Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fall is in the Air!

70s & cloudy--what a relief!  We still need rain, but for now I'm enjoying the lovely weather.  I do love Fall--usually we have lots of sunny days, but not so hot & football is back! The IO challenge fits right in since the theme is Fall Colors.  One of my favorite images is leaves, so I have quite a few stamps & dies including this gorgeous IO Collage Leaf 5.  My simple card uses one of my all-time favorite techniques--emboss resist.  The leaf is clear embossed 3 times & then I sponged on Distress Inks scattered straw, spiced marmalade & fired brick.  Aren't they gorgeous together?!  I used my NBUS IO die (Greetings Top Edgers) mounted above a piece of gold ribbon. Finished off with some Dew Drops I recently won at Pixies Snippets Playground--thank you, thank you, Di!  I did use one snippet, so will enter at the Playground just for fun.  Since this leaf stamp has a pattern design, I think this qualifies at CAS-ual Chic.  I've missed challenges at The Kraft Journal, so I'm happy to enter my card that has embossing, ribbon & die cut. May have to make another one of these as I'm enjoying it at my work space & I hate to put it in an envelope--LOL! 
Quite a treat yesterday evening as a pair of Black Headed Grosbeaks stopped by my feeder--so beautiful. Enjoy your day & thanks so much for stopping by my blog.
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28 comments:

Maria said...

Beautiful fall card! Love the pretty leaves! Glad you are having cooler weather now. It was cool this morning, but it's now in low 80's. Have a great week!:-)

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Greta! I love the embossed leaves and the colors sponged around them! And the embossing adds so much! I'm going to have to CASE this card!

Kim Heggins said...

OH my Greta...this is just beautiful and I love that fall cards are starting to pop up around blog land. Your leaves are simply stunning!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Greta, absolutely beautiful!! I love fall too. I'm not ready for it (and what follows!), but I do love it!!

Becca Cruger said...

*Insert long, low whistle here* This is STUNNING, Greta! Fall is one of my favorite stamping inspirations, too, but your card blew everything out of the water. I totally pinned this so I can ogle its beauty again later. That textural background, the gorgeous sponging - this is INCREDIBLE!!

Stephanie said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card!! I too love fall and am looking forward to the beautiful foliage and cooler temps. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal. ~Stephanie - Guest DT

Rosemary said...

what a gorgeous card, greta... the emboss/resist background is just stunning!!

Cindy C. said...

Greta this Fall card is super gorgeous!! Great warm colours, love the heat emboss and dry emboss together!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is just stunning!

Karren said...

Oh this is just gorgeous, Greta! Love the texture and the colors are superb!

Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning card Greta! The fall foliage looks amazing! Love the fancy background! Hard to imagine cool temps, still in the 100's here!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!! The colours are blended so well ... Beautiful card Greta!

Dawn Turley said...

what a beautiful card. Can you imagine it's heading to fall your way... here it's only two weeks till the start of Spring. but we are having the coldest winter weather yet this week.

Di said...

What a stunning card Greta - sums up Fall perfectly! It's my favourite season of the year :) Love the resist technique and so good to see you using those luscious dew drops!

Hugs

Di xx

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Greta. What beautiful colours you've used. Barbxx

Brenda in IN said...

I love fall and fall cards and this is fantastic. I love the colors you used for this. I'm so happy to see dew drops coming back. If there is any color you need, let me know and I'll send you some. I'm wondering how you got versa mark on the leaf points. Maybe a versa mark pen?

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Vicki G said...

YOur card is absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS! I love this leaf stamp and I also love the mix of colours that you used on this beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along with us at IO Stamps Fall colours challenge!

Cat Craig said...

Ohhh such wonderfully rich fall colors. Nice combination I will have to remember it. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow, gorgeous Fall design, love it very much ! I also love Fall, my favorite season :) I even like winter but it's too long here. Take good care, Shirleyxx

Miriam Prantner said...

Fantastic techniques! Love the combination of hot and dry embossing!

Stella said...

Greta the colors made me think of what we call "Indian summer". These magnificent shades of orange, gold, yellow and red are amazing. And you captured many of them is this stunning card!

Martha said...

Hi, Greta! What an absolutely lovely card.
I love the fabulous colors, texture, and design.

Purvi Gadewar said...

Stunning card! Love the texture and emboss-resist!

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Outstanding card!!!!

Thank you for taking part of the CAS-ual Chic monthly challange!
Stay Happy, Stay Creative!
Zoey ( www.scrapsaurus.blogspot.com )

Stephanie Eaken said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the colors & texture!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-UAL Chic!!

cm said...

This work of art needs a frame, Greta! From the rich fall colours to the lovely leaves, this is autumn awesome! WOW!
Hugs~c

maria f. said...

What a beauty! Hope you're enjoying an autumn as lovely as this card.