Thursday, 25 October 2012

Autumn Dreamweaver Forest

Although it's been ages since my last post, it isn't because I haven't made any cards, but because I have made cards that I couldn't post until after the were given to the recipients. These 2 were made for a friend and I have used the Dreamweaver Forest stencil again, it is one of my favourite stencils of all time.


I used the embossing paste and when dry used the glue pad followed by Easy Metal sheet.  The background card pieces have been stamped with various leaf stamps in versamark ink.  The leaves on the front are made from handmade paper and coloured using distress inks.  The sentiment is stamped onto a nestie edged in distress ink whilst in the die, and has a little bling on the 'i'.  These are all  mounted onto an A4 dark brown cardstock folded in half, and with a insert (which I forgot to photograph) with 2 rounded corners and 2 leaf punched corners.






The next one also uses the embossing paste but then it has cosmic shimmer embossing powder in various shades applied onto it.  This is an awful photo and doesn't do it any justice - please take my word for it!  I was in a rush to post them and didn't have time to redo the photos.  I used kraft cardstock for the stencil and used a lovely wooden emblie from Crafty Emblies which I rubbed with metallic rub-ons.  The background pieces are again stamped with leaf stamps in versamark (you can only see this in reality).  The sentiment is stamped onto a nestie, again edged with distress ink whilst still in the die, and again with a bling 'i'. This is then mounted onto a gold miri nestie.  All of this mounted onto a dark green A4 card folded in half and with an insert inside, decorated as before.






I have replaced the original photo with a better one.  Anyway - thanks for looking, and as always, thanks for any comments :)

17 comments:

Moira Gray said...

These are gorgeous, love the colours. xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Dynamic and dazzling!

Kate M said...

Absolutely stunning - love them both!!
Kate
xx

Kandy's Krafts said...

What beautiful cards. Absolutely stunning.

Linda said...

Absolutely awesome. I love the gorgeous colours and love the leaves too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lise Cooke said...

wow they are fabulous and amazing, really love the designs of your cards xxx

annemarks said...

Thanks Lise : )

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards,love the stamp.xxx

jane stillman said...

Two absolutely stunning cards x

Vee Cassidy said...

These are absolutely beautiful; so many lovely techniques. Vee xx

Cathy A said...

I have this stencil it is one of my favourites, the metal effect is amazing and the way you have teemed it with the leaves looks wonderful

annemarks said...

Thank you everyone for you lovely comments : )

Danie May said...

Such a beautiful image and two wonderful cards! I particularly love the first one, the look of the light through the trees is fabulous! xx

lindyloo said...

wow stunning work x

Lina McDermott said...

Anne, Wow these cards are beautiful and atmospheric. I love the colours and techniques that you have used. Lina x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! These are both so stunning, I love the first one especially, the colours really pop against the dark background, but both are beautiful
Lindsay xx

Zoe said...

Two fab. Cards! Love the metal effect one best xxx