Tuesday, September 20, 2011

"Quilted" Leaves

Oh, I just love these huge buttons - I just got my first package yesterday.  I didn't think I'd like them, but then I worked with them helping Tamye get her swaps ready for Founder's Circle....and I changed my mind!  I just may have to get more!
Today's card covers two challenges....Hand Stamped Sentiments is looking for embossing - either with an embossing folder or powder - I used both because I love how the square lattice embossing folder embeds punched pieces into the background so that it's almost quilted.  SUO Challenges are looking for fall colours.  

I absolutely love fall colours - they're just so me.  I miss the wide range of colours available in Ontario with the huge oaks and maples - however, on my walk to school this morning I noticed that Mountain Ash trees give a wonderful shade of red.  So it's all good...and...since I walked home by myself, I did some major shuffling!  Happy, happy, happy!

Hope you find something to bring a smile to your face today - and thanks for stopping by for a visit.
Joan

9 comments:

Tamye Dunbar said...

I am sad I am out of buttons . . . we just wrapped an apple in the new Kraft box for McRae's teacher--needs a big button! beautiful card!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is gorgeous Joan... I know we'd get stamp well together... I'm totally the fall colour girl too:) The gold embossing powder was the perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Shannon said...

Gorgeous Joan. I really love the quilted look. And the sentiments embossed in gold is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Krista said...

Very pretty card. I like that you used 2 types of embossing, too. Nice color combo....very fall. :) Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

I love the leaves from the ds paper. They are perfect for the card. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

~Erica~ said...

So pretty Joan! I love how you combined so many techniques! Thanks for joining us this week at HSS!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Really pretty! Love how you did the leaves! That sentiment also looks so fab embossed doesn't it? Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your card!!! The Fall colors and the embossing are beautiful!! Thank you for participating in Hand Stamped Sentiments!! Amy

Anne Marie said...

Joan, this is fall-fabulous! I love the rich colors and all of the beautiful details you added. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! :)