Although the trees around here are still hanging on to their leaves, it wont be long before the leaves turn and the birds start stripping the bushes of berries. I saw from what some bloggy friends have posted, that there has been heavy snow as well as floods in some parts of the US, while we have had a very mild start to the autumn.
Anyway, over at Cards4Guyz we have a new challenge for you.
AUTUMN/ FALL COLOURS
Lots of scope there I think for masculine cards!
Here is my take.
I used a technique called embossed resist to create my leaf panel. You can find out the details of the technique here.
I started by taking a piece of A6 dark cream card and stamping a selection of solid leaf stamps and embossing with clear EP. I then inked the panel with Scattered Straw DI and then when dried added further clear embossed leaves. Next I inked the panel with Spiced Marmalade DI and repeating the embossing. Finally I added some leaves with Memento Morocco. Then it was time to iron off the embossing to leave the finished panel. The rusty red looks a bit more subdued in the finished panel except around the edges of the orange embossed leaves, no idea why, but I like the overall effect.
The finished panel was cut with a MFT stitched rectangle then glued flat on a cream base card. Happy Birthday was then stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. There was a bit of the panel left but perhaps I will keep that back for the moment!
Please check out the rest of the team here and why not have a go and join in.
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