Saturday, September 12, 2020

Penny Black - Falling Leaves


Penny Black has a new release call "Autumn Extraordinaire".  It is full of beautiful autumn / thanksgiving images.  You can see the newest release HERE.

Hi everyone.  Today I'm using just one from a set of 12 dies called Falling Leaves Cut Out (51-680).  I LOVE maple leaves ... and maple trees, maple syrup ... maple anything. :)  I'm Canadian, eh??!! :)

Sorry about the poor photograph above, shiny cards are hard to work with.  This card is much brighter in real life.  See below close-up photo for more accurate colours.

I die-cut the leaf from copper metallic paper.  I ran it through my Gemini with a script embossing folder (unknown).  I then added drops of three different colours of alcohol inks and let them run together.  Once dry, I spritzed with a little blending solution, which looks like drops on the leaf.  Where the alcohol inks build up, the ink remains a sticky for a while.  I took a small piece of copper foil and burnished it over top of my maple leaf.  You can see just little bits of the coppery shine that stuck.  To finish, I stamped a very small sentiment (Million Thanks 30-680) and heat embossed in copper.

Close-up ...

I'm entering this card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for September - Your Favourite Colours or Anything Goes.  I do love these colours (pink and orange is my favourite combination of colours) ... and I've added in some purple as well. :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit.

Penny Black Products
Falling Leaves Cut Out (51-680)
Million Thanks (30-680)






Stamps:  Million Thanks (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Copper Metallics (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Shell Pink, Terracotta, Eggplant (Rainger); Versamark
Accessories:  Falling Leaves Cut-Outs (Penny Black), Script embossing folder (unknown), Blending Solution, Copper embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:
Penny Black September Saturday Challenge - Your Favourite Colours or Anything Goes

29 comments:

Colleen said...

Wow, stunning leaf Loll! LOVE the close up, shows the sign and all the wonderful colors!

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous Loll! I love the metallic paper as the base, and my, you went to town on the wonderful dry embossing and AIs and some splattering and copper foiling, and love the matching copper embossed sentiment too. x

Sandy said...

Sure looks mighty pretty to me - I get the feeling you like to play and experiment. If I did that it would come out looking like mud!!
Sandy xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card a Loll.... stunning colours ...
Hugs Sylvie ....xx
Thanks for joining us at a PBSC

Michele said...

Gorgeous card! The leaf looks great in your color choices. I will have to try the technique you described. TFS!

Susan said...

Love how you transformed the copper metallic paper! Beautiful with the AIs, the gold foil, and the dry embossing!

Christine Alexander said...

wow Loll the colours are stunning and the touch of gold is spectacular. What a combo :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, simple elegance at its best! Beautiful colors on the leaf. It almost looks like heated metal. I've been seeing peeks of this release, so now I'll go look at the rest of it. Not saying I'm buying...

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Ah alcohol inks a great combo all, think EF is Cuttlebug Script one, or mine of ten year vintage is very like it, not sure if still around.
Brilliant creation Loll, well done... didn’t realise you were Canadian. 😊
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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MUKat said...

Absolutely stunning! You are such an inspiration!

Viv said...

Just gorgeous Loll. x

Linda said...

Autumn is my favourite time of year so I'm looking forward to the changes in the colours.
Your leaf looks amazing, I love the added texture from the embossing folder and the colours are right up my street. A beautiful CAS card xx

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful maple leaf, Lolly! The deep, rich colors are so pretty with the copper foil and sentiment! Love the texture the embossing gives this!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! Your leaf is absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!! All the colors and the shine is so pretty and thanks for the close up...the detail is just FABULOUS! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Daffodil Cards said...

Incredible result, love it.
Faith x

TK said...

Gorgeous colors! Love the maple leaf but your colors and texture are the standouts here, Loll

Nstiz said...

WOW, ink on metallic card stock was a brilliant idea and how magnificent it looks! Love the embossing on the maple leaf too. This is such a simple design yet really packs a punch. Gorgeous, Loll!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful maple leaf, Loll! The blend and the colors of the alcohol inks on the copper metallic leaf are amazing! The shine is so pretty and the embossed texture is wonderful. All the white space highlights the beauty of the leaf and the copper foiling is a beautiful finishing touch!
Hideko xx

Brenda said...

I love maple anything too and I'm not even Canadian. lol This card is just beautiful Loll! I love how you did your maple leaf, the colors are just stunning, love the embossing and I love the flecks of copper foiling on it. I love how you kept the sentiment small, so the beauty of the maple leaf could take center stage. Hugs, Brenda

nancy littrell said...

Stunning alcohol ink and a bit of foil on your die cut maple leaf, Lolly. TFS the Gorgeous close up photo showing all the shine and colors. Sweet heat embossed sentiment to finish off your beautiful CAS design. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Ros Crawford said...

That leaf is certainly star of the show... It's so beautiful and less is definitely more here! I know what you mean about photographing shiny... It's so disappointing but fortunately you managed to show of the amazing details here. Enjoy your week

Brenda in IN said...

This is just beautiful. I like the embossing on it and those colors are gorgeous.

HilaryJane said...

Wow, I love how you have enhanced that metallic leaf, very clever and very effective xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow Loll...All those techniques, mixing of the medias and still keeping it CAS in design x. Stunning card and I love it x.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Incredibly beautiful leaf! I could imagine that as a brooch!

Anita in France said...

Wow, what a beauty, Loll ... rich and so beautifully detailed ... it's like a piece of jewellery! Hugs, Anita :)

Milla said...

Oh Loll, this is gorgeous! I love the texture and richness of the leaf against the clean white background. Just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

Oooh, I love all the texture you created on the leaf, Loll! Great idea to emboss, then add alcohol ink...the results are so striking! Another really stunning card!!! xx

Bobby said...

The color is spectacular, Loll.