Monday, October 7, 2013

Autumn Wishes...

Happy Monday, everyone...hope you had a great weekend!

There's something about making seasonal cards that makes me want to stray from the usual, expected color combinations and make up projects in unexpected hues. I do this a lot with Christmas cards, and these days, with autumn cards. As much as I love the more conventional shades of oranges, deep reds, and browns, I like to find other colors that might also impart the same seasonal "feelings."

At the center of today's card is a die cut lacy heart doily. Pale aqua accents shades of kraft tan, taupe, and beige in the background. And rather than splatter ink spray or paint, I've used antique silver and gold distressed embossing powders for a similar splattered effect in the corners...

The first two detail photos show the finished effect of the distressed embossing powders on the heart doily, and on the corner of the card...mixed in with the gold and silver powders is a black powder that gives a tarnished look to the embossing when it's heated...

You can barely see the little tea-dyed lace layer beneath the three aqua roses...but it's there...

There are lots of pearl accents on the card, but I couldn't resist adding a couple embellished stick pins, too...

Patterned paper:   Prima Romantique collection (dot);    Prima IOD and Basic Grey (banners)
Dies:   Spellbinders Lacy Hearts and Foliage Two
Flowers:   Wild Orchid Crafts          Pearls:   Recollections
Miscellaneous:   handcrafted stick pins, hemp cord, tea dyed cotton laces, Stampendous Frantage embossing powders

Thanks for visiting today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!


  1. I loved this different color combo.It still gives the warm feeling of autumn !!The way you have embellished the card is superb !

  2. Stunning card Kathy!!
    Marjorie xx

  3. Gorgeous details! LOVE your beautiful card! :-)

  4. I can't believe that's a doily! Incredible card and stunning detail as always x

  5. Good morning sweetie, this is just stunningly gorgeous, fabulous creation in gorgeous colours, hugs Pops x

  6. This is so beautiful, love the gold, and love the aqua blue colors too... gorgeous card!


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