Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nature--cQc #314 and Friday Mashup # 232

November 1, 2015

I loved the colors at The ColourQ  this week and The Friday Mashup is featuring leaves. Since Halloween is over, I decided to make a card I could send for Thanksgiving.  I love leaves, so I had fun creating this card.

I used the Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango ink pads and added the color directly on watercolor paper.  I just turned them over and rubbed the ink on the paper.  I had never done that before, but it worked perfectly.  I cut the leaves out of these colors using the matching dies from Vintage Leaves (Stampin' Up!)  I then stamped the leaves on top of them using Vintage Versa Fine Ink.  I applied clear embossing powder and heated them to get the shiny look.  I love the way they turned out.  

The base card is white.  I added a black layer for accent.  The top layer is white.  I stamped the Nature sentiment from Verve Stamps with black Versa Fine and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used dimensionals to attach the leaves.  I made a burlap bow and added a button threaded with Linen thread.  These were both attached with glue dots.  I added a few drops of Glossy Accents to look like dew on the leaves.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!



  1. Hi Claire, you match up the challenge colors and sketch into a elegant fall card! Love the -rubbed ink to paper- technique. The little details really finished the card. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at The Friday Mashup! Hugs Antonia

    1. Thank you very much, Antonia! So nice to hear from you! XX

  2. What a beautiful card! I love the shimmery leaves and warm fall colors! Thanks for playing along at Friday Mashup!

  3. Ooh I love the texture you added to the leaves! beautiful card. Thank you for joining us over at Friday Mashup.

  4. What a great way to colour up those leaves - they look amazing! Love that burlap twine button bow too - such a great fall card!

  5. Lovely card, Claire, lovely leaves! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

  6. Stunning leaves Claire! They remind of leaves with the first frost on them!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  7. Love your embossed leaves. The texture looks beautiful. Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

  8. Beautiful fall card! Love the embossing on top of the leaves as well! Thank you for playing along with us at the CQC!!!


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