Thursday, September 19, 2013

More Autumn Maple Leaves


Hi everyone.  I have two more maple leaf cards to share with you today.  I'm holding a workshop on the Saturday ... we'll be making four cards, two of which will be maple leaves ... one from a couple of days ago that I posted with gold embossing and twine ... and one of the two cards from today - my "students" will get to choose. :)

This uses the same technique as my leaf from a couple of days ago ... click here to see.  I randomly sponged Whisper White cards stock with autumn colors and then die-cut the leaves.  I used a fine metallic gold pen to highlight the embossing of the veins ... and a thick metallic gold pen to outline the leaves.  So happy with how they turned out!


Here's a close-up:



Here's the second card using the same technique, but with a larger die-cut.



It's hard to see that I added two lines of scoring at the bottom for some interest and you can just barely make them out in the close-up photo below.





Stamps:  For You (Rubber Art Stamps)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Whisper White, Early Espresso (1st card) - (SU!)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Early Espresso (SU!); Metallic Gold (Colorbox)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Small Leaves 2 and Large Leaves 2 dies (Cheery Lynn), Twigs and Berries die (Memory Box), gold twine, scoring tool and template, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives and dimensionals



My friend Nancy is hosting her first Color Challenge at SCS (CC444) and I entered a couple of days ago.  The top card will be my second entry into that challenge - I LOVE the colors that Nancy picked for her very first gig as hostess - great job Nancy!!




19 comments:

  1. Beautiful leaves Loll, the colours are stunning and the gold highlighting looks fantastic. I love the font on the sentiment too, perfect with the leaves, Cathy x

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  2. Stunning... I just love autumn and autumn colors. Gold embossing gives really dramatic look!

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  3. I can see that the branch is going to have to be on my next Memory Box order! It's so perfect with these beautiful leaves! I hope to get to play with Nancy's wonderful colors, but I'm behind as usual. I couldn't even get into SCS for several days because of a Malware warning. Anyway, my friend, these are gorgeous Fall cards!

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  4. Your students are going to have a really tough time deciding on which card to create...these 2 are AMAZING, Loll (I only cap my words like that when I mean it)! Your metallic pen adds so much gorgeous detail to the leaves, and your inking is just gorgeous!!! I'm so inspired by your cards, I just want to run out and buy these dies...thanks so much for sharing them with us!

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  5. You do beautiful things with leaves Loll! Stunning creations!

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  6. Hi Loll,Once again you have made the most glorious cards. Your students will want to make them all I am sure.I love the gold pen technique, you must have a steady hand! I can see the scoring lines, a wonderful addition.
    Have fun in class.

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  7. Hi Loll,
    I love how you make these leaves. I am determined to give it a go-it is just stunning. Your students are going to have the best time! x

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  8. Hi Loll - these cards are both drop-dead gorgeous ....... especially love how you've used MB twigs & berries for the first card.

    Karen x

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  9. Two lovely cards Loll...the gold embossing looks fabulous against your lovely autumn colours...your ladies are so lucky having a workshop with you

    Anne

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  10. Gorgeous cards again, Loll! The leaves are stunning.

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  11. Beautiful :) and gold looks great with autumn colors

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  12. Oh how I wish I could join you Loll, What beautiful cards, the gold is such a beautiful touch.
    Must get my lovely leaf stamp out..its been neglected.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  13. Oh goodness, Loll, these are simply stunning ... you've captures those rich autumn colours so beautifully ... love them! Anita :)

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  14. Beautiful leaves Loll-I love how you have tied the twine,I wouldn't have thought of that and mine would have looked very lost sitting on my card!
    Have a lovely weekend,Nessa xx

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  15. Stunning...sure wish I could be there to do these lovely cards with you! What a steady hand you must have with the outlining of the gold pens...it is just lovely. Thought it was embossing until I read the specs. Hope you will do a tutorial, and tell the names of the gold pens. (but probably it's just that you have a great hand at this! LOL). These are just beautiful, and I love the added branch. TFS & have a wonderful wkend. Hugs

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  16. I love autumn leaves and yours are stunning loll! Both of these cards are gorgeous - hugs xx

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  17. Oh Loll, I just LOVE your 2nd card with the 2 leaves too. TFS and playing along. Nancy

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  18. So simple and so pretty, think I will make a few of these, as I made some leaves last week for another card I did not make, great idea!!
    Thanks Loll.
    Hugs
    Donna

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  19. Hi Loll! I've been doing searches on Pinterest and Google for Autumn cards to spark my creativity and every time I see one I like -it yours!!!!

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