Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CardMaker blog hop: Graceful Leaves

fall leaves

Welcome to another CardMaker Magazine blog team hop! Its that time of year; chilly mornings, Salted Carmel and Pumpkin Spice drinks at Starbucks, soups, and sweaters. It all means fall. And with as hot as summer was, the cooler temperatures will be greatly enjoyed! We are all focusing on leaves, and golden colors. Do you think I followed the rules? Of course not. Sigh. That is how that happy little gold leaf ended up on this card. But, like usual, it’s a happy accident!

fall leaves CU

The leaves were die cut and embossed from patterned paper using Spellbinders Fall Foliage. The edges were inked. One of the leaves was covered in Crafty Power Tape and then Stampendous! Crushed glass glitter was poured on generously. Gently burnish the glitter into the paper and there you have a very pretty leaf! (I am thinking this look could be perfect for Thanksgiving home and table d├ęcor.)

And check out the background. Several leaves from JustRite Stampers Autumn Words were heat embossed with clear embossing powder. It made a beautiful effect and added a lot of depth.

Check out all the fall beauty that awaits:
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Carolyn King said...

....cheater cheater pumpkin eater!
:) Actually, glad you forgot the golden colors cause that rockin glittery leaf is fabulous! What a cool card! LOVE!

Brooke said...

Ok, you just inspired me to paint my nails a glittery gold for the weekend! :) That leaf is awesome!

True :) said...

Stunning Kim!
Love the embossed leaves on the DP! Great touch!

True :D

Lisa Carroll said...

This is fall in a card, totally! Rich colors, lush textures... AMAZING.

Sandy said...

This is absolutely WOW!!! Love the embossed leaves in the background! Love the printed leaves and the gold one too. The ribbon and embellies are fabulous!!! I am stunned!!!

Colleen Schaan said...

WOW... this is my favorite card of the hop! This is stunning... I love the mix of color and pattern on this... WOW... great texture! Love Love Love!

Adrienne Crist said...

Gorgeous, I adore the crushed glass.

Jennie said...

This is gorgeous Kimberly and love the sparkly fabulous ;)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is beautiful Kim!! Love the leaf arrangement and the subtle leaf background!!

Glenda J said...

This is soooo stunning! Love your die cut leaves. Every element is perfect.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Brenda said...

Super card! Love the layers of leaves, the fabulous background and let's face it....everything about this card!

Miranda said...

Beautiful Card!
Miranda :)

Rox-Ann said...

Wow beautiful card and I love the crushed glass on the leaf!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Your card is so stunning!! The mix of leaves are gorgeous--the glittery leaf is fab. I love the "FALL" tiles. So pretty!

Haf2scrap said...

That is a beautiful card! I love the colors of fall!

Helena Davis-Brown said...

Your card has captured the essence of fall