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9/20/2014

Anniversary with Fall Colors

Welcome Saturday..I hope your weekend has started off great. We have a family anniversary coming up next month, and since I'm thinking Fall colors, that was the theme for this card. Kept it simple so that the colors & the texture would show to advantage.



- Background created with Dylusions & some gold tattered angels.

- gold embossing paste - has a bit of a gritty texture & is a Viva product found in Walmart - done over a MB mesh stencil. This has been my best effort with the embossing paste to date.

- Alcohol ink over soda can - die cut leaf.

- Gold glitter sentiment. Happy is from a Joanna Sheen die -part of a Happy Birthday set. Anniversary is also J. Sheen die. I tried to cut these with the soda can metal, but it was very difficult to get them out of the dies without breaking the metal pieces. Happy worked ok, but the anniversary was too fiddly and broke in the middle as I tried to release it. The cut out pieces did not cut through well either. Enough aggravation, so I used a snippet of the gold glitter! I also don't like fussing with saving the tiny bits for the 'i' so I usually just use a rhinestone or pearl. Saves on the nerves! (got that idea from my Pixie friend over at the Pixie's Crafty Workshop - aka the Snippets Playground. So thank Diane. )

Ya'll come back when you can set a spell, now heah? Have a great day and big hugs.

36 comments:

  1. Very pretty!
    Sorry I haven't been popping in!
    Love the Halloween cards, it's my favorite 'holiday' too!

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  2. Simply stunning Mary, love everything about it, the leave is fantastic, hugs Kate x

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  3. Lovely.

    Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

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  4. What a gorgeous card, Mary!! The background looks so beautiful!! I love the look you get using the alcohol inks and soda can metal!! It makes me wish I hadn't give up Diet Coke so I had some cans on hand!! Fabulous card my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Love that leaf and the gold embossing paste! Remember what I said about not buying any more? Well forget that! Next time I'm at Walmart I'm checking that stuff out. I assume it's in the craft dept.? Love the leaf and may have to drink a soda so I can cut up a can to color. This would work for the Mixed Media Challenge this month if you want to enter it there. http://themixedmediacardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I do love your metal leaves. Unfortunately I don't have a leaf die, and I am not risking putting a soda can through my silhouette! The colours are so vibrant. I have found all the Viva products I have tried, very good, but I must say my favourite paste is Imagination crafts sparkle medium. I love everything about this card. Kate x

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  7. Hi Mary,
    super card yet again.
    All those lovely textures too, and the colour is amazing.
    You are so clever with that soda can leaf.
    Still haven't tried this even after cutting up a soda can ages ago.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. Oh Mary what a lovely vibrant card. I especially like the gold paste that you have used. Wonderful xxx Jan

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  9. This is gorgeous Mary, I love your background. Carol x

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  10. Love this one Mary, the colours are so vibrant and your soda can leaf looks really lovely.
    I know what you mean about the dots over the i, the other week I fiddled about sticking three of them together when making a layered greeting only to find that it had completely disappeared, never to be seen again when I went to stick it to the card.
    Jean x

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  11. The leaf looks wonderful Mary and I think you did an excellent job with the stencilling, I love the gold colour, it goes so well with the gorgeous background colour. Your card is beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. So beautiful and elegant! Love the background you created on this and that pretty leaf! Outstanding card.
    Lynn

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  13. This is gorgeous Mary, I love the texture and the leaf
    Kevin xx

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  14. Stunning card Mary, love all the gorgeous autumn colours, your inky leaf looks amazing, Cathy x

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  15. Mary this is another stunner - love the gold embossing paste - and the leaf if amazing - I have not had much success with using cans.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  16. Wow ... amazing card Mary. Love the beautiful fall colors of your sprayed background. And love it topped with the shiny gold mesh embossing and gorgeous leaf. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge!! Loll xx

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  17. Gorgeous card, love technique used and the colours are gorgeous ....stunning as always.xx
    [yes I am hit hard with the influenza, haven't had it for three years caring for dad, now he's in a home I get sick again.]


    The Journey is the Start

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  18. Gorgeous carx Mary. Love that metallic leaf. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  19. Gorgeous card Mary and thank you for all your kind wishes concerning Paul lots of huggles Sue xxxx

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  20. Absolutely STUNNING Mary, whether you had difficulty or no, you certainly have come out tops.

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  21. What an awesome card Mary. Love your gold stenciling and the leaf is amazing! Clever mixing of the sentiments!

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  22. Gorgeous vibrant design Mary. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

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  23. Stunning...simply stunning. So many beautiful fall colors and your texture is amazing. Love your card.

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  24. Very pretty card love the fall colors too

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  25. WOW, your leave looks stunning, Mary and so does all the texture!!
    Lovely colours!!

    Have a lovely Sunday!!!
    Hugz

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  26. Beautiful card love the Autumn colours love the die-cut leaf and texture
    Carol x

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  27. Your autumn colors are quite beautiful, Mary. I adore that glorious leaf and the gold sentiment.

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  28. Excellent Mary. The colors and textures are well done. - Jim

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  29. Beautiful leaf. Do you get sharp edges when you cut the soda can? Clumsy as I am I would really hurt myself! I love the look of alcohol inks on the metal.

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  30. Wow the metallic leaf is stunning :) love the BG colors and gold embossed grid, thank you for sharing with MMCC

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  31. That leaf came out fantastic. I love the colors on it. And the gold embossing paste adds great texture to the piece.

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  32. Wow! I love, love the colors on this beautiful card Momma Mary! The leaf looks amazing and so real, like it just fell off the tree. I love the gold embossing paste and can't believe you got that at Wal-Mart. I think you did a great job at the embossing paste and I can't even imagine how hard it was to do the sentiment out of the metal, but it looks fabulous! Good for you for not fiddling with the tiny dot for the eye, I love the rhinestones or pearls better. Hugs, Brenda

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  33. What a sparkly leaf. Thank you for joining us at the mixed media card challenge with a gorgeous creation.

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  34. i have played with dylusions but never got this beautiful effect....Lis

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  35. So very pretty Mary! Our leaves have not really started turning yet. We need a good frost!
    Sandy xx

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