Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MC Oct/13 - Cardinal - Thanksgiving


One of the challenges called for leaves... and the rest just evolved...

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy.

Side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Stamped part of the Thanksgiving quote (Quietfire Design) all over using Versafine "Habernero", touching here and there with "Toffee" then a bit of "Vintage Sepia" - reinking my stamp as necessary.

Cut a piece of white cardstock and embossed with a Craft Concepts "Christmas Vine" (but I thought the leaves worked well with my design...). Trimmed it down and edged it with a Krylon Gold Leafing pen. Adhered to center of card.

I scanned a couple leaves from some kind of oak tree near my house and cut various sizes out with my electronic cutter from white cardstock. Sponged Distress "Mustard Seed", "Dried Marigold" & "Spiced Marmalade", scored veins and then sponged more colros "Crushed Olive" & "Walnut Stain". When the ink dried, I touched the edges using a dauber filled with clear embossing liquid (newest acquisition from Ranger) and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder.

Stamped the cardinal on floral bough (Heartfelt Creations) and created a silhouette image to cut with my electronic cutter. Cut from white cardstock and then inked up my stamp with Versafine Black Onyx and pressed the cut out down on to the stamp. Colored with Prisma Colored pencils.

Created another cut image for the flowers, colored them, tooled them and then adhered them to the stamped cut out.

Assembled and adhered all the elements, adding various sizes of red rhinestones in the flower centers.

On the inside I stamped 2/3 of the quote (sorry the last part of the quote is just not me...) and a bunch of maple leaves (Time to Stamp) using the colors from above.

And it fits for these challenges:
Incy Wincy Design  #216 give thanks
Top Tip Tuesday  #111 flowers
Tuesday Throwdown  #167 Fall colors
My Time To Craft  #236 Thank you
One Stitch at a Time  #183 Autumn
Pile it on Challenge  #39 Leaves
Penny's Challenge  #147 Anything goes
Frilly and Funky  Autumn Colors
Craft Creations  #242 winged things

16 comments:

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - this is stunning - love what you did with the scanned leaves - that is a great idea. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge!

christi said...

this is an awesome card. for whatever reason, it just speaks to me. great!

Ingrid Mason said...

Yogi, this card is amazing. Those leaves are just gorgeous and I love the idea of scanning the real thing but then you still need the skills and vision to make them look so real in 'paper' and you've certainly achieved that. Your Red Cardinal is a lovely splash of colour amidst all the Autumn leaves and flowers. An outstanding Thanksgiving card. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Erin Stephenson said...

Amazing card! I love how the leaves are "made" from leaves in your own back yard! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love those oak leaves!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Froggietalks said...

Lovely card Yogi:)

Josephine said...

OH, this is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Margaret said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love your colors and layout. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from Frilly & Funky - This as an adorable card full of bright vibrant colours & textures & with so much to look at :o)

Sylvia Anderson said...

Such a pretty card.
Thank you for joining us at My Time To Craft, good luck x

Gail said...

Thank you for liking up at our Fall Color challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown - I wish you the best in winning the draw - lovely cardinal on your card and I love the 3-D effect as well - enjoy your week! Gail DT

Anna-Karin said...

Pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge.
Hugs
Anna-Karin

kaiahobid said...

So pretty card. Thank you for playing us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
Kaia, DT

Samantha said...

Fabulous card love the image too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

how very clever to use actual leaves for the scanning. I really love the look you have created with all those inks. They look totally real. Love the great image you have used as well.

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o) http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2013/09/400-followers-giveaway.html

inkypinkycraft said...

A great project , gorgeous colours. thanks for joining us at frilly and funkie this time x trace x