Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sparkely Gold Fall Leaves

I have gold glitter all over my craft room!  It must be fall.  I'm not quite ready for the weather, but oh so ready to make fall cards.  The colors are so vibrant, Mother Nature sure knew what she was doing!

I am entering this card in these challenges.
Simon Says Challenge: Boldly go into STAMPtember! 
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Lovely Leaves
STV MIUM Fall-Color on Color Emboss Resist

I used a heavy base CS of Ivory, and embossed the leaves from the Grateful Heart stamp set, with gold glitter embossing powder.  Then sponged the BG with distress inks.  Peeled paint, mustard seed and rusty hinge.  If you are careful and heat the embossing powder well, the glitter does now come off when you wipe the colors off.  It still resists the color, but I did go back and put a little more on where it was needed.  I pasted panels of DP from the Grateful Hearts pattern pack.  The Greeting is a die from Simon Says called Big Thanks.  It has a swirly tail that I cut off, and will use as a flourish inside the card. 
Grateful Heart stamp and papers are from GKD.

I made a matching envelope from the many stacks of scrapbook papers that I have.  In this case there was a flower border that I left on.  I thought it was cute.  The little heart covers up a punch hole. 

A close up of the embossed gold glitter leaves. 
 Thanks for stopping to take a look at my entries in this weeks challenges.  As always, I appreciate your comments. 


  1. Just so you know, I have been looking at all our wonderful cards. Don't always comment because the internet is just so wonky up here on Lake Superior. I really like how you have been doing all that embossing, especially with the gold. Just gorgeous!! I miss my craft room so much and have no idea when I'll be back in there again. Until then, I am living my card making life vicariously through you - lol!!! Your cards are just beautiful!!

  2. Oh I love this! What a masterful job Barbara of embossing and fussy cutting. Love the sponged color around those gorgeous gold leaves. Beautifully designed and crafted and love that pretty envelope too.

  3. Beautiful my dear. Love all the gold!

  4. SUPER pretty with all that gold! Great colors, too.

  5. this is stunning!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  6. This is amazing Barbara! Those gold leaves just pop off that beautiful background. Really well done!!

  7. Oh wow, this is just YUM! The gold looks amazing with those warm, fall tones! Thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!