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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Autumn Leaves Birthday

Hello everyone! Autumn is just a few days away and I'm waiting for the leaves to start turning colors. I love the beautiful palette nature creates for this season. I feel it is the most beautiful season of the year. And I love making autumn cards. This one was made for a friend's upcoming birthday. I was inspired by GKD Designer Theresa Momber's Wonderful Family fall card.

My base card was made using GKD ivory card stock. I layered it with GKD brown and then added another layer of honey mustard. Using a gold Gelly Roll pen and a die from Spellbinders Matting Basic A, I outlined the die both on the outside and inside. I put this aside to work on my focal panel.

Using ivory card stock and a stamp from GKD Always Autumn stamp set, I stamped my sentiment in Memento Espresso Truffle. Next, this panel was cut with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four and, before removing it from the die, it was sponged around the edges using GKD Sweet Corn and Memento Rich Cocoa inks. Using the same stamp set, the leaves were stamped on different colored card stock, embossed with copper EP and then each was cut out. 

Finally the focal panel was adhered to the prepared base card using dimensionals. The leaves were positioned around the panel and also adhered with dimensionals. This completed my project.

Thanks for visiting! Hope you come back often to see what I've been creating. 
Make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenges:
Dies R Us  -  Challenge #10 - Fall Festival
613 Avenue Create  - Challenge #89 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge  -  Challenge #111 - Celebrations
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #36 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge Sep 16-22  -  Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #150 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #51 - Anything Goes/Fall Colors
Sister Act  - Challenge #74 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time  -  Challenge #219 - Anything Goes / With a Die
Love to Create  -  Challenge #133 - Add Some Lines


Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 53 (although I'm not sure I see any shades of blue) - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Olga! I too was inspired by Theresa's 'wonderful family' creation. What a great idea to outline the die!
You've done a BEAUTIFUL job of casing her creation! Love that sentiment die panel and your leaves are so real looking! Awesome job!
Thanks so much for playing in our ‘FALL FESTIVAL’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful card Olga, love that die and the leaves are great!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Anita Byrne said...

Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

Sherri said...

This is a truly beautiful card! I LOVE the effect your leaves have against the simple background. It makes such a stunning card! Thanks for joining in our "Fall Festival" challenge at Dies R Us!

Mimi said...

Thank you so much Olga for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT with your fabulous creation, just love your used of dies to make this Fall card :) :) :) hugs Jane (OSAAT DT) xxxxxxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous and your leaves are perfect! I love your card.

Alicia Borowski said...

Great autumn card. You've created such warth with its simplicity. Thanks for joining us for our Fall Festival challenge #10.
Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Susan Sieracki said...

This card is beautiful Olga.

Janet McLaughlin said...

I love how you use those die cuts! What a beautiful Fall birthday card!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty shades of colors! Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge~

Michelle said...

Beautiful, I just love the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create.

Diane said...

Beautiful leaves, beautiful design, beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at "Dies R Us" for our "Fall Festival" challenge!!
Diane DRU DT

Eileen Dobson said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Moments.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, sweet Olga! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous Autumn card with us. It's warm and filled with the joy of the Fall season. Thanks for sharing.
Word Art Wednesday

verybellemakes said...

These leaves are beautiful - love the idea of embossing them with gold! Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Ruza Rebel said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining our "Add some Lines" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Jo Ann said...

Oh wow, this is great! The leaves are phenomenal! We truly blessed that you joined our Challenge last week and hope you'll join us again here at Word Art Wednesday...I want to leave you with God's Word in Psalm 40:4, "Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods." Hugs and blessings always!


Robin said...

Love your colors! Thanks for participating in Dies R Us "Fall Festival" challenge!