Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Leaf Card

Hi everyone! I hope you had a good weekend! We did a lot of nice things this weekend. It is October and this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog we are 'Falling in love with...fall'
I love the vibrant colours of fall and they look so great together. This week I made a card using some new Simon Says Stamp Exclusive stamps and dies. The frame dies used for the various background pieces were die cut with the great Frames set. The outer scalloped frame is embossed with Verdigris powder. I love the thin white frame, this die cut set is really great value. 
The leaves were stamped with Wendy Vecchi's Archival Inks on Ranger's Specialty Stamping paper. The Leaves & Scribbles set includes a solid leaf of each kind, as well as a scribbled one, and is perfect for stamp layering. I first stamped them with red, yellow, orange and green inks and then overstamped with the scribbled leaves, using Jet Black ink. This gives a great texture to the leaves. Since the stamps are clear, they are easy to line up. The sentiment comes from the This is the Life set.

Here you can see the texture of the leaves a little better. If you don't want to cut them all out, there is a coordinating set of dies.

For the background, I gold embossed the Leaf Background stamp on Specialty Stamping Paper. I wanted some more shine and misted with Copper Perfect Pearls.
Join us this week in our fall challenge, and it might be you who wins a $50 gift voucher at Simon Says Stamp, drawn randomly.

Thank you for visiting!
Happy stamping!!
Dies: Simon Says Stamp: Frames
Embossing powder: Ranger: Verdigris, Gold
Mist: Ranger: Perfect Pearls Copper


  1. Gorgeous project as usual.I love the gold stencilling.Its gorgeous and the stamped leaves are beautiful.

  2. Stunning!! The fall colors combined with cold embossing is just perfect!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  3. Gorgeous Anna-Karin! The golden background looks amazing! All the pretty fall foilage looks wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I am loving that verdigris embossing! So luxurious! Beautiful project!

    PS...I like your new blog layout too. I just noticed it. :)

  5. Beautiful gold background and such wonderful leaves Anna-Karin!

  6. Love this card, Anna-Karin! The color combo is perfect and love those leaf stamps! Hugs, Sandra

  7. You never cease to impress. Truly lovely.

  8. Wow.. the background patterns and the leaves are gorgeous! Love your card, Anna Karin. :)

  9. I love the idea of "field notes" that you created-- as if someone collected all of those lovely leaves to study and appreciate nature. Great use of the metallics, too.

  10. I love your gold embossing! FAntastic card as Always! Barbarayaya

  11. I love your gold embossing! FAntastic card as Always! Barbarayaya

  12. Stunning card and I love the embossed background, it really draws your eye into the card and all the beautiful detail! Hope you're having a good weekend, Anna-Karin! :)

  13. This is beautiful Anna-Karin. What a vibrant card to go with the vibrant colors of fall. I LOve the embossed background ... stunning. And I adore that leaf stamp set. What an incredible effect they give to this card. Beautiful -- Mary Elizabeth

  14. Gold and autumn inspired colors and leaves just perfect together in a beautiful card!


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