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9/22/2014

Birthday - Fall Leaves

Good morning - welcome - and I hope your weekend was wonderful. We needed a birthday card fast, nothing in the stash was just what I wanted to use, & there were some gold outline stickers by Starform handy on the desk. Those leaves were the jump off for this card.



-Colored the outlines and innards with a set of pens I've had for years, forgot I had them. They were specifically marketed to color stickers, but I think they could be used for other products too. The colors are quite bright, and I combined some of them to make different shades. Tried to use a Copic gray to tone down the brightness, but the alcohol marker removed the color. Ooops.  Once colored, the outline pieces were removed and placed on black card stock. Then very tediously (especially on the acorn caps) the other bits were removed and placed in their proper places. It got a little tricky where the maple leaf covers the oak leaf, as I started placing the maple bits in first. Had to rethink, lift up some pieces, and put in the oak pieces first. I guess I could have just left those bits out, as the maple leaf would have covered. But...I couldn't do that!!! (dunno why - OCD I expect!)
Don't know what those white specs are on the black...can't see them on the card.

- corners snipped with a punch, added tiny yellow rhinestones, plus one in the center of the oaf leaf.

- copper pearl paper trimmed for the mat, then some of the Paper Studio fall motif paper to cover the top fold card base.

- sentiment is also a very old sheet of stickers. This one needs to go in the mail today!!!

Ya'll have a great day, thanks for visiting & big cyber hugs.

39 comments:

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! The leaves look amazing!! I love the pretty colors!! What a perfect card for a fall birthday!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pippa said...

Love the colours in this Mary, very autumnal. Those white specs could be dust on the camera lens. x

Christine Harrop said...

I love the autumnal colours on this lovely card Mary - and ideal for either male or female. Super card. Christine xx

Rita said...

Perfect card Mary. Love the colours. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

The leaves are gorgeous Mary, made all the more beautiful by your skillful colouring! A really beautiful card. Hugs, Anne xx

Sarah said...

Such fabulous colours Mary xx

Sue said...

Super autumnal colours in your card Mary it's my favourite season I love seeing all the fab colours..huggles Sue xxx

Sue said...

I love the colours on the card.

Hope you've had a good start to the week.

Jan Frances said...

Once again a beautiful vibrant card and I agree definitely unisex xx Jan xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love the look of this Mary so beautiful
Kevin xx

Jean Straw said...

Wow Mary I love these beautiful colourful leaves on the black background. I like the pretty corner punch too. A lovely card.
Jean x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, this is stunning. I love how you colored the leaves. They really stand out. Perfect fall card.

Liz said...

I love the colours on the leaves - perfect for this time of year. Lovely card! x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, would never have guessed that they were peel off stickers, the colours are amaizing.
Very warm feel to the card.

Kath x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
another very lovely fall card.
Your colouring of the leaves is fantastic, and a very wonderful colour choice.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol said...

A beautiful card Mary, the colours are very striking. Carol x

Maxine D said...

Fabulous Mary - I have never really uesd stickers on cards.... maybe you have inspired me to use some that I have in my stash.
Blessings
Maxine

Pat said...

A lovely autumnal card Mary and the leaves are so shiny they look enamelled. The pretty punched flower corner motifs look great on the dark card, and the copper coloured pearl layer and then the gorgeous autumnal patterned paper are the perfect accompaniments. So effective! x

Bonnie said...

Stickers sure have come a long way! Who would have thought that those beautiful leaves and acorns were stickers! Of course you worked your magic on them! A beautiful card, Mary!

Carol L said...

And I thought I enjoyed doing tedious little snippets!! The leaves are just beautiful and I love the sparkle! Who knew you could dress up stickers like this?! Beautiful card!
BTW, I find white spots all over my black card photos too, but IRL they're not on the card, so our camera lenses must need a good cleaning of dust!

Sarah Mabery said...

The colors on those leaves are amazing. They really pop against the black background. Magnificent.

Patricia said...

Beautiful card, loving the stunning Autumnal colours

Patrician x

Tina Campbell said...

Very pretty Mary just love the colors :)

aussie aNNie said...

WOW Wonderful card with beautiful colour tones...love this it's so magical.xx
The Journey is the Start

Petra Swart said...

Those leaves are beautiful and so striking against the black, Mary!!! Great choice of bg paper!! Beautiful!!

Hugz

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow! Gorgeous fall card! I love those leaves!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, what gorgeous colours and leaves, love the little acorns, your whole card is wonderful, Hugs Kate x

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful leaves and acorns Mary. They look like they are metal (not stickers!). And they really pop of the dark background ... so pretty! Loll xx

Faith A said...

Love this very beautiful card, from the fab background right to the leaves, just gorgeous.

Brenda said...

I'm not quite sure I understand how you did those beautiful leaves and acorns, but I do know they are stunning Momma Mary. What a special birthday card this is. I love the beautiful colors and the fall papers, the birthday wishes look so nice at the top of the card like that, love it! Hugs, Brenda

Shona Erlenborn said...

Totally perfect for the fall birthday! Great colors on the leaves and the background too.

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing leaves...so so beautiful. You really have a way with these colors. So fun for a fall birthday.

Susan (rainy) said...

Just an absolutely gorgeous card, Mary. The leaves look amazing... And such a perfect design for an autumn birthday. The leaf lifting and arranging really paid off on this wonderful creation.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and fabulous leaves love the Autumn colours who would believe they are just peel offs
Carol x

Deepti said...

This is lovely! I like the metallic shine on the leaves

Benzi said...

Wow! Mary, these stickers are gorgeous and I love the colors you used. What a great card! OCD???? I think we all have that disorder in one way or another...even if not in a serious way.
Super creation!

Stampsnob said...

Those fall leaves are brilliant........Lis

JD/ Jill said...

Really pretty Autumn card! I have some outline stickers like that...I forgot that I even had them...thanks for the reminder...maybe I will "Play" with them tomorrow.

Pumpy said...

Wow, very good.