Friday, September 23, 2016

Glowing Leaves on Burlap

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This is a card that came together with only a vague idea of what I wanted to do, and it basically made itself - love that!!


I started with the decision to use an infrequently used feather die, which I decided to use as a leaf instead, and some burlap against the dark brown card.  Decided it was too bland, so added the embossing, and lightly rubbed over some Inka Gold gold rub.

 

After cutting the three feathers I then started sponging with some distress inks, then rubbing more Inka Gold rubs over top, sometimes adding more ink... all very random, until I liked what I saw!! 


The final detail was the sentiment, which is actually embossed in Rich Green (after unsuccessfully trying Gold) then cut with a S/B tag die and attached with gold brads.


The end product is a decidedly masculine card, which is what I wanted.

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(Inspired by the flowing leaves and mettalic cololurs in Carol Nelson's piece)

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25 comments:

  1. Hi Maxine, what a clever use of your feather die cuts. I have those and never thought of anything like that. The card is lovely, perfect for fall. Thanks for visiting my blog. You're always faithful to comment and I appreciate that. ~ Abby

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  2. Oh what a detailed and super textured make Maxine! Fabulous card!!!
    Thank you very much for joining us at Moo Mania & More!
    Happy to have you with us there!
    oxo Susi

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  3. A lovely card Maxine and as you say a useful one for those difficult men in our lives. I always like to see the Autumn colours coming back at this time of year. The feather die makes a very good leaf and the inka gold is a perfect finish for them. Kate xx

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the clever use of feather dies for leaves. I wouldn't have known if you hadn't mentioned.

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  5. Brilliant use of the feather die! It makes great leaves - and I really do like that background.
    Thank you for sharing this creation for our fall colours challenge over at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

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  6. Beautiful card for fall. I often share your experience of an idea and the crd almost making itself. Of course, none of mine are as beautiful as yours. Hugs.

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  7. Super card, Maxine. I love all the different textures and the rich colours. xx

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  8. Hi Maxine, fabulous autumn card, love how you have transformed the feather die to leaves and the wood effect looks super.Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage, good luck in the draw and look forward to you joining us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

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  9. Wow, this looks so good! Love the different textures and the real fall-colours! Super card! Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Beautiful autumn card, love the detail, thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage - good luck
    Lyn - DT

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  11. This is gorgeous, Maxine. I am loving the gold woodgrain, the burlap and those cool feathers. The end results are totally cool! Really very unique and masculine. Thanks for the inspiration and also for the you kind words about my chalkboard MM Tutorial for STAMPlorations. I appreciate your time. :)

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  12. Eine wunderschöne Arbeit, ich bin begeistert.
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschkand

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  13. Maxine, this is an all time fave from you... Loving the earthy tones with gold and burlap (which we call jute).

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  14. Wow, Maxine, this card really caught my eye. Well done, lve your imagination, leading you on,
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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  15. Great embossing and the leaves are amazing, thanks so much for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT/4CC

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  16. That gold shine with the burlap is fabulous. I thought I was ready to make fall cards but I find myself drawn to soft sweet colors instead. EEK! Hopefully I'll find inspiration in your work here.

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  17. Wow! Love all the texture and dimension. And that shine! Wow!

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  18. This card is absolutely beautiful Maxine!! Those fall leaves pop up against the darker background! :)
    Suchi xx

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  19. An absolute STUNNER! So so cool, every rugged layer! Hugs, Autumn

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  20. Love this Maxine the wood grain embossing and gold wooow stunning
    lovely die feather too
    great fall color on this card
    hugs
    Monika

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  21. Wow, Maxine, this is awesome! I love the amazing textures! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B DT x

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  22. Fantastic card with great texture! don't you love it when our cards are made by themselves!
    xoxo Olga

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  23. Lovely texture and colors, Maxine. We are seeing Fall colors briefly here in Alaska.

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  24. Oh my, I was scrolling through some of your posts while waiting for a phone call to be returned...loved all the previous cards I've seen, but when I got to this one....Love the look you've achieved with the trio of feathers & the inka gold rubs. They look absolutely fantastic against the graining and the burlap. It's just a wonderful card, Maxine! Hope that the curve will soon straighten out for you! Hugs

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  25. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining in our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage :)

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