Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Autumn Easel Card

I made this card for a swap, my first one, and couldn't post this until now as the recipient has received it.  I used the dreamweaver stencil and black embossing paste.  When that was dry I used the crackle paste on top and when that was dry I used a stencil brush and brilliance ink pads to colour it. After rounding the edges I used distress ink to tone down the white. The background paper is some gorgeous Japanese style paper, it's really lush.  As I went to stamp the acorn I dropped the stamp and couldn't find it amongst my debris laden floor!  so I drew one and used copics to colour it and then embossed it in UTEE.  In case it sounds like I'm a slob, I usually make a big mess when crafting but I do clear up at the end!

The little sentiment is a clear stamp but as usual, can't remember where it is from. It's on a nestie with distress ink on the edge.  I have added amber and brown rhinestones on the corners throughout.

The leaves are handmade paper coloured with distress inks and stuck on with pinfair glue gel to give a bit of dimension.  As usual, not 100% confident with this effort.  I thought I would try doing some swaps as I dont usually do challenges and it's a way to connect more personally with another crafter.  As soon as I know I am doing one my confidence goes out of the window and my mojo takes a holiday! Still, can't take it too seriously, it's only a card!!!!

Thanks for looking and any comments very much appreciated .

Anne :)


Lise Cooke said...

wow it is fabulous, a truly stunning card FABULOUS xxx

Chris said...

Great card I love the style and the colours. Chris xx

Linda said...

WOW Anne this is amazing. I love the beautiful leaves and that tree is stunning.

Linda xxx

Alessandra said...

wowzer Anne, I love easel cards and yours looks fantastic! I love the fall-touch!
Hugs, Alessandra

Elizabeth Allan said...

Autumnal bliss!! Wonderful dimension and texture in this fabulous easel design!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love that tree and the leaves are awesome. Hope you are well hun
Lindsay xx