Thursday, September 22, 2011

Autumn Colors

Happy fall, everyone!  Yesterday was the most beautiful day here in mid-Michigan.  I would love it to be that way year round temperature-wise.  But I know that we need the colder weather for the leaves to change color and it's such a beautiful sight that I wouldn't want to miss it.   Speaking of colorful leaves, I made this card for a challenge at My Craft Spot (fall leaves) but it also fits with the challenge at Cooking with Cricut (#52 The Colors of Autumn.)



The background paper is from the DCWV Amber Autumn stack.  I cut 10 leaves from Straight from the Nest out of white cardstock.  Then I used Distress Inks in Dried Marigold,  Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo to color them.  I didn't like the matte finish so I used my VersaMark and embossed them with clear powder.  I cut a circle from George with the center cut out to use as a base for the leaves.  Three colors of twine and a scrap of ribbon make the bow on top.

9 comments:

  1. What a elegant card! It's beautiful! Love the wreath! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!

    Aymee

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  2. Beautiful card! Your leaves are so realistic, too. Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team
    www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful card!! I love your gorgeous wreath! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  4. What a beautiful card! It reminds me of where I used to live in Michigan! I lived in Western Michigan and the colors of fall there are SO BEAUTIFUL! You don't get that here in Florida :-( Thank you so much for playing along with us at CookingWithCricut.com

    Melin
    Blog: CookingWithCricut.com
    Shop: PaperCraftingWorld.com

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  5. Such a beautiful fall card, love the leafs you used to make the wreath on the card. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

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  6. Beautiful!! I really like how you did the leaves with the embossing powder! Great job!

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  7. Beautiful card and I love how you inked the leaves! Wow-great job.
    Marcie

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  8. Beautiful...the leaves are just gorgeous !!! You did a great job with the inking and embossing!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at My Craft Spot !
    Joy

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  9. Your leaves look amazing!! They could almost be real! Wow! I'm so impressed! What a lovely wreath - and card!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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