Sunday, September 28, 2008

Autumn Leaves Card

Happy Sunday, Everyone!! Gosh, it's been hot here in Southern California! We had a really mild summer this year, rarely hitting the hundreds except for a few times but a few days ago, we had a heat wave with the temperature in the high 90s and low 100s. I hope it doesn't last much longer. It's suppose to be cooling down not heating up. Global warming, perhaps?

Yesterday, I decided to play with my embossing powder and give my card a super embossed look. Rather than using regular cardstock, I used watercolor paper. I brayered the ink over the watercolor paper. . . keep in my when you do this. . .you would need to roll the ink a lot of times to really cover the paper really well. To give the multi-color look, I used "Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves" ink pad. I LOVE the textured look to the watercolor paper. . .I didn't realize how pretty the ink would look on the watercolor paper. Try it out!!

To create the embossing, I actually did a "resist" technique by first heat embossing the leaves on to the watercolor paper with gold embossing powder then went over it with the ink with the brayer.

Anyway, I really like the shiny effect of the embossing powder. It's really pretty.

Today's post will be short. . .I have a lot of things to work on right now!!

Hope y'all have a fabulous day!!

Card Details:

Stamps: Stampendous Autumn Leaves, SU Grand Cornucopia.

Paper: Watercolor Paper, SU Really Rust, Serendipity Beige Speckled

Ink: Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves

Accessories: SU Gold and Copper Embossing powder, Joann Gold Brads, SU Key Tag Punch, Prima, Organdy and plaid ribbon


Sankari W. said...

beautiful fall card - the colors and textures are so rich inyour card - beautiful embossing and heat resist technique - speaking of heat - can't believe the weather you are having - wow!

hope you are having a great sunday! things here are good - lots of sunday cleaning - i had to take a break from all the scrubbing and mopping - :)

hope your sunday s more fun than mine :)
S. :)

Miss Crystal said...

Beautiful card. I love all the textures.

Ila said...

This is just Beautiful!! the colors of fall are so rich and vibrant...I love it!!..Hugs, Ila

Jan Scholl said...

I think this looks like some of those fancy handmade papers you find at specialty stores for like 5-6 bucks a small sheet. You could sell this.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Maria! I didn't think you made the paper... looked like a professional print :o)... I really like the colors and the embossing. TFS!

Diane said...

Oh Maria! This is stunning,love the shiny embossing leaves!
Amazing card!!!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is just gorgeous! I love it embossed in gold. Beautiful!

retiredheather said...

Gorgeous card Maria. It looks like a corduroy effect. Love it. Embossing is fantasticl

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! Love the embossing and heat resist technique! Love the colors!!! We had a very hot and dry summer here in WI. Now it's cool here. The weather is very strange in our days!

Lori said...

This is stunning, Maria! The watercolor paper really adds such texture to the design.

sara said...

Very pretty effect, I love how it looks textured, with the embossing!

Rita said...

This is sooooo stunning Maria!!!

J-Yo! said...

This is sooo pretty Maria!!


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