Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Autumn Colours at Cardz 4 Guyz

Autumn is well under way now, so our latest challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Autumn Colours.

Here is my inspiration card for this week:


The delicate  leaf background is stamped using a background mat I've had ever since I started stamping - I can't recall where it came from. I brayered the mat with a Kaleidacolour Autumn leaves pad and then pressed a sheet of glossy photo paper over the mat. The sentiment stamped over it using Stazon ink is from a SU set I recently won in the playground.

The panel of stylised leaves is made with a stencil and Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium - the camera is, as usual, lying and it actually has a wonderful raised texture and sparkle.

The leaf was die cut using a snippet of the beautiful card embedded with coffee grounds that I bought at the Eden Project some years ago with a little Alchemy Wax added to the leaf tips.

Everything is brought together on a background of ready-embossed Hunkydory card, again from my snippets box. As I've mentioned before about this card, it might be scorable but it isn't awfully cutting-friendly - with hindsight, I wish I'd added a little ink to all the edges after cutting it.

9 comments:

  1. That leaves looks like a real one
    Love the BIG Sentiment
    how are you Jane?
    miss you
    Hugs
    Monika

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  2. Love the delicate background stamping for the fabulous bold sentiment and the sparkle panel and gorgeous leaf all come together marvellously on the cool embossed background! xxx

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  3. Fabulous masculine card, love the fall colours and the beautiful maple leaf (I'm partial to them ya know)

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  4. Love the muted colours of the stamped leaves and that lovely embossed background

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  5. This is a beautiful card Jane and the colours are lovely. The lovely sparkle does show on your leaf panel. Barbxx

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  6. This is gorgeous, Jane, such beautiful autumnal colours!

    love Mags B x

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  7. Beautiful card love the Autumn leaves and the die-cut leaf
    Carol x

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  8. Fabulous, really love the background. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  9. Great card Jane, your leaf looks very much like a fridge magnet I bought in Vermont a few years ago, which was a real leap encased in some sort of resin.

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