Thursday, September 26, 2013

Autumn Tree for Nancy


Hi everyone.  This is the birthday card I made for my good friend, Nancy.  Her birthday was yesterday ...  I hope you had a wonderful birthday, dear friend!!! :)

This tree is one from a set I recently purchased from Paper Smooches. I just love the fall leaves as they turn the beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red.  I sponged several colors of ink onto Whisper White card stock and then used it to paper piece the tree top.  The trunk is a piece of Soft Suede card stock that I embossed with my woodgrain embossing folder, sponged with more ink to darken the embossed lines and then paper pieced as well.  I added small bits of Autumn Flower Soft to the tree top and also on the grass at the base of the tree.  Easy and fun card to make.

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Spring Groves (Paper Smooches); Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder (SU!), Grass Border (Cheery Lynn), Autumn Flower Soft, sponges, glue, adhesives and dimensionals



I'm entering this into two challenges:

CAS-ology #63 - Autumn



CAS-ual Fridays (CFC115) - Fall Colors plus a leaf






19 comments:

  1. GOR-GEOUS LOLL ! I love your fabulous tree!
    This is a beautiful layout and the detail on the tree trunk is fabulous :)
    Nessa xxx

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  2. Neat card, love the overall design. Great idea to emboss and ink the tree trunk! :)

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  3. What a gorgeous card you made for Nancy....the flower soft adds real texture to,your beautiful tree ....

    Anne

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  4. Love your paper piecing Loll, the texture from the trunk and the flower soft look amazing. Cathy x

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  5. Once again, all your attention to paper piecing details has resulted in such a stunning autumn card. Love it! And I know your friend did as well. Absolutely a beautiful card, and great idea to think of embossing the tree trunk first! (I'll remember that!) TFS & Hugs

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  6. So stunning, Lolly, so perfectly autumnal!! I love all that texture!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Dolly

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  7. OK, this is a seriously AWESOME card but the flower soft in the grass just puts it over the top into EXTREME awesomeness! Wonderfully rich colors and textures, yet totally CAS! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week, Lolly!

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  8. What a pretty tree! I love the texture that the flower soft gives it! I know Nancy loves it too!

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  9. Gorgeous warm colours and texture - the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  10. Goodness, Loll, such wonderful texture ... brilliant idea to emboss the trunk and that flower soft is fabulous ... especially the say you've 'scattered' it on the grass ... positively touchable! Anita :)

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  11. Beautiful :) love the texture on the tree :)

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  12. I love all the texture you created on this tree! Beautiful fall colors, too!

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  13. Stunning card Loll - I adore these pretty autumn colours:) I hope your weekend is a lovely one - hugs xx

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  14. Love the tree Loll and the flower soft is perfect! Gerat colors.

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  15. Love the texture of your card! Just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. Love this, great idea to add texture to your tree. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

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  17. This rocks! I love the addition of the Flower Soft! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  18. Congratulations on the HM honor from CASology, Lolly! I fully expected to see your awesome card there! xxoo, Dolly

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  19. Love the use of the flower soft! And your colours are gorgeous.

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