Monday, 12 October 2020

Autumn Splendor


Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends.
I am feeling blessed to have my immediate family with me and so glad that all my extended family and friends are doing ok during this time of the pandemic.

To celebrate this beautiful time of the Fall leaves changing and nature evolving, I wanted to create a card.
So here's what I did to create my card.

  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I did some more bubble painting for my background.  I simply filled up an old coffee mug with water, then some Dawn dish soap.  Mixed that well and added some drops of Peeled Paint Distress re-inkers to give the colour.  (To see another bubble background I did go here)   
  • While the bubbles dried, I looked through my sentiments to find one that worked.  This is an older one for a company called Serendipity that I believe is now out of business.  I love the font and it is the perfect sentiment representing the changing seasons. I placed the stamp into my Misti and stamped it with some Versafine Clair Noir.  I clear heat embossed it to make it pop against the bkg.
  • Next, I got out my Leaf 1 and Leaf 2 stencils from A Colorful Life Designs and decided what leaves I would use around the sentiment. 
  • I positioned the leaves and used my Distress inks to stencil them randomly around the sentiment.  I used Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and some Aged Mahogany Distress inks for my leaves.
  • I splattered using my black Posca pen and then mounted the panel onto a piece of black cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Here are the stencils I used.
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I'm so grateful for all your visits and most encouraging comments.

Stamp- Live Each Season (Serendipity)
Inks- Distress; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Leaf Set 1 and Leaf Set 2 (A Colorful Life Designs); Dawn Dish Soap; 
straw; sponge dabber; Posca pen; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); clear eb powder; heat tool


Ellibelle said...

So pretty and colorful!

Pat said...

These differently coloured stencilled leaves are so pretty Karen and your bubble ink background looks great and finished with the beautiful sentiment in the centre. The Serendipity stamps are still available as the catalogue was taken over by Impression Obsession, and this particular quote stamp is still there, as out of curiosity I had a look. x

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous fall colours Karen and love those stencils :)

Lori m said...

Gorgeous fall leaves, beautiful card and your sentiment is awesome, hugs, Lori m

nancy littrell said...

Love your bubbles background for your beautiful stenciled Fall leaves design, Karen. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and a wonderful Thanksgiving card.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful colours and leaves, a brilliant Autumnal card Karen, Kate x x

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful combination of the leaf stencilling and the prettiest of background Karen x. A fabulous Autumnal card x.

Susan said...

Beautiful autumn leaves and colours, and a great sentiment!

Ida said...

Really nice card. Love the bright colors of your leaves and what a great sentiment stamp.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your bubble background that seems to accentuate the autumnal cxolours in the leaves - a fabulous card Karen
Stay safe

aussie aNNie said...

Spectacular colours the best to use this time of year, well your Autumn. xx

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful job with those stenciled leaves, Karen! Gorgeous colors that look so pretty on the bubble background! Jack and I did bubbles over the weekend. It was a big hit with him! Not so much the backgrounds as the bubbles!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Always Beautiful cards Karen and this is stunning, I love the leaves, background and the wonderful sentiment. I'm here with both my hat's on today so I will say - Thank you so much for joining us in our Quote challenge at The Male Room this week.I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Freubelmina said...

What a very beautiful card Karen.
I love the beautiful leaves in great colors.
Thank you for your sweet message on my blog.
Kind regards, Wilma xx

Goga said...

Fantastis colours. Love jour Autmn lives card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room Goga

Andreja said...

What a beautiful "autumn" card you made :-))
Thanks for playing with us at The Male Room

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love the colours.

Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

Helen x