Wednesday 25 January 2017

Autumn Hues

Hi Bloggers.

This was a demo card in a different colourway than my original card so I thought I would give it a day on the the blog -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine with the the Creative Expressions Eternal Ivy Embossing Folder. I matted onto Black Card and then onto a Coconut White Card blank. I edged with Phill Martin's CS Chic Pumpkin Twinkles and put aside to dry.

I misted a piece of Watercolour Card with water and added CS Pixie Powders in Straw Yellow, Burnt Orange and Aubergine Dream and put aside to dry.

I cut dies #3 and #4 together from Sue Wilson's Swirly Vine Background out of Black Card. Once my PP background was dry, I cut die #4 from it and added it to the black decorative die cut.

For the central leaf, I added CS to a piece of Heat Emboss Acetate. I added the same 3 Pixie Powders. I misted with a little water. I scrunched up a piece of White Tissue Paper, opened it and added it to the background. I tapped it down using a piece of Kitchen Roll and put aside to dry. Once completely dry, I cut the largest solid leaf from Sue's Autumn Leaf Trio Die Set. I cut the corresponding open leaf die from the same set out of Coconut White Card.

I finished my card by adding a Small Black Circle Dazzler to each corner of my embossed background.

You can see the original card in its original colourway here.

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  1. Morning Julia, lovely card today, simple and elegant.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. A beautiful card I like the colours xx

  3. Hi Julia
    Beautiful colours you have used for this lovely card.
    Jan x

  4. Great colours and great card.
    Annette x

  5. Wow-live the colours on this card, so striking.


  6. Good morning Julia

    A gorgeous bright card. I love the vibrant leaf and that particular die set

    June x

  7. Good morning Julia this is a stunning card I love it. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. Gorgeous card Julia, love the colours.
    Marion S x

  9. Good morning Julia and crafters all,
    Beautiful card and such rich colours to brighten a dull frosty morning.
    Once this week is over I will be practicing with Pixie Powders.
    Love and crafty hugs to all
    Tina T xxxx

  10. Hi Julia
    A beautiful card. I have the dies and must try something similar.
    B xx

  11. Morning Julia,
    A lovely card.

  12. Striking card julia x the colours are fantastic x
    Theresa w x

  13. Love the colours, Julia, and the layout. Beautiful card.

  14. Beautiful card, love the colours

  15. Hi Julia. Thought these colours would win hands down but went back to see your original and now I'm not so sure. Love them both.
    SueL x

  16. Morning Julia, this is a beautiful card.
    Nancyd xx

  17. Love the pixie powder colour combination, Julia. Great card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. Good Morning Julia, thats one gorgeous Autumn card love the strong colours of the pp. hugs Shirleyxxx

  19. Lovely card. Gorgeous colours.


  20. Good morning Julia Wiw what a gorgeous card I love r he rich colours it's fabulous!

  21. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card.
    Take care Kitty.

  22. Great card - simple - suitable for a fellow. It looked great on TV.

  23. morning Julia Gorgeous card and love the colours on both
    must try this .

  24. hi Julia
    Another Show stopper ,beautiful colours.
    Elaine H x

  25. Hello Julia,
    A really lovely card! I don't have the leaf Die set but I do like them a lot! Hmmm!!
    Thank you! Love your colours.
    Love Myra xx

  26. Love the pixie powder background. Overall a gorgeous design.


  27. Hi Julia, love this card, beautiful bright colours on a cold grey day. Take care. Bx

  28. A stunning card again today Julia, went back to see the original, I prefer this one, more autumn to me...again I love your technique used here, have now tried it a few times, not sure it is as perfect as yours looks....thanks Julia...luv Ursula xx

  29. Beautiful The little touch of white on the focal point really makes it pop

  30. Lovely card Julia. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  31. Lovely bright card Julia on such a foggy day x

  32. Hello Julia.

    Beautiful Card. I love the dies, techniques and colours of this Card, it is really lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes


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