Sep 242012

This card was made for a couple of challenges this week.  The first is this week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to make a clean and simple project inspired by autumn.

The other challenge is the “Less Is More” Challenge Week #86 to combine and use 3 past challenges.  The weeks I chose were: #15-Embossing, #55-Punches and Dies and #84-One Layer Foliage.  The embossing was achieved by using my leaf die , which coordinates with these beautiful leaf images, to cut some cardboard leaves.  These leaves were then used to emboss the card base.  I used this technique on another card, but on that card I stamped the image first and then embossed.  This time I embossed the leaves first and then stamped the coordinating image.  Both methods seemed to work just fine.

The same die was used to cut the acorn.

The water color look of the images was made by inking up the stamps using different colored markers and then spritzing them with water before stamping.

The Stampin’ Up “Bells & Boughs” stamp set is the blog candy in connection with my Sketch Challenge for September!

If you haven’t seen my Sketch Challenge, check it out HERE.  There is still lots of time to play along!!

Thanks for “dropping” by today!  hehe

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU Wonderfall and Day of Gratitude

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream

Inks: SU Really Rust, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip

Accessories: SU Rustic Retreat Ribbon; Sizzix Big Shot Autumn Accents Die

15 Responses to “CFC71 – Fall Fun”

  1. Great fall card. Love both versions! One can never have enough leaves 🙂

  2. This is simply beautiful, what delicate autumnal shades.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  3. Susan I love this effect. Gorgeous with the embossed leaves and spritzed marker inked rubber! I’ve got to get this leaf stamp set. I have the die but keep forgetting to order the matching stamps. I better hurry or fall will be gone!

  4. Those leaves look amazing! I just love the way you put this card together, and it includes a fabulous sentiment too!

  5. Wonderful card. Love autumn time of year. Pat

  6. WOW! These are fabulous Susan! What an awesome idea … thanks for inspiration! Hope you’re having a wonderful week and thanks so much for the visit & kind words at my blog! HUGS from OHIO!

  7. Great card! I love that you used non traditional patterns on these leaves. Very nice, indeed!

  8. Fabulous Fall creation!

  9. Susan, your leaves and card are beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

  10. So pretty , love the designs on the leaves and the acorn is a great addition to them!

  11. This is absolutely stunning, Susan! Love, love, love the interest and dimension that the leaves have, and that sweet acorn is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays – we’re so glad you did!!

  12. What a lovely card!! LOVE how you embossed and then stamped on the embossed images…sweet and totally wonderful:)!! Thanks for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays and sharing your creativity:)!!

  13. Fantastic card, just superb!
    Great to see you

    thank you
    mandi LIM

  14. Really love your idea with the embossing! Beautiful fall card, Susan!

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