Saturday, 1 November 2014

Embossed Foliage

It's a glorious Saturday afternoon here in Christchurch and I should be outside enjoying it, but instead I decided to make a card in between loads of laundry.  I chose the Fusion Card Challenge - both sketch and inspiration photo as well as the "Thank fall" theme at Card Concept.  



I used my Silhouette to cut the three windows in a piece of black cardstock.  I then took a sheet of newsprint patterned paper and white embossed the foliage and sentiment. I stuck that behind the cut-out windows. 

From there I sponged Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon onto the newsprint, leaving the center the lightest color.  I finished off the card with some white homemade enamel dots.  I would call this card Clean and Layered.



Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Leaf Sprig (Stampendous), Say it in Style (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Versamark, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon
Cardstock:  White, black, First Edition DSP (SU)
Accessories:  Enamel Dots, Silhouette Cameo

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout-out at Fusion.

16 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Stunning!

Marika (MeandMinimecrafting) said...

Karren, this is really nice take on the sketch at Fusion! I chose to go with the Halloween theme since I didn't know what to do with the sketch. Great job!

Lesley Croghan said...

It is beautiful and a perfect take on the challenge!

Patrice said...

How on earth did you manage to create such a gorgeous 'Fall' card on such a lovely Spring day? Lol - well done you.

stampwithamyk said...

Wow!! This is simply beautiful. I love the colors that you chose and the fabulous image. Perfect thank you card!

Laura said...

Beautifull technique! what a lovely card!

Lyndal said...

Fabulous Autumn card Karren - didn't realise you were in Chch, where my hubby is from! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

Cathy Weber said...

I can't believe how good your card fits both challenges! The white embossing absolutely pops on the newsprint paper. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept and sharing your pretty card!

Laurie Unger said...

Clean and layered describes this well. I'm curious to know how you made the enamel dots.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Beautiful job sponging and great card layout! The newsprint looks very interesting as a background. Thanks for the inspiration!
:) Marie

wienerhoneymooners said...

I adore this card!!! Gorgoeus!! AMAZING colors, lovely addition to the FUSION gallery of loveliness, thanks so much for sharing and joiningus at FUSION Card Challenge!!!

Hannelie said...

I love this card! the black card base showcase your focal point so beautifully!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Beautiful!! You took great on the inspiration picture!! Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow this is just beautiful!

~amy~ said...

This is gorgeous! Love your embossing and inky action!
Thanks for joining us at FUSION!

Skylark said...

I love your interpretation of the FUSION challenge and the clean, fresh look of your card! Stef x