Monday, October 15, 2012

A Card for a Bestie!

Here's the challenge at Seriously Creative Challenges:

Ooooh, colours, lookit all the pretty colours!  That's what inspired me to create this card for one of my best friends:

As always, the photo doesn't really do it justice, but I'm quite pleased with it.  I used this sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday (really love the simplicity of this sketch):

And I also decided to enter a new (to me) challenge called Shopping Our Stash - challenge #72 is a Tic Tac Toe challenge, and I decided to do brad/kraft/embossing.  It was so fun to use my new embossing folder from Sizzix - it's double-sided with bricks on the other side!  Stamps are all from Close To My Heart, and patterned paper from Studio Calico.  I stamped the leaves with Distress Stain, which gives kind of a neat effect, kind of messy.  I guess it doesn't really show, but I wanted my leaves to be glossy, and since I can't find any Glossy Accents, I inked up each leaf with Ranger Perfect Medium and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Worked pretty good!  What do you think of my asymmetrical idea of having the leaves on one side?  Not sure I'm happy with it, but hoping that my friend doesn't notice or care, haha!  That's the great thing about making cards for people who aren't card-makers, they tend not to notice if you've made a mistake (or 10!)

Well, thanks for looking, and I do hope you join us this month at Seriously Creative Challenges!


  1. What a pretty card. And yes, we are our own worst critics, so I'm sure she won't notice anything but a hand-made card.:)

    Thanks for finding us, and for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. What a beautiful fall card! LOVE the colors and those leaves are amazing! Thanks for joining us at TSOT! :)

  3. Such a lovely card. So beautiful design. I like the softness of colors and love too the CAS style design like Plastic Card. I appreciate your work.

  4. Lovely Autumnal card - what a lucky friend you have :)

    Hugs - Carole xxx

  5. I like all the textures to this card. The wood grain sets it off. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

  6. Ooo ... love that embossing folder! Great interpretation of the inspiration image!
    Oh, and still SOOOOOO jealous of you and your Cameo .... grr! :)