Monday, September 15, 2014

Autumn Greetings

I haven't used or thought about glossy paper in a long time.  Becca's gorgeous background inspired me resulting in my second entry for the SSS Flickr challenge. I used a piece of glossy photo paper still lying on my table after trimming out a picture. Distress Inks spiced marmalade, scattered straw, iced spruce & pine needles were pressed onto my craft mat & spritzed.  Then the photo paper was dabbed & pulled through the colors.  SSS Scattered Leaves was die cut & I sponged on more color where I wanted it darker. 
Color Challenge Inspiration by Simon.Says.StampThis time I think my greens are closer to the inspiration & I included the black.  

I don't have too many Autumn/Thanksgiving sentiment stamps, but remembered this unopened Inkadinkado set.  I cut the opening for the sentiment with a LifeStyle Crafts oval die.  Took me forever to decide whether or not to add embellishments.  As you can see, I finally went with a few black enamel dots I just bought in a close-out sale.  I'm also entering To Every Thing There Is A Season at Words 2 Scrap By & the technique challenge at SSS Monday: Distress Inks spritzed on craft mat used to color glossy paper & layered die cuts.  Thanks so much for checking my blog--love reading your comments.

35 comments:

  1. This is a glorious autumnal card. I love your idea of the part oval cutout to add the sentiment too. Have been looking at quite a few You tube videos using gloss card. Not something I have used in my card making and was thinking it high time I did. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. Love your beautiful card with gorgeous colours, and a fabulous design.

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  3. Great design and colors. I like the oval cutout as well.

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  4. Love those colorful leaves! Fab design, too!

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  5. As I said on the Flickr group - this is drop dead gorgeous, Greta! Love this card design.

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  6. Gorgeous is right! Your colors are amazing, Greta! Stunning design!

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  7. Beautiful! The leaves look amazing and then there's the oval cut-out for the sentiment! Just fabulous.

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  8. LOVE how this turned out, Greta! Those leaves are just gorgeous! So glad you're playing in the challenge!

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  9. What a beautiful card Greta!! I love the half circle opening your created for the sentiment. Your leaves look amazing on the dark background!

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  10. Beautiful card Greta! Love the gorgeous effect you achieved with the Distress inks! The leaves look fabulous! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  11. Love the depth of colour you acheived. I have some more inky papers I made earlier this summer and must get using them too! I am being very lazy about my crafts lately as I tied up with a huge project in the house...miss crafting though!

    Beautiful card, Greta.

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  12. fabulous Greta. The leaves look stunning. Love them look against the black background.with the pop of orange.

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  13. Very beautiful, Greta! The leaves are gorgeous!

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  14. lovin' all the fall cards you have been making, greta! the colors on this one are just gorgeous!!

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  15. Wow! I love the rich fall colors with the black. It really makes them pop.

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  16. Stunning colourwork! Another great card, Greta, Jo x

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  17. Greta, fab card. Love how you incorporated the colors, and I think your sentiment opening is just brilliant! Thanks for such wonderful inspiration.

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  18. Hello Greta,
    The combination of the leaf diecut and your unique opening for the sentiment works wonderfully the Black adds drama. A beautiful card.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  19. Gorgeous mixed of colours of the leaf on the black bg and love the idea of the open sentiment and the touch of the enamel dots, Greta!

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  20. Another work of art with the distress inks, Greta! Such pretty leaves! I'm thinking I need more distress mini INKS rather than trying to work with my current combination of a few minis and more markers...or maybe I should just toss them ALL!!! Grrr....then again, seeing what you've done sparks incentive to give the dang things one more chance! Black background and orange/rust oval...perfect for the dramatic effect of your leaves. Fall splendour, indeed!
    Hugs~c

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  21. Wow those leaves are sooooooo pretty! Yet another awesome card Greta :)

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  22. What a Beautiful effects on the leaves Greta, Love it <3

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  23. The inking on the branch is so gorgeous! Also love the oval cut out for the sentiment!
    Btw, I am glad that I motivated you to bring out your Judikin stamps and can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  24. Greta,

    This is another stunning card -- just fabulous! Your palette is gorgeous and the way you used those Distress Inks would make Tim proud!

    So glad you've joined us for our September challenge at Words 2 Scrap By!

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  25. Beautiful card, Greta! I love your composition. So pretty! Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  26. This is so richly gorgeous, Great! I love your design and your coloring on those leaves against that black is awe-mazing!! A perfect fall card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  27. Greta, this is just SO beautiful!
    I love the unique design & how you used the colors.

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  28. Greta, this is beautiful. I love the technique you used and the colors. Perfect for fall. The half circle cut out is so unique and pretty.

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous! I haven't tried Distress inks with glossy card stock - must give it a go. And those enamel dots are the perfect choice for just a little something :)

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  30. More pretty leaves! I love how they pop against the black!

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  31. Your first entry was gorgeous and this one is another winner. The leaf sprig with distress inks is so pretty and I love your layout with the sentiment placement. Will have to CASE this! Thanks for sharing this beauty with the Words 2 Scrap By September Challenge ~ Annie

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  32. The soft colors you used are perfect for the season - and the Words2ScrapBy.blogspot.com September challenge!

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  33. Saw this on the Flickr board. It is very striking! I love the color mix!!

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