Creative Bliss

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Foliage Trails Embossed Leaves Card

I was able to work on a card today and for the most part, I'm pretty happy with it. Not sure about the ribbon, but oh well...it needed something and that's what I chose.100_5018

I was completely inspired by this card by Julee Tilman of the Poetic Artistry blog. When I first saw it, I thought the leaves looked a bit familiar, but I wasn't sure if I had the set. Then I remembered I bought Foliage Trails by Inkadinkado when I was in Sioux Falls. Yea!

I picked up some coppery looking embossing powder at Joann's I think...it's from Stampendous.

What I did was stamp the image using Versamark, then heat embossed with the embossing powder. I used my brayer to layer on Sunflower ink first. I then added some Goldrush  brayering, leaving some of the Sunflower alone and finally, I added Autumn Terracotta with the brayer on the left side. I went back and blended in a little more of each color with a sponge. Then I took a sponge and some Barn Red ink and inked the edge of that piece. I added the piercing at the end using the piercing mat from SU. I rubbed my Chocolate ink pad over the raised portion of the Cuttlebug Rustic Branches folder and ran it through. That gave me the ink in the recessed part of the cardstock. I did that on Desert Sand cardstock. The dp behind the focal image is from DCWV Fall Stack and is also pierced for interest. The decorative brads are Spare Parts from Hobby Lobby. The ribbon is Cocoa organdy from CTMH (as are the inks and cardstock).

In real life, the colors work better together than they do in this photograph. LOL  For a relatively simple card...it took me all the time I had before I had to pick up the girls and even then I had to finish up the piercing before I could take a picture.

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great night and just think...it's getting closer to the weekend.

4 comments:

Barb W said...

Lovely card, Jeanne. The colors are SO Autumn.

BTW...LOVE the new look of your blog!

Clearly Inspired said...

Wow, great card! I love leaves and this is a good one!

stampmonkey said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love your brayering -- makes me want to give it a try. ;)

Kathi Carlson said...

What a gorgeous card!! You did an awesome job with the brayer. It makes me wish I got along better with my brayer. Maybe if I worked on the relationship . . . LOL.