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11/06/2016

Autumn Leaves Heat Embossed and Inlaid

Good evening...on this our first day of the new Eastern Standard Time. After all the reminders to set the clocks back I still nearly forgot to do that this morning! Fortunately some of the electronics do it automatically. We still have a bunch of clocks that have to get manual attention though.

Thanks for all the sweet comments about the fall photos I shared. This is quite a pretty neighborhood...feels a bit rural, although it is not really. We are about 4 miles away from most of the important things we need! (like restaurants and Walmart!!!). Thanks too for the kind comments about the porch decorations. We do enjoy that porch, especially these last few weeks, when it has been such super weather. We have coffee (my #2 brother & myself...DH is an herbal tea drinker) on the porch many mornings.

Have been trying to work on finishing up some Fall/Thanksgiving cards, since I was so negligent with sending out any Halloween cards. I hope you don't get sick of seeing fall motifs! Here goes with one:

 
 
- Heartfelt Autumn Leaves background (cling). Tried to find a picture of this at Heartfelt Creations, but was unsuccessful. It may have been discontinued. The link should take you to a picture of what this pretty stamp looks like. Inked with versamark, then heat embossed with Nuvo EP Glacier White...which gave a very nice coverage. Not really 'glacier white' as I think of that color, but between a nice white and sort of vanilla shade. Is pretty with the DI colors sponged over it. Since this EP had no glitter in it, it sponged smoothly.
 
- Echo Park die sentiment. When this was ordered, I didn't realized how large it was. I'm always looking for small sizes to use instead of stamping an extra bit on the front. This size lent itself to a bold treatment on the front of the card, so sponged another white c/s with DI Peacock Feathers. Used the die on both the leaf design & plain sponging, reversed the inner cuts. This one only 1 area of  tiny center bits were missing,(up at the 't') so used a tiny marker to color in, and think it's not too, too obvious.
 
Looked a bit like it needed another embellishment. Used soda can metal, played with some brown, orange and yellow shades of alcohol inks to color the metal - let dry between coats, sponged again, with various other colors of AI until I got a 'fall leaf' look.. Used a Sizzix Thinlets 660955 to cut quite a few leaves from the altered metal, which cut quite nicely with the special metal plate shim in place. This should have had embossed veins in the leaves, but it's not showing up. That may require an extra embossing step that I didn't do.
 
Hope you like this one. I share the links so that if you're interested, you can see what the product looks like. It may not be where I purchased the one I used. I do try to find these products on sale if possible.
 
Take care, start the week off happily & healthily, and thanks for coming to visit. Hugs & Blessings.
 
 

36 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, this is really pretty. I love embossing and inking over it and these fall colors are perfect. The metal leaves are a nice embellishment with the blue sentiment. I set the clocks back last night before I went to bed so I wouldn't be confused when I got up! I only have six to do. The phones did not update but I don't use them for time so that'a okay. It is almost dark now and it is only a little before six.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning, Mary!! The colors are amazing!! I love the design and those gorgeous leaves!! What a spectacular project this is my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow!!! This card is amazing! Your background is an explosion of colours and looks so pretty with the white embossed leaves!!! And the sentiment is just perfect to match the design! I can't see any missing part in it! You have done a fab work!The two brown leaves made with the aluminium can are just stunning, they seem true!
And they pop out very well from the background! Really a fab work!
Hugs

Liz said...

Super card, Mary. What a striking background and the sentiment looks great as the focal point. xx

Pat said...

This is a really gorgeous Fall card Mary. I really love that background stamp with the white embossing and the colours are so bright and pretty. The large sentiment in that beautiful Peacock Feathers DI and the soda can die cut leaves in those Autumn shades are great embellishments. These colours really are fabulous. x

Veerle said...

I do love this Mary. Your background is so very beautiful, well done.
Love these fall colors too. Hugs, enjoy the new week.
Veerle x

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulous leafy background, Mary, and such pretty, rich, spectacular colors! Lovely...

Carol L said...

This is a real stunner with fantastic colors! I absolutely LOVE the background and the 2 little leaf accents were all this card needed! It's gorgeous, well done! Have a great week ahead!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, We altered our clocks a week before you, so now use to the change.

Fab card. I like the colours.

Hope you have a good week. Sue

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Mary this looks absolutely gorgeous and full of wonderful Autumnal colours, great embossing of the leaves a super make
hugs
lorraine x

brenda said...

Glorious colours and design Mary, always enjoy seeing Autumnal creations.

B x

Sheila H said...

This is a real eye catcher, Mary. The blue is really a great color choice. I love the metal leaves.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful Fall creation! The leafy background is stunning with the gorgeous clear sky blue just popping of the page! Looks like a cool Fall day! Great addition with the soda can leaves.

Donna said...

Beautiful card Mary! That background is stunning and how clever to use a soda can to make the leaf embellishments. I am a fan of inlaid design. I don't do it often enough. Thanks for sharing this beauty. Have a wonderful week!

cuilliesocks said...

Spectacular card Mary, wonderful colours and what a fab background, love it, Kate x

Bonnie said...

This is such a bright, pretty resist background, Mary! And I love your soda can leaves! I keep saying I'm going to try using the alcohol inks on the soda cans but never get around to it. One of these days! I hope you get to enjoy another beautiful, fall day!

Stampsnob. said...

Great technique love the result Great card..........Lis

Olga Fink said...

Fantastic background! I love it!
xoxo Olga

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a riot of colors on your card! You are not going to hear me say that I am sick of fall colors and fall themes, no siree!

As for the time change, Arizona doesn't do it. However, Blogger didn't allow for "Arizona" as a time zone choice so I guess I picked Pacific (which we were until the change) so I couldn't figure out why my post didn't go live this morning. It was sleeping in!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh my what a super and gorgeous card.
I love that wonderful background as it's so pretty and the iniking colours are ace.
Great die cut sentiment also and the colour is fab.
Super leaves made with your soda can, and their colour is perfect.
You are very clever die cutting the soda cans.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! such a beautiful background all the colours of Autumn. Love the blue sentiment, makes it stand out and make me think of the blue sunny skies with the leaves falling. LOVE the metal leaves.
Hope all is well
Faith
x

Gail said...

Gorgeous card!
Love the fall pics & porch decorations!
Our weather's been pretty good too!

Redanne said...

Loving the gorgeous embossed and inked background and you have coloured those metal leaves beautifully with the alcohol ink - the perfect finishing touch for your beautiful card! Hugs, Anne xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Mary, gorgeous colours and lovely blue sentiment.
Pauline
x

Anita in France said...

So striking, Mary ... what gorgeous autumn colours over that delicate embossing ... the white really pops against them! Hugs, Anita :)

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, some fabulous colours and a great die.
Never get sick of seeing any of your cards Mary and I think your area looks fabulous.
Big day for you tomorrow, hope all goes well.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Autumn card love the embossed leaves and great coloured background-our clocks went back last week and hubby told everyone not to forget then he promptly did-I changed the central heating clock misread the time because I thought hubby had changed the clocks and ended up putting it back to original time!!! what a pair lol
Carol x

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, this is such a gorgeous combination of elements! Love that stamp, the heat embossing resist and the wonderful die cut sentiment. Love your work with color! I'm a bit boring in that department. Your colors are always rich, bold and cheerful!

Loll said...

Beautiful autumn colours Mary. So pretty over the white embossed leaf background. Great job with inlaying the large sentiment ... it really pops being turquoise. Your alcohol ink metal leaves are so pretty too. Great job!!

Forgot to mention that I really enjoyed your neighborhood pictures ... the fall colours are so pretty. And I LOVE the decorations on your porch ... what a lovely way to start the day out there having coffee. xx

Maxine D said...

Mary this is gorgeous - love all your colours, and the metallic leaves are the perfect accent.
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

Such a bright card is just what this gray day here needs! So fun to enjoy!

Barb said...

Great colours on your lovely embossed leaf background Mary. The sentiment looks great as a feature centre piece and the leaves re super recycling. That's something I love to do although I've not used soda cans yet. It's a lovely bright and happy card and perfect for saying thanks. Hugs, Barbxx

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful fall card Momma Mary! I love that background stamp, you have made it so colorful and pretty. I do love that big sentiment too, it looks amazing with your background and those cute little leaves in the lower right hand corner. Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

This is one amazing card...its like a huge pile of leaves landed on your card, so beautiful and so coloring. Love your inlaid sentiment too....stunning and gorgeous!

Birgit said...

This is so unique with the background leaves and then the turquoise blue in front...I love it. Great card.

Pia S said...

This rich colored background looks so pretty, great that you didn't cover it up with an image or big sized embellishment.