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:

Little Birdie Blessings said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

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

mamapez5 said...

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

Leanne said...

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

Furrbster said...

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

Mehrll said...

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.

Liz said...

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

Jennifer Bradley said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

lyn hitchcock said...

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

Melissa L. said...

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. :)

Jutta K. Germany said...

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

Monica said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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

Leanne said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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.

Bonnie said...

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

Suchi said...

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

Team Clark said...

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

Monika Reeck said...

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

MagsB said...

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

love Mags B DT x

Olga Fink said...

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

Cynthia said...

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

MaryH said...

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

cohenna said...

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