Thursday, September 8, 2011

Leaves of Gratitude {CCMC166}

Hiya friends!  Welcome to another week of the Create with Connie & Mary Thursday Challenge.  It's a sketch week at CCMC and we know how you love sketches!  I think you're really going to love this one:


Cute, right?  Easy-peasy and a great sketch for showing off some beautiful patterned paper as in the gorgeous new Spice Cake designer paper featured in today's card:

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Oh, these colors are swoon-worthy!  Soft Suede, More Mustard and Pool Party that I've combined with the Day of Gratitude set.  Would you like to see some details?  I inked the large medallion from Day of Gratitude in Soft Suede ink and then dabbed on Champagne Mist shimmer paint for a sparkly effect:


The Pool Party & More Mustard leaves on the main panel were highlighted with Dazzling Details and the edges were embossed with gold stampin' emboss powder:

This is such as easy technique and really gives a cool effect!  Just drag the edges of cardstock on a Versamark pad, dip into embossing powder and heat set!  Makes a great gilded edge, don'tcha think?  And I can't let you go without a peek at the inside:


More designer paper to match--just scraps from the front--and a leaf that was rock-n-rolled in Pool Party and More Mustard.  Love this sentiment from an oldie but goodie: Falling Leaves

So, there  you have it!  I would love to hear what you think of today's card!  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team inspiration over at Create with Connie & Mary where it's also the Holiday Edition preview period.  We would love to have you join us this week and can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!  If you decide to play along, please link your project at Create with Connie & Mary by Wednesday, September 14th at 12 noon (EST).  Thanks for stopping by!
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supplies:
stamps: day of gratitude, falling leaves
ink: pool party, more mustard, soft suede
paper: soft suede, very vanilla, more mustard CS; spice cake DSP
xtras: soft suede 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon; linen thread; champagne mist shimmer paint; gold stampin' emboss powder; dazzling details; pool party ruffled ribbon

20 comments:

Rita said...

This card is great with the 64 degrees we are enjoying here this morning; I can actually feel a hint of fall. :) I love that dsp and all the fabulous elements you added to dress it up. The ribbon/thread, the medallion stamp on the background, and the hint of glitter all add up to make a beautiful card.

Pam~ said...

Stunning card, Nance! I love the colors you have used ... they look fabulous together! I love this stamp set and how you have you used it ... love the glitter!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Fall card Nance, I really like the colors and the "glitz" you've added to everything to make a CAS card sparkle!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous---what a cool technique! I should try this with my club girls!

Marisa said...

Love it!! Great color combo and since I love leaf images loving it all the more. Have a great day :)

DAWN Braun said...

lovely card Nance! The colors are just yummy together and I love your gold edges! Time for a Pumpkin Spice Latte! :)

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance very nice indeed! Love the Spice Cake 'anything'... one of the best favs ever. I absolutely love how you did the gilded edge... super cool. Pool party & mustard leaves just sparkle and the BG medallion is peeking out. Perfect! Hugs.

Deb said...

Gorgeous!! I just love all the sparkle!! And I love the way you did the ribbon!

Christina said...

Absolutely lovely! This is such a great color combo for fall. I especially love the unexpected addition of blue and the bit of shimmer. Beautifully done!

Debbie Henderson said...

Nice sparkle and glitz all over your card. Especially love the embossed edge of your stamped panel!

Jen said...

I love all that sparkly goodness! The embossing on the edges is a really neat idea. It really adds some oomph!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Nance! The embossed edges are gorgeous! What a beautiful fall card!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh, wonderful touch with the embossed edges...I'm sure it really makes it POP in real life! Love what you did with the sketch!

Margaret said...

Lovely! I never thought of embossing around the edges, but it's perfect for this fall card! Your sketch creation is just beautiful!

Bonnie said...

What great stamps and paper for this sketch! A lovely Thanksgiving card!

Lisa said...

Such a PRETTY fall card! I love it! Great working with you on CCMC!

Cindy Hall said...

I love this card! The details are perfect!

Carrie Gaskin said...

I love that Soft Suede medallion in the upper left and your little embossing details is gorgeous. Great job!

Julie Marshall said...

Nance, this is gorgeous! I had never thought to emboss the edges...what a great idea! I also love that you stamped behind the ribbon. So many times we have 'empty' space and can't figure out what to do with it. This is the perfect option! TFS.

Michelle said...

Thank you for this beautiful card! I like this sketch and what you did with it. I liked it so well I cased it. :) http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2453344?&cat=500&ppuser=77935