Saturday, November 11, 2017

Autumn Leaves

Happy Veteran's Day!  I'm so grateful for all the men & women who have & are serving our country in the military.  
Once a year I pull out my very old Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink pad that works just like it did the day I bought it over 15 years ago!  Usually I brayer it onto glossy paper, but decided to try stamping the gorgeous Impression Obsession Collage Leaf 5 which I've had since 2013. 

It's such a solid stamp that it worked beautifully.  The vanilla cardstock was too much contrast to me & fortunately I remembered my Copper Shimmer Spritz in the back of a drawer. 
It's really gorgeous in person & totally changed the look of the card.  The IO Come Ye Thankful sentiment (also in my stash 4 years) had been stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia, so no problem with the spray.  A variety of sequins provide embellishment & the panel was attached to a kraft card.  I'm entering Impression Obsession Falling Leaves, Allsorts, Double D, Retro Rubber & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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29 comments:

  1. Hi Greta! This is a beauty! I am glad to hear that you have some of those old inks - I have a couple that I dig out every once in a while myself. The colors are gorgeous and the images themselves are lovely! The layout is one that I need to use again - gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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  2. this is so pretty, Greta - love those ombre colors on the leaves and the copper spritz is the perfect touch! after today i think mike riley will be heading back to oregon soon.

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  3. The perfect stamp to team with your sentiment and I love that variagated colour you've achieved with the stamping. Beautiful work. TFS

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  4. Always loved those inkpads but we just don't see them here in the UK anymore, love your stylish Autumnal leaves using it. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  5. Gorgeous card and fantastic use of the rainbow inkpad. I had a bunch of them and gave them away, probably should have hung on to them :) I hope you are doing well xx

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  6. ps... thanks for the photo editing info :) much appreciated x

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  7. This card is a beauty. It amazes me how long stamp pads last. I bought a set of pigment inks that look like little teardrops at least 18 years ago that are still bright and vibrant today. I also have those Kaleidacolor pads in different colors that I never think to use. I have a rainbow birthstone one and a pastel one that still have the plastic wrapper on them. That is shameful.

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  8. Stunning card and love the quote.
    Faith
    x

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  9. Greta I just perused the last several days on your blog and you have been a busy gal making awesome cards! Wow, this one is so pretty with all the autumn colors. Have a wonderful Sunday! Heart Hugs, Col

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  10. So pretty Greta with your beautiful Autumn leaves.

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  11. So lovely! I love that stamp!! The colors are perfect for Autumn and the sentiment is wonderful! Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and look forward to seeing you in our gallery agin.

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  12. Gorgeous autumnal card Greta. YOu made some fab choices there.

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  13. Oh, such a lovely fall card with the leaves, Greta! Love how you overlapped the leaf stamp in gorgeous colors! A wonderful sentiment, too!

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  14. That collage stamp is a beauty and I like the variegated ink you've used. The glossy spritz was inspired and really makes that card! Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

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  15. this is beyond gorgeous, greta!!! you totally rocked the IO challenge, my friend!!

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  16. Yes, Greta, you worked perfectly your beautiful leaves. Your card is amazing. Kisses, my friend.

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  17. It's so good to see the older stamps getting some love, and this card shows they can be as beautiful as ever. My two Kaleidacolor pads that I've had forever are still in perfect working order, too. Your spray looks fantastic. I'd never know it was vanilla card stock. I'm glad you shared this at Double D!

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  18. Great use of your stash Greta. Such a beautiful effect on those leaves and great idea to give the card a little spray of bling x Gorgeous x

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  19. Beautiful leaves! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling FALLish’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  20. Gorgeous stamp and really gorgeous colours, lovely design too.
    Thank you for joining our 'Colours of Autumn' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  21. Oh goodness, are those leaves ever pretty! This is a stunning card!!

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  22. These leaves look fabulous, especially in the different shades of fall color. I have only one Kaleidoscope pad, it might be the same one, come to think of it..., I really should use it more! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. I couldn't love this anymore its beautiful, the colours are just perfect xxx

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  24. Wow Greta! What a gorgeous card! Never heard of that ink pad! How cool!

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  25. This is really beautiful, I love that it feels like the leaves are falling over the top of your card. Thanks for playing along with us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  26. Thanks for joining my theme at Allsorts Tracy x

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  27. So pretty and you used all the Imagine/Tsukineko products I love! Lovely use of the images. Thank you for playing along with us a Retro Rubber and hope to see you in our gallery again soon.

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  28. Gorgeous fall leaves. This card is so lovely!

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