Friday, September 19, 2014

Thankful


Here's a card I made for the Unity September "be inspired" challenge - "today I am thankful for...." I followed the sketch, and was also inspired by the leaves and beautiful colors of autumn shown on the photo below.
I used a Unity leaf stamp, and randomly stamped it on an off-white panel of cardstock with raspberry, cocoa, orange, green and yellow inks. Then I colored the stamp with these colors, and stamped it on a piece of cardstock, heat-embossed it with clear detail, fussy cut it, and popped it up on foam tape. The embossing turned the green colors nearly black, but I like the aged look. I layered it with an embossed pair of acorns done with a SB die, and tied them together with gold cord. The sentiment is also Unity, and I cut the curve to coordinate with the upper panel. The raspberry panel was embossed with a Darice fall leaf background ef. I added some matching gem stones to the sentiment panel to finish the card.

                                   

I'm also entering this into the Unity Friends with Flair challenge today.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great last-days-of-summer weekend!

Carol

28 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, your leaves stamped paper is gorgous and the raspbeyy embossing layer is so much elegant. I love your card!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and colours here Carol.xxThe Journey is the Start

JPScraps said...

Wonderful card! Love the autumn leaves.

Ruby said...

Beautiful card.

Jennifer said...

PERFECT fall card. Love the color and texture.

Linda said...

what a great fall card.

jimlynn said...

Ah....those wonderful colors on fall! Love your card and the embossing and all the different colors of the leaves. Just beautiful.
Lynn

Sheryl said...

Beautiful colors; love the stamped leaves!

Jean Straw said...

A lovely card Carol, both the stamped leaves and the embossed panel are gorgeous, and I love how the leaf and acorn arrangement ties the two together.
Jean x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That looks so awesome, Carol! I love the colors and the great pattern that the leaf stamp made.

Katie S. said...

I absolutely love fall and your card perfectly encapsulates it! Great card! (I think I have that embossing folder, thanks for the reminder to dig it out!)

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Wonderful fall card. So many nice details on it.

Gaylynn said...

All of the leaves are lovely in this. Pretty stamping.

Sue D said...

I like the curve, colors and embossing.

MaryH said...

Am loving these colors! I liked the look on the embossed leaf..it's very realistic. That super curve was an awesome detail to add to this pretty design, and this one's really gorgeous. TFS & Happy wkend

Miwa said...

Beautiful fall card, love the design!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous colours. Love the embossed background

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous take on the colour inspiration. Loving the curve in the middle of the design.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Lindsey said...

Love the colours of your card! Beautiful take on the sketch, too.

Barbara Thompson said...

Fabulous background and that embossing folder too!

nwilliams6 said...

Great colors and techniques and lots of Flair! Love the Fall look of this (I am glad summer is over - just wish someone would tell the weather around here). It is still in the 90s! Hugz!

FeistyCrafter said...

Gorgeous colors! Love the rounded panels and how you stamped the one. The little acorns are cute.

Jessi Fogan said...

So incredibly gorgeous, Carol! I love the random stamping (makes me think of the leaves falling outside) and the embossing is just perfection.

Ruby N said...

beautiful!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Wow Carol loving the leaves hun great job hugs Judith x

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty Autumn card!
I'll finish that sentence...
Today I am thankful for...
and ordinary day...(because I don't think my next couple of weeks will be so ordinary...LOL)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Fall! I love fall and the colors involved with it. What a great card.

Brenda said...

Oh my Carol, this is a beautiful card! I love the fall colors, the stamping is so neat, love the embossing and the curves to this card. The embossed leaves and acorns look so cool and rustic. Love it! Hugs, Brenda