Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Welcome Autumn


This is the last day of summer for us, so it's time to work on all those autumn-themed cards for a while. This card began with a sponged distress ink panel, where I spritzed a leaf stamp with water, and pressed it into the inks to get that ghost look. The SB die-cut leaf was sponged with color and I added some shimmer with twinkling H2o's. I added a panel of matching pink card stock for the SNSS sentiment panel, and covered the gap with some trim I've had for years. Again, I used my trusty Lil Inker stitched rectangles to cut all the panels, including the small sentiment panel.


Here's a close-up of the leaf that was popped up on dimensionals.

I'm sharing this with the Tuesday Morning Sketch #370.


Have a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping by.

Carol


14 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous. I thought it was a real leaf. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Heidi Stamps said...

So beautiful!

Wendy said...

Wowzers, Carol....this is gorgeous! I really thought that leaf was real! Love the colors and the ghosting on that one panel! The stitched rectangles as always look fabulous and I love the the added copper cord! Just beautiful!!!!
TFS and enjoy this last day of summer! Hugs~

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is absolutely fabulous. I need to make a fall tag by Saturday but fall just isn't in me (and I'm still having that inability to craft well). I feel very inspired by your card and just might have a go at something like this when I get home. Now hopefully I can stay inspired over the next 9 hours...

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Carol, such a beautiful background - a stunning card.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh wow!!! Such a fabulous card is this! Great clean design, very classy and impressive!! Pinned! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524484746047/
Your ghost inked background is really amazing, looks stunning and matches perfectly with the gorgous 3D leaf!! Love very much the shimmer on this leaf and its veines and the twine is a fab touch!! Very well done!!

Jean said...

I love this Carol, another fabulous inky background and a truly beautiful leaf. I like the sentiment stamp and the neat trim you used as well.
Jean x

*Vicki* said...

Wow this look so gorgeous with your colors and I just love how you can see the veins in the leaf!! Beautiful and delicate!! :) HUGS

Barb said...

Wow Carol this is a gorgeous card. I love the colours and that leaf is great. The ghost leaves on the background look lovely. Barbxx

Debbie said...

Just like the others, when I saw the thumbnail of your card, I thought, "did she use a real leaf???" :) Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Donna Hanley said...

I tried to comment earlier but I had trouble with Google so I hope this one goes through. Carol, this card is just stunning. I adore the colors and that little trim makes a big statement. I've been very busy outside this week and haven't found the time to visit so I just wanted to let you know that today I did view all your posting for the week and they are all beautiful, special and cute. Have a good evening.

Sue said...

WOW, this is card is gorgeous, Carol. Colors are so pretty and that leaf looks like you just went outside and picked it up off the ground. Lovely card, nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

SARN said...

WOW - what a beautiful autumnal card Carol xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is such a beautiful inky card. I love the inky colours and the sparkle on the leaf.
Sorry I have not been by to comment too much lately but my health has kept me away...