Sunday, September 28, 2014

Autumn Wreath

Hello Crafters,

   I wanted to make a couple of Autumn/Fall cards to send to a couple of my family so I also thought I would put them in the Challenge over at:
The Challenge is to create a Fall theme using materials altered that have been cut before or already used,
an embossed back ground and product that can be purchased at:

This is what I did.

 I think I should have darkened my hue and believe me the middle strip of card stock is GREEN, not blue.
So much better in real time....
Base card is craft card stock, next layer is a sheet of paper from the Timeless Amore collection HFC which I embossed with Anna Griffin embossing folder "Acanthus" then distressed edges with vintage photo Ranger, and distressed the embossing with sand paper. Center piece is a left over piece of green card stock that I embossed with Anna Griffin "Climbing Grace" embossing folder and distressed it in the same manner and added a bit of yellow and orange alcohol ink.
The small oak and maple leaves were punched from my creative memories punch years ago, they have held up good, I spritzed them with Perfect Pearls Pearl mist.
Sentiment was versa mark using Wow embossing powders, from Just Rite Autumn Labels twenty-two.
I used the Joy sunflower strip and filled them with gala glitz copper beads. Acorn caps were filled with Elements -Pecan 10 and real acorns from my yard.
The sun flowers were cut from a piece of shinny card stock that I had practiced with using  Alcohol  inks.
Leaves were stamped with a darker green than the paper. Fall leave ribbon from stash.

Products used:

Heartfelt Creations - Timeless Amore paper collection
                                 Stamp - Open leaf HCPC 3545 
Cuttlebug - Anna Griffin embossing folders - Acanthus and Climbing Grace
Ranger/Tim Holtz;  - Distress stains, inks, Vintage Photo
Creative Memories - Leaf punch
Perfect Pearls - Pearl mist
JustRite - Autumn Labels twenty two CL02200
WOW - embossing powder - Earth-tone honey and sierra sunrise
SparkleNSprinkle - embossing powder - Oriental Fire
Joy - Sun flower Die 1201-0084
Gala Glitz - copper beads
Archival Ink - Fern green
Alcohol Ink - Sunset Orange and Sun shine orange
Stash - My collection of acorns, bits and pieces of scrap card stock ribbon,


Diane said...

Very pretty and what a clever idea to use the real this idea....see you soon!!!

Joan said...

Judy, I have written this 3 times after you posted it (on my phone) and couldn't get it to go through.
It is such a pretty card. Love all the colors and your design is so pretty.
Thanks for joining us for this challenge at Joan's Touch.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Judy, this is great, I was picking little pinecones up on my trip to use on cards, we also found some Mica chips at Stone Mountain. I'll have to tell the story to you when we get together. Love your cards,