Thursday, 29 September 2011

Autumn Has Arrived!

Hi there blog friends!  How is this for bringing in the feel of autumn?  I just love the colours of autumn and this card is no exception.  It is so warm and rich with its rust and golds, it just makes me feel like I need to be sipping hot chocolate and wearing mittens! The background of this card was made using the new A4 autumn leaves mask, but with a twist.  I used the mask to emboss the paper, but I used a decorative piece of paper to begin with.  Then I used the Vintage Photo Distress ink direct to the paper in a soft circular motion  to bring out the leaves.  You get a really nice mix with the decorative paper showing through in spots, a sort of Jacob's Coat technique.  This is also a great way to use those papers you end up with in mixed paper packs that you aren't always crazy about.  Often times there is just enough of the pattern showing to give your piece interest without overtaking the whole piece.  I used the edgeability as a border, but made two slits on either side of my teardrop circle nestibility to slide it through.  I added a few shades of the vintage ribbon to make a bow and topped it off with some Bakers Twine and a black button.  The finishing touch for this card was the addition of the new PVA Dimensional glue dots in Bronze.  Aren't they just scrumptous!  If you like these, I will let you in on a little secret.  I have just added these to the next set of shows in October along with the new gold and silver PVA Glues.  All brand new and a gorgeous way to finish off your cards.  What do you think, does it pass inspectiom?  All for now, Sue x

48 comments:

Uta said...

Wow, your autumn card is so beautiful. I like the colours and the tree is so amazing.

Hugs, Uta

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colours and your tree x

marg said...

Good Morning ! Just logged on whilst my toast is in the toaster...The tree is so Halloween and the colours are rich..I love the Autumn not the heat we have at the moment.
I really look forward to the new Adhesive Pearls
Love Marg

Kath said...

Stunning.

Аня said...

Very beautiful

Susanne said...

Lovely card and colours!!!
Hugs Susanne

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
It's stunning cards like this that make me realise that I have no imagination when designing mine.
Take care.
Love and Light.
Suz x

Jo said...

Wow Sue, this is gorgeous. Who wouldn't be over the moon to receive this card. Jo x

Fuchsia said...

Now they are my colors!
yummy!

really gorgeous card x

Eemeli said...

Great card and I love those strong colors! Autumn has definitely arrived, also here in Finland. I just don't like all this raining :(
Hugs, Eemeli

Lorraine said...

oh i love this card the colours are fab and i love this tree its so fun xx

Maryann said...

Wonderful card and such gorggeous colors. I just soo love it.

LellyJelly said...

Want those glue dots, nice autumn shades.x

Julia Watts said...

I love the tree stamp - so different. Love the colours on this card. Will definately be trying to reproduce this technique. Love, Julia xx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Just love the colours of this card-very inspirational. Need the glue dots!

Eileen x

Rita said...

Wowee Sue, what a super card. I love both the image and the colours. Hugs Rita xxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Lovely rich colours , love theatre! Trace x

Christine said...

Beautiful card Sue, fabulous colours, so rich. Glue dots will be a must have.
Hugs
Christine xx

Sandra Fiddy said...

A stunning card Sue. I love the colours. so warm and rich. The A4 masks are a must have. I hope I'll be able to get them soon

Sandra xx

Sarpreet said...

hi Sue, stunning card, love the new pva glue in bronze, look forward to the shows. I had a question when they dry - do they dry hard or tacky?

Von said...

The new stamps are just fabulous and will lend themself to many different technique I need to get my hands on them ASAP ;)
Von x

KimberleyG said...

Love the colours, especially the ribbons. That tree looks quite interesting.

SueH said...

Hi Sue, What a fab card. I’m, loving the colours but if I’m honest, I don’t want to think about autumn just yes, especially with the lovely sunshine we’re having this week.
Actually I just wanted to pop in and say a big thank you to all at Particrafts for the wonderful prize that was lucky enough to win on Sunday at Alexandra Palace.
The box arrived this morning and I’m still in shock at just how much was in there, it’s going to keep me quite for months……well may be not. Lol!
Needless to say, with all those new stamps and Cosmic Shimmers, I can’t wait to get playing.

Thanks again for the wonderful prize.
Sue H
Sue’s Krafty Kards

Christine B. said...

Fantastic card, love the colours you have used and the wonderful tree. Hugs x ChrisB

gill said...

Great stamp,please stop bringing such great new items out. Still paying for last POTW, GC and edges plus new masks,ribbon and zipper roses. I must resist new items. After watching your DVD I am now addicted to finishing my card edges, you are right it does make a big difference.

Gill X

Crafty mop said...

This card is great i must find me a place where i can purchase these A4 masks ... I love the colours that you have used here. My favorite season is Autumn, not this mad heat wave at the moment.

debbie said...

Lovely card, I have your DVD very good. from Debbie

Hellma said...

Another stunning card.

Fiona said...

I seem to have quite a lot of paper I don't really like but can't bring myself to throw out - masks here they come!

PaulineC said...

It does a lot more than just pass inspection. It is absolutely gorgeous. I have the stamp but now I want all the other new things to go with it!

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Autumn is definitely here with this card, it is absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait for the new colours of glues in October.
Sue

Wellington said...

Stunning card Sue - love that embossing plate, but I don't have a GC (no storage space or pennies to buy it either *sigh*)

Liz said...

Fantastic card and fantastic about the PVA glues in the shows next month...

PaulaB said...

Hi Sue, Love the colours and tree stamp. I bought the A4 mask at Ally Pally so I've just got to try out the technique you kindly shared with us.

PaulaB

Bee and Dee said...

Really interesting card love the colours, shame we don't do much about the Fall here in the UK. Bee x

Jenny, said...

Oh wow, that card is ACE!

Lesley S said...

Great card, great colours, NEED the bronze glue. Thanks Sue.

Carol S. said...

Love your cards using the leaf mask. I bought it at ally Pally. I love the Autumn colours. Hugs Carol S.x

Rufus said...

lovely! Like that bronze glue, and those nice warm rich colors!!
R/

Jan said...

love the card and really need the new dimensional glue (ALL COLOURS) You say you are on tv in October but when? Dont want to miss you but am away for two weeks on hols

Carole said...

love the card Sue...I have the autumn leaves mask, but not had enough time to play with it so far...this card has inspired me! xx

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fabulous fall card.

Kazbomps said...

I love the autumn colours in this card and the A4 masks are a great idea. Karen x

Joanne K said...

I also love the colours in this card and have been fortunate enough to get the bronze glue. Can't wait to use it as the colour is gorgeous x

Clai01 said...

This just has to be my favourite card. I love Autumn, I think i must have missed the A4 masks, especially the beautiful leaf one.
I want all the new creative expressions products, esp the tree stamp, looks great !

Vee said...

Spectacular Sue!!! You really outdid yourself on this one.

Barbara Phillips said...

Loved the tree so much I had to get it. Also got the new PVA glue and will practice my dots now. This card is just so atmospheric I love it.

Mimi said...

Sue, This is just a gorgeous card! I love everything about it! The colors are so beautiful and the shading is so awesome! Terrific!!! Mimi