Sunday, November 3, 2013

MC Nov/13 - Autumn Leaves - Thanks

This will probably be the last autumn inspired card for this year... We've had another dump of snow, looks like a good 4 or 5 inches... Winter is here!!!

So I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h) and ran it through my machine with the Cuttlebug "Thanks" embossing folder. Sponged Distress "Scattered Straw", "Wild Honey" & "Vintage Photo" all over, then used a sanding block to remove color from the high points.

Drew in lines with a brown Zig Writer to mimic my quilt blocks, pierced my sewing holes and hand sewed a cross hatch stitch on each block using various colors of thick thread.

Die cut the Tattered Leaves (Tim's) from white cardstock. Used the same sponges from above to color the leaves, then ran through my machine with the Cuttlebug "Musical Flourishes" embossing folder. Hit it with a bit more color and sanded the high points, then swiped my Emboss it Dauber lightly over the leaves, sprinkled with Queen's Gold embossing powder and flicked off excess, then heat activated. Used the brown marker to outline the leaves and adhered them to card.

Stamped the "Thanks" (Quietfire Design) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Sponged the edges with the Straw and adhered to card.

Final touch added a gold oak leaf brad to the cluster of leaves.

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

and it fits for these challenges:
Oozak Blog  #25 Thanks
Squigglefly  #4313 thankful for you
There She Goes Clear Stamps  #231 Leaves
Cuttlebug Mania  Autumn
Frilly n Funky  Thanksgiving
Wags N Whiskers  #116 Fall Colors
My Time to Craft  #241 quilt bkgr'd
Opus Gluei  #169  Thank You
Pan Pastel UK  #44 anything goes
Penny Black At All Sorts  Monthly Nov anything goes
Card Makin Mamas  #76 Thankful
Inspire me Fridays  #127 anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration  #235 see pic below


Tina said...

beautiful card...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Chris said...

I love this card! It's gorgeous, I'm sorry this will be the last of your fall cards, I'd love to see more like this especially since I don't get to see the fall color changes any more - I'm at the opposite weather of you. It's very warm here, snow would be a very bad thing for the orange growers.
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous fall inspired card with us at Cupcake Inspirations, it is perfect for our challenge.

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, love the beautiful Autumn colours and those leaves are spectacular. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Lovely work, thanks for joining in at Squigglefly this week. CHeers, Holley

Kerry said...

Lovely Autumn colours on your card. Thank you for joining in with our Autumn challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Holly Young said...

beautiful card! I love how you leaves turned out, and that embossed background is perfect! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

Love the texture on this! Super bg and colors too. Love it! Thanks for joining in the fun with us again in the Squigglefly challenge! Hugz!

Kathy Bradley said...

Your card is so very pretty and I love the colors of Autumn. Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly.

Electra said...

Yogi, this card is spectacular!!!
We always love to see your work, but this one takes my breath away! Thanks for joining in with us at Opus Gluei, you never ever disappoint!

brenda said...

As I hate doing it I will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation (althouhg we do ask for stamping as the focal element) and thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month.

B x

Indy said...

Sorry to hear about all the snow. So far nothing much here in Utah. As for your card, I just love your embossing and distressing--stunning work! So glad you were inspired with this week's theme--fall leaves-at Cupcake Inspirations!

Kimbo said...

A fabulous fall card. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

Susan Kennedy said...

Gorgeous!! Awesome card! Love those leaves and the stitching! Just fantastic!! I can't believe you have snow!! LOL I want some!! Send it here!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges} *New Challenge Blog*

ps... There is a DT Call over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful fall card! Love the faux pieced panels and real stitches. Embossing on the leaves looks wonderful.

Shirley said...

Drop dead in love with this one! Love how you did the BG and the leaves too! What an artist!!!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Stunning card! I really love the great embossing and the texture that your card has!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Wags ‘n whiskers. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 450 followers come and join in

Samantha Casey said...

Very Creative! Awesome job! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at the Oozak challenge!


Rosemary said...

Well done, Yogi! Even with all the snow you managed to channel a little more autumn into this card and it's wonderful. I really love the way the texture and colors come together and complement each other. I think my favorite element has to be the leaves.

You definitely got our attitude of gratitude with this marvelous thanks card and Opus Gluei thanks you for participating with us!

aislinnleondale said...

i must thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this blog. excellent blog post .

andrea chiu said...

Good day. I was very impressed with your wonderful article. I hope you can write more and inspire a lot of people . You can also visit my site if you have time. Thank you and Bless you always.

Cindy Dy said...

I love surfing and blogging. Thanks for your blogs, I have now another idea what to do on my own blogs. Keep it up. I'll come back later to read more post from you. Thank you.