Sunday, 31 August 2014

Autumn leaves

Autumn seems to be starting very early this year here in Hampshire - already the hedgerows are packed with blackberries and sloes and some of the leaves on the trees are starting to change colour. And yet we still have a few hours of August left!

But I'm happy because my favourite colours are the copper-browns and golds of Autumn, and those are what I've used in this, my latest Foil Play DT card.

I decided to try foiling a dry embossed design, so I embossed the leaf design using a Darice folder and then carefully traced over all the raised areas with a Tonertex pen. It was quite time consuming - don't do this if you're in a hurry - and there were times when I wished I'd started with a simpler piece of embossing for my first attempt! But finally it was ready to cover in foil. I used a copper foil for most of it, but deliberately left random patches which I foiled in gold. Then I went over the whole design with both copper and gold once again to fill in any bits I had missed, which helped to create a bit more randomness in the colouring.

I mounted it on a card covered with copper foiled paper from a Kanban kit I've had for years, and added a greeting which is also a Kanban one but I think it came in a different kit. And I went VERY retro, and edged the card with gold peel offs. Goodness knows how long it is since I last did that, but I felt it helped to link the copper background paper with the copper and gold foiling on the card.

As usual with foiled and metallic pieces, the photography (or rather MY photography) really can't do justice to the wonderfully rich metallic finish.

As well as being my latest DT piece, I also made this for the current Clear it Out challenge which is "Your favourite colour combo".


  1. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog hope to see you again...wonderful take on our challenge <((><

  2. Really gorgeous, Jane - Autumn and foiling go so well together and your whole card is beautifully co-ordinated. Thank you!

  3. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Jane. I love the foiling. Works great for Fall cards. Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  4. What a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Clear it out! We hope to see you next time and good luck!


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