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:

Mrs A. said...

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.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Maria said...

Love those colorful leaves! Fab design, too!

joy said...

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

Nancy said...

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

Karren said...

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

Barb said...

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

Lisa Elton said...

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

Mona Pendleton said...

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!

scrappymo! said...

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.

Dawn T said...

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

Kristie Goulet said...

Very beautiful, Greta! The leaves are gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

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

Becca Cruger said...

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

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning colourwork! Another great card, Greta, Jo x

Colleen said...

Gorgeous fall colors, Greta!!

Cat Craig said...

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

Scrumplescrunch said...

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

walchowDesign said...

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!

cm said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Joni Andaya said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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!

Sybrina K said...

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!

Michelle said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Martha said...

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

Brenda in IN said...

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.

Jessi Fogan said...

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 :)

Bonnie said...

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

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Annie S. said...

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

BobbisTreasure said...

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

Katie said...

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