Thursday, October 30, 2014

Leaves Aglow for You

Hello!  For those of you who have followed my blog for some time, do you remember THIS card from 2013? I had made a few originals in 2009, and did a dressed-up version last year.

Well, this is another re-do/update for today's post.  I think this one's my favorite so far.


What the pictures don't show you is how the leaves on the large panel are clear-embossed, and all the 'glowing light' between them was sponged on after the leaves were in place.

For the update, I added some sparkly gold glitter tape from Inspired By Stamping, as well as some newly-stamped leaves from the original Autumn Fest set / Stampin' Up!  The sentiment is from IBS, as well.


Raise your hand if you sometimes save cards you've made, just 'cause you like how they turned out. (Raising hand here.)  Yep, that's what happened with this autumn card.  Saved it for 5 years.  Ahem. Proud to say today's card DID finally go to someone else, so that she can share it with another person.

Thank you SO, so, SO much for joining me today!



Stamps: sentiment - All Year Wishes 1 - Inspired By Stamping; leaves - Autumn Fest - Stampin' Up! Paper: More Mustard - SU; white - PTI Ink: so many! all Stampin' Up!; Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: vintage thread Accessories & Tools: gold glitter tape - Inspired By Stamping

9 comments:

Shani Thomas said...

Such a pretty card and so perfectly beautiful for fall!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee those leaves!!!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Fall leaves, love the glitter! I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Lisa said...

Yep I think we all save cards and I can see why you hung onto this one! I like the way you've gradually added layers on with each redo. Pretty Colleen!

Stella said...

Colleen...I am speechless. This card is one of the best I've seen. It's subtle, you can see depth and your color palette is breathtaking. Love the addition ofthese leaves too. And it's always great to add a bit of glitter; fab tape!
XXXXXX

lisa808 said...

So pretty! Love the sponged effect. And, yes, my hand is raised too!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, that was a fun trip back through time! Each rendition is a little better until today's card is something I don't see how you could improve upon. Love it. I do have cards I've never sent out because I'm still waiting to improve upon them. Every now and then I pull one out and work on it. I also have cards from which I've removed just the image hoping to put something better on it someday. I also have some I've taken apart and simply salvaged the parts. That's the way it goes sometimes!

Benzi said...

A fabulous Fall creation, Colleen. I love that sparkly tape and the beautiful sponging.
Yes, I've been known to save a few cards over the years. :-)

nwilliams6 said...

Great card Colleen. The glowing look is wonderful - it isn't easy to achieve and you did a fab job. Love the extra leaves and glitter tape too. Hugz

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