Tuesday, 15 November 2016

An Autumnal Thank You

I made this card with some of the new goodies that I got at the Hobbycraft show at the SECC last month; I had such a spend up, I'd saved up all year and it was great to have a big splurge, and I'm loving having new toys to play with.
The stamps used here aren't new, and neither is the embossing folder, but the dies, waxes, paint and embossing powders are.

To make the topper, I heat embossed the Woodware stamp with bronze embossing powder, and went round the image with two shades of grey coloured pencil to make it pop.  I then used to Stampendous Embossing Enamels round the edges of the topper, Shabby White and Aged Bronze, for a distressed look.  To colour the berries, I painted on Imagination Crafts Starlights Paint in Red, then once it had dried, I covered each one with Glossy Accents.  This gives the berries an enameled look that hasn't been captured in the photos.
The background was created by embossing a piece of kraft card with an Embossalicious folder, then applying Imagination Crafts Alchemy Waxes in three colours to it; I used Copper, Bronze and Coral.
The sentiment was stamped with a Personal Impressions stamp and I used copper and red mirri for the matting and layering.
To embellish, I used a Tonic die set to make some leafy die cuts from kraft, which I inked with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.  The final touch was to add a few gems.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Cardmakers - #177 - Embossing
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle -  Anything Goes with Loose Product
The Crazy Challenge - #235 - Thank You
Fashionable Stamping - #117 - Tis the Season - Autumn
Pile It On - #121 - Thank You
Crafty Calendar - Autumn Colours
Creative Corner - Thank You
The Stamping Boutique - Fall Colours


  1. Oh I do love a floral wreath and this look great with the reds and Kraft together, really beautiful. Many thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  2. Beautiful autumn card....thank you fro sharing with us for our monthly challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle!
    Diane SNS DT

  3. Oh wow, this is very beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

  4. What a beautiful card! This would make a great entry over at the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

  5. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time - I love your christmas wreath...


  6. Gorjuss card. I love your colouring. It really ups up the image. Love it. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Hugs, Keti (DT)

  7. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  8. This is so pretty thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J x

  9. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela x


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