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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Fallen Leaf

Hi all.  One of our good friends has a birthday and as Autumn is truly here now I decided to do a card with that topic in mind.  I used a template for the leaf and one of the stencils I have from The Range with this great all over leaf pattern.


I started with the leaf.  I found a freebie outline leaf on line and sized it to fit nicely on my 7" square white base card.  I printed it on to a piece of copy paper and cut it out and then added the inks through it on to a piece of white card.   I used the following colours of Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Mustard Seed.  I used some blending foam to apply it and started with a  light layer of the yellow and then the green over the top I then put some orange and red but keeping the centre green, followed by the brown and black around the edges and added several dark patches to other areas, and also on the stem.  I then fussy cut the leaf and added a bit more of the darker colours to blend in the white cut edges, and also some Pebeo copper gilding wax.  I also added a few white veins to the leaf with a sand eraser which was gifted to me by a lovely crafty friend.  It is very new and has a nice thin edge to it, so I ran it up and down the leaf to erase a little of the ink, and it worked beautifully.

Then on to the background made using a 6" square piece of white card.  Using the leaf stencil I ran it through my embossing machine to dry emboss, which it did reasonably well considering the stencil is very thin.  I then added a bit of the Mustard Seed ink on to it but decided it needed something more interesting, so added some of the copper gilding wax to highlight the pattern of the leaves and a bit more around the edges too, and then buffed it to make it shine and to remove any of the excess.

I adhered this background to the card and then added the leaf using some Pinflair Glue Gel to give it a but more dimension, and then added the die cut sentiment using a piece of card which I had liberally covered with the gilding wax, buffed and backed with Stick It adhesive.

Thank you for looking at my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.






I am entering the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Week 436 Trees and Leaves.
Country View October Challenge - Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues.
Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes Birthday. (I have not used the optional twist)
Uniko Challenge - No. 43 Autumn/Fall. (no twist)



33 comments:

  1. Beautiful, and just like the leaves we see here soon. Enjoyed reading the journey of this card, and you've done the maple leaf colors so amazingly. I really like the copper gilding on the raised embossed pattern of the background too. Highlights the leaf so nicely. TFS & Hugs

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  2. Wow!!! The maple leaf looks so real!!! Love how you did the white veins! Great idea! The dry embossed background with the touch of copper is gorgeous too!

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  3. That leaf is just gorgeous, Pat! Such natural colours!
    A wonderful Autumn Birthday card!
    Hugs,
    Liv (Swissie)

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  4. Oh my goodness Pat I absolutely love your wonderful Autumnal card, the design and colours are glorious, your friend will love it I'm sure, Kate x

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  5. This is just so beautiful Pat! And that stunning leaf looks so realistic! Well done on a wonderful design and thanks as always for a wonderful explanation! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. Wow, I really like that gorgeous birthday card!!! Very nice image selection and the Autumnal colors are amazing:)
    Henry

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  7. Lovely card Pat, your leaf is really beautiful.
    Jean x

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  8. This is so warm and lovely. Your leaf is amazing! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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  9. It's hard to believe that you really made that leaf, Pat! It looks like one from our yard!! I'm so impressed and love this card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Your background is fabulous...love the dry embossing through the stencil and the wax is gorgeous. Stunning leaf, so creative and so very beautiful x

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  11. Still on holiday catch up Pat, but couldn't miss your super creation, the colours of the leaf are fabulous and so perfect for this weeks Allsorts theme, many thanks for joining in.

    B x


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  12. Lovely autumn card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  13. It looks even better in real life! X X

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  14. Gorgeous autumn leaf, Pat. Love the mix of colours ... and it really pops off your neutral background. xx

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  15. Wow, Pat, I thought that was a real leaf! Beautiful background too. Thank you for visiting my blog xx

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  16. Beautiful card, perfect for this weeks challenge.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Trees & Leaves' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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  17. Gorgeous Autumn card, Pat, the leaf look so realistic. I love the super embossed background too. Congratulations on your win in the Allsorts Challenge. xx

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  18. So pretty, the colours on that leaf are just awesome. Thanks for playing at Uniko.

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  19. What a lovely project! Thank you for entering in our challenge at Allsorts this week.

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  20. Beautiful autumn card, Pat. I love the leaf and the background is amazing! Kisses, my friend.

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  21. This is really lovely Pat and perfect for our mixed media with autumnal hues challenge over at Country View. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun xx

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  22. Beautiful Autumn card.
    luv
    Debby

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  23. Well I'm totally in awe here Pat as I thought that it was a real leaf. You have the colours to perfection. A really lovely card. hugs Mrs A.

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  24. Lovely autumnal card ! Thanks for joining us this month over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie xx

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  25. Gorgeous leaf, Pat! It looks so real!

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  26. What a fabulous card - that leaf looks so real!! Love the embossed background. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month. Deborah, DT.

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  27. Stunning card Pat. Love it.
    Hugs Flo x

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  28. Wonderful textures and colours. FA. A lovely serene card x

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  29. Beautiful card, Pat! I see you share my passion for pigment powders! - Sweet Kobylkin

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  30. Gorgeous leaf and card, fantastic work! xx

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  31. Oh my! Your maple leaf is gorgeous and makes my Canadian heart mega-watt smile! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Uniko Autumn/Fall/Halloween Challenge gallery!
    ~carol

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  32. Beautiful Autumnal card and mix of techniques. Thanks so much for sharing, inspiring and joining in on the fun at Uniko. Hugs Bev x

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  33. Having a wee catch up on your blog and had to stop by to say how real this leaf looks. Love this beautiful card!

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