Friday, 30 December 2011

With love autumn leaves card

Second post of the day, for a card that I am really pleased with.

I bought all the leaf stamps recently after seeing some fab autumnal cards and wanting to have a go myself! I embossed leaves and the sentiment using various colours of Distress embossing powder onto various K & Co papers and then cut out. The background is a sort of mirri board - difficult to photograph but it is a tarnished silvery bronze sort of colour (not as bright as silver) and is embossed with a flowery pattern (bought like that rather than embossed at home).

As I was putting the card together to stick down, it didn't quite look 'finished'. The kraft background felt plain so I decided to stamp leaves on to the background, but was worried about it being overpowering. I decided to try a white ink pad which was part of a set and I have never used, and the result was great. It looks completely different depending on the light so changes as you move the card. I've tried to show what I mean in the next two pictures...


Isn't that cool?? I love that stamp too - there's something quite elegant about it.

I'm entering into the 4 Crafty Chicks - something new challenge. The new things... all 5 leaf stamps and 4 shades of Distress embossing powder :)

The distress embossing powder is great... but I do all my crafting on the floor and so I end up with sand in the carpet! Such a pain, I have been hoovering for hours today to get it all clean... just in time to get it all out again tonight! Fingers crossed 2012 is the year we move somewhere bigger and I can get a desk!!!


  1. Hi M

    This is gorgeous.

    I love the stamped kraft background very much!!

    Great finished look.

    I hope you have a good 2012 .. .. and that you get the desk you would like!

    Love Jules xx

  2. This is such a lovely card, love the embossing and the leaves look so elegant! Happy New Year and I wish you lots of beautiful crafting on your very own desk in 2012! ;)) Hugs, Joanna xx

  3. Oh I am loving all of the new on this card. Fabby layout and the embossing is yummy. Thank you so much for sharing your something new with us. Great inspiration.