Sunday, 6 November 2011

Autumn Is In The Air!

Good morning everyone!  How about an autumnal card for today's post.  This card uses the Falling Leaves stamp set.  I have stamped the leaves randomly over a piece of white card using a clear perfect medium pad.  I embossed the leaves with clear powder.  I wanted to show the faux batik technique with this piece so  to do that I folded the card randomly all over so that fold lines were going every which way across my background.  It is difficult to see in my photo, but you end up with these nice lines running through your background which give the illusion of batik cracks.  Once you are happy with all your fold lines, you need to lightly spritz your card with water.  Using a brayer, I inked it up with the Spice Big 'n Juicy pad.  You do not want stripes on your background so you need to roll your brayer across the card from different angles to avoid this.  If you have a stubborn spot that you can't get the ink to go into, then spritz the card again lightly and reapply the ink.  I cut an aperture in the card with Spellbinders Labels 23.  I then cut another piece of rust card with  a smaller die from another label set (the name escapes me, I'm sorry).  I stamped my sentiment on a piece of white card so that it was centered in the opening.  I made a couple of flowers from the rust card and added some leaves as an accent.  I finished the card by paper piercing around the edge to frame it and adding some pearly swirly embellishments.  I am just loving the changing of the leaves right now so that was my inspiration for this one.  Hope you like it!  All for now, Sue x

37 comments:

Julia Watts said...

Love autumn cards. The batik background is really cool. See you soon. Love, Julia xxx

CraftyLoops said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous autumnal card. Ive never heard of the faux batik technique before, so thank you for sharing that. I will definitely be giving that a go. Enjoy your Sunday. Lee x

Sandra F said...

I love the card.

Anonymous said...

I love the colours used in this card I watched you do the faux batik technique on C&C but forgot how you did it. So thanks for explaining how to do it Sue I will be trying this later.
Heather x

Von said...

Just love this card :) the leaves are wonderful !
Von x

Clai01 said...

Really fitting card for the weather here today, very cold and still, the leaves are very brown now round and about. Autumn is a very pretty season, so thanks for capturing a bit of it in this card, gorgeous !

Rita said...

Stunning card Sue. Colours are beautiful. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Fiona said...

Absolutely love the background.Will certainly try that.

sandra(misty) said...

Love the card love they leaf stamp just wish I could be as artistic as you

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Will be giving this a try today. Thanks for the inspiration again!!!!
Sue

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue a beautiful card, love that batik background. Have used it a few times and always looks good. Hugs x ChrisB

Kate's Cards said...

Beautiful card Sue. I am Xmas card making today and will give the batik a go!

Uta said...

Wow, a wonderful card. I love the stamped background.

Hugs, Uta

Maryann said...

Awesome card here Sue, I love the background and the small roses just looks stunning on it too. great technique with the background, will definitely give that a try too soon, as it looks pretty awesome. Thanks so much for all the great ideas, you always share inhere.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Loveley colours on this card and the background is very effective.

Eileen x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is fantastic.

Jenny L said...

I also love the change of colour of the leaves. I think they look superb, as your card also does.
I'm not a happy bunny at the mo as my grand calibur has just broken. I don't know how to create with out it. Luckily it's still under gurantee. Lots of love Jenny L

PaulineC said...

This is one of the stamps which I really love. What a super idea to create the look of batik, I must give that one a try.

Ardilla said...

Lovely card... the background you made is awesome and the roses are cute!

dutchess said...

Thank you Sue for a real inspirational card you made me get my stamps out and have a go......wonderful using the leaves for the background thank you take care Margaret

LellyJelly said...

Love the background - hope the Dabble Day went well, wish I could have attended.x

Crafty mop said...

Fab love it mandyx

Lindyloo said...

They say art speaks to each of us if we just look. A quick glance & your 'art' seemed too contrasting. So, I opened the image in a new tab, looked closely and wow; I was out walking in a crisp frosty air staring adoringly at the firey warmth of the trees around me.
I would never have thought to have made the leaves white and background spice, but its poetry. Sue you have a wonderful skill and it certainly is not just for 'spellbinders'.

Carole said...

Beautiful...I love the autumnal colours and the roses are gorgeous! Carole x

lilygee said...

Autumn is my favourite time - love the colours and the sentiment is beautiful - a very lovely card
lilygeexx

Anonymous said...

loved this card

you showed me this technique at Ally Pally - still got the card

Vie Carter
xx

Anonymous said...

another stunning card sue - i love it

hugs amanda x

marg said...

I love Autumn and Spring the colours are lovely then ..I love the roses too Sue !
Love Marg

Sue said...

Wonderful card. I have this set of stamps so if you don't mind I'll give it a go.

Sue

Maggie said...

Beautiful card, I love how you have off set the sentiment in a frame and added the roses.

Janet said...

watched you do the batik background on you dvd and keep telling myself to try it - now I will - it looks lovely

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Sue
Sandra x

Seph said...

I love your autumn card,it's beautiful and really catches the beauty of the season Sue

miislucky said...

I love the backround on this card! Very pretty and really well done! Mimi

Tracy said...

I love this technique, really stunning.

Evik said...

beautiful card!!! I like the flowers!

Rachelsmum said...

Falling leaves, just like my garden at the moment. Lovely autumnal colours and the roses are beautiful. xxsue