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The Beauty of Autumn Leaves

>> Friday, September 27, 2013

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your first week of fall has been "fall like". It's a bit cooler here...not saying a lot when we really haven't had much of a summer anyway. What we have had is a record allergy season around here. With the unusually high amount of rain and cooler temps, the ragweed and goldenrod and every other sniffles causing weed is in overdrive. I'm ready to just wear an astronaut's helmet and air tanks. Or at least buy stock in tissues, zyrtec and allegra, lol. 

For my fall card, I will tell you, except for the card itself, it was made entirely of left over pieces and scraps. Don't know if I've mentioned it, but I tend to save a lot of scraps. For the most part, they do get used and most of my layouts are because of the size or shape of the left over I'm using. I used a fine pattern woodgrain embossing folder on the rusty brown piece and on the long narrow white strip, I inked up the silhouette leaf with a few colors of ink then stamped them twice each time, without reinking. On the lighter versions, I stamped the open leaf on top with the clay ink. I also stamped a couple of extra leaves (open leaf stamped over the silhouette) and a fall leaf w/ acorn on another scrap then added a bit more color w/ Copics. 
I used the clay ink and splatter bg on top of the leaf strip for a little more interest. The greeting was stamped below directly on the 5.50 x 4.25 card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: white, rusty brown, dk maroon
ink: Memento inks in tuxedo black, potter's clay, cantaloupe, Morocco, bamboo leaves
accessories: Copic markers, embossing folder (Paper Studio)


Jennifer E. said...

What a beauty! Love your muli-colored leaves!

Shelia said...

Those are some gorgeous fall leaves, Julie!!

Sue said...

What a beautiful card Julie! I love the simplicity of the wood grain bg and your leaves are outstanding!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love the colors!

Janett said...

Just beautiful, love the background with the leaves.

Kecia said...

Such a beautiful autumn card. I'm loving the speckled background with the leaves.

Karin said...

Stunning card share today! Love the gorgeous colors of the leaves and the texture of the embossed wood background!

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