Sunday, September 8, 2013

Autumn Greetings



It's time for another DeNami Blog Hop & today's theme is Krazy for Kraft. The entire line-up & details on prizes can be found on the DeNami Blog.  You should have arrived by way of Andrea's Blog where I know you found wonderful inspiration! There's still lots to see so I'll get right to my card.  I knew I wanted to use Elegant Autumn Scene which I ordered with my gift certificate when my blog was drawn during a previous hop.  I began with various colors of Gelatos blended with my finger on watercolor paper.  Then I spread some Gesso in areas & let it dry.  After stamping the image which includes the greeting, I die cut the piece & dry embossed it.  The leaves & stems were colored with metallic markers & then more Gesso was applied to soften the colors. I attached my die cut to another one cut from thin cardboard to make it a bit thicker & stiffer.  The piece was spritzed with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold & finished off with gems, gold cord & a little flower.  The card is die cut from kraft cardstock with some Gesso smeared on before spritzing with Tattered Angels.  
Now off you go to see what terrific ideas Thia's Blog has for you.  Don't forget to leave a comment to be in the running for prizes & enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


44 comments:

Deb said...

Greta, I love the texture that your card has! The layers of color are beautiful!

Barb said...

Stunning! I love the wash of color across the embossed bg and the white touches on kraft.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love the shape of this card and the textures and color make a lovely autumnal statement. It is beautiful. I have my eye on that stamp too!

Tenia Nelson said...

This is such a GORGEOUS card!! :)

dani.beckman said...

Shaped cards are my fav!!!! I love the combo of die cuts and the painting of the focal point is beautfful!

andrea said...

What a unique card! I love the explanation of how you did it. I would never have thought to try stamping and then embossing, but it does present a fabric feel to the whole card. Nicely done!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card Greta! I love the shape of the main panel and all the textures! Pretty colors too. TFS

Martha said...

What a FABULOUS card, Greta! I love the shape & the stamping!

DisneyGirl0828 said...

Very professional. This is an amazing card! Sharon

Lezerlie said...

I love your card! Such fantastic fall colors!

Debora5775 said...

Love the shape of the card:)

Roey said...

Looks like a lot of love and work went into this card. Very pretty fall colors!

Laura Turcotte said...

Great card---lots of detail!

Donna Bowman said...

Fun fall card! Love the shape and the colors!

Nat said...

Beautiful country flare to your design. Love your festive fall card



C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC said...

Excellent hop! Thanks for the inspiration. I enjoyed the pop of color on your kraft project. I've created a project for this hop as well, hope you stop by and leave a comment as well. Take care.

La-Vie B.
Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

Linda said...

The shapes and lots of technique have made this a very special card! Good job!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Stunning card!!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh Gretta, I totally adore this! A FABULOUS and FESTIVE creation! Have a great week!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous fall card, greta... all the texture you created with the stamps and embossing is just beautiful!

~ Jo ~ said...

This is a beautiful project!!! Love all those beautiful colors!

Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card!

Sojourne said...

This has me thinking of place cards for Thanksgiving. Love this card and it's beautiful colors.

cghundley said...

Wonderful card.
Love all the texture
with the gesso.
Carla from Utah

joycemc57 said...

Nice autumn card. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Hanson said...

I love the blended colors and the metallics. Very nice!

Sue D said...

FAbulous fall card--I like the techniques you used.

Kailash said...

Such a beauty you created here Greta, wonderful texture and fun layers!!

Lisa said...

Greta this is lovely and oh soooo elegant!! The shape is just wondefrul and highlights this stamp so well!

Glenna Anderson said...

Beautiful card!

Dawn Turley said...

awesome shaped card Greta. Love the gesso on the base and the colours on the focal die cut are stunning.

alexandra s.m. said...

beuatiful and I too just love that unexpected shape ;-)
TFS Greta!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful Autumn-themed creation! Love the shape of the card and the texture!!

Tina M said...

Ohh my, It's so soft and pretty...beautiful!

cm said...

Soft, pretty, beautiful! You're always such a fabulous source of inspiration! The colours and texture are a perfect combination! I've been a slow-poke in my comments this weekend...blame it alllll on bike-racing and card-making!! Hope you have an excellent Monday!!
c

Amy Smidebush said...

Lovely Autumnal colors!

Kari V. said...

Wow! Beautiful card!

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Elegant card! Love the softness of it! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Emily Daniels said...

I love the feel of this card! Looks awesome!

Auntie Em said...

Very pretty! The shaped design is lovely and I like the texture and the blended colours behind the pretty leaves. :)

kreativeimagination said...

unique shape card.
syeda
syeda_lubabah@hotmail.com

KERRI said...

Beautiful! Great job!

Emily Keaton said...

Greta, this is absolutely stunning! Your choice of colors is beautiful and complements the kraft card stock perfectly. This just may be my favorite creation of the hop. :-)

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful Greta. Love the fall colors, makes me want the cooler weather to start.