Sunday, October 26, 2008

Autumn Beauty



It is FINALLY starting to feel like fall here and I love it! Cool mornings, warm breezy afternoons.........ahhhhhhhh heaven............

This card is so perfect for today. All the touches of reds, greens, and yellows mingled with the dark brown tree trunks...... it truly is Autumn Beauty.

I started this card by making a polished stone background with alcohol inks and Copper Mixative onto glossy cardstock. For a more detailed explanation of a polished stone background, please check out the Technique Junkies newsletter (please consider subscribing if you not currently a member). I stamped the woodsy image with Timber Brown Stazon ink onto the glossy cardstock after I was sure the inks were dry.

To preserve the beauty of the rich fall colors, I opted for a very simple sentiment (from Sweet N Sassy Stamps). I just cut the sides into points with scissors and added the aged copper brads on each side.

Someone special will be getting this card in the mail soon. I wonder who it could be?? ;-)


Stamps: Autumn Blessings (sentiment - Sweet N Sassy Stamps), Walk in the Woods (Innovative Stamp Creations)
Inks: Timber Brown stazon, alcohol inks with Copper Mixative
CS: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, glossy white
Other: aged copper brads (Making Memories), sponge, 1/16" hole punch

9 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful card! Great job with the background. I love how you did the sentiment.

Juliana said...

Absolutely LOVELY!!!
Great use of this image and Fantastic COLORS!!

Crystal B said...

I am speechless, all I can say is WOW this is absolutely stunning!!!

stampqueen said...

Very Beautiful!!! I will have to try this one with my Thomas Kinkades...
Tera

msfreida said...

WOW! You can almost hear the rustling of the leaves! This is so gorgeous. The colors are perfect! TFS!

Ceal said...

Holly, This is absolutely Beautiful! I would love to get this in the mail, someone will truely be blessed when they open their mail!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, little girl...this is FABULOUS!!! Your polished stone looks soooo gorgeous with that beautiful image....very elegant, indead!!! I know who is getting this beauty and she will be thrilled...me thinks me needs one, too!!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is beautiful!

Daria said...

Thank you for explaining how you made this beauty! It sounds so easy, and it looks so beautiful. I've shied away from images like this one because I didn't think I could color them well. This is a fabulous way to use them.