then my embossing sandwich and thru my machine. Used my Scor-It board to create a definite border line between the embossing and my center rectangle.

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Die cut the pears and used the same embossing folder. The larger pear has a light sponge application of Distress "Scattered Straw" and then some "Aged Mahogany", Then I used the Mahogany pad to hit the high points. The smaller pear has the scattered straw and then "Crushed Olive" and then the pad of Olive on the high points. Clear embossed them then adhered them to the card with white Alene's glue.

The leaves are another Spellbinder die "Foliage". They were left plane and just sponged with the same colors and then cut away from the multi leafed die cut.

Click on image for a larger view. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Card Maker  Embossing & highlighting
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Hot or Dry embossing
The House That Stamps Built  #DCC911  food
Penny's Challenges  #144 Anything goes
Lil Red Wagon  #202 Frame it
Fab n Funky  #104 Sweet Treats (to me a ripe pear is the sweetest thing...)
One Layer Wednesday  OLW 157 all about the sentiment
Flourishes  #237 dry embossing
Squigglefly  #3613 include a sentiment
Card Mania  #29 favorite color combo (greens & reds)
Old Back Porch  #89 Card a week


Wendy said...

Beautiful card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Laura Sterckx said...

Fabulous card! I love the texture and color on the pears! The whole design of this card is just great! :)

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

Holly Young said...

Gorgeous! I love the texture and the rich colors you used for the pears. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Zoe said...

Beautiful - I love it!

Thank you for joining this week at Fab'n'Funky

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love
Co-Owner of Creative Fingers

Anonymous said...

Such richness of colour and texture! Anita :)

Kathy said...

Beautiful card! I love all the fun techniques you used with the embossing, very inspiring! Thanks for joining in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week! Blessings! Kathy

Cheryl said...

Love all the texture and beautiful Fall colors. So glad you played along with the One-Layer Wednesday Challenge this week.

Rach83 said...

What a fab take on our Sweet Treats challenge. I love the embossing and your pears look delicious.

Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Rachel x

Shirley said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossed pears. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Jenny Gropp said...

CAS and Super Striking! Great design! Thanks so much for joining us at Flourishes!

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! And hope to see you play along in our next challenge on Monday! Ani