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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:

Gail said...

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

cuilliesocks said...

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

Sue said...

Lovely.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Lisa said...

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

Bonnie said...

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/

mamapez5 said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

Jan Frances said...

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

Carol said...

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

Jean Straw said...

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

Redanne said...

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

jimlynn said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Maxine D said...

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

Loll Thompson said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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.]


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Rita said...

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

Sue said...

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

Faith A said...

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

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card Mary!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Tina Campbell said...

Very pretty card love the fall colors too

Petra Swart said...

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

Have a lovely Sunday!!!
Hugz

crafty-stamper said...

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

Sheila H said...

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

Irish Cherokee said...

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

Brenda in IN said...

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.

Deepti said...

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

Sarah Mabery said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Kripa Koushik said...

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

Stampsnob said...

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

Sandy said...

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