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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

QUIETFIRE AND DREAMWEAVER---AWESOME IN AUTUMN---DAY 1

 
Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are partnering with the Dreamweaver Design Team and are so excited to play with their innovative stencils, pastes and glitters!  Follow along with us and leave your comments on each blog for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages.
 

 
Here's what I've created for today's post:   

We are having such a beautiful fall this year and I  had no trouble at all giving it some shine on this card. The quote stamp from Quietfire Design  is perfect here.
I began by spreading Metallic Gold Embossing Paste from Stencil with Style onto a scrap of cardstock, using an old gift card. I kept the layer fairly thin, then stamped into it.
I washed the stamp immediately. Once the paste was dry, I smudged Metallic F/X onto it, using my finger and really pushing the powder into the crevices left by the stamp. The Pink Poppy and Ivy Garden colours really blend well with the gold paste. On the back, I traced out a maple leaf from the Leaf Icons stencil, then cut it out with scissors. I traced the same leaf onto green cardstock, and cut it out.
 
I made shimmer spray by mixing hairspray (from a pump style bottle), a few drops of rubbing alcohol and about a 1/4 teaspoon of Metallic F/X Pink Poppy, into a small spray bottle. I did the same again with Ivy Garden Metallic F/X, both from Stencil with Style and then I spritzed them randomly onto white cardstock, with the grid stencil taped to it. I removed the stencil, then used the leaf stencil and sprays in a few random areas, and let the cardstock dry thoroughly.
Once dry, I stamped the quote and tore all around the edges of the cardstock, then curled the corners.
This was layered onto green cardstock with distressed edges, then wrapped with hemp cord. This was attached to the dark brown card base, then the main leaf was placed over the knot on the cord. The green leaf was crumpled a bit, spritzed, then cut apart and attached behind the focal leaf.
 
 
Happy Fall Everyone!
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39 comments:

  1. Ooo, Holly, that leaf is gorgeous! Really lovely card!

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  2. Beautiful Card! I love the colors.

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  3. Pretty card Holly and I especially like the grid stenciled in the background.

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  4. This is sooooo pretty! I love how you stamped onto the gold background to make your leaf. Very wonderful results!

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  5. Holly, the base of your design is so ... just georgous! Your colors are "fall" and stunning. I love the leaf and hope I can get the same effect, when I try it out. Thank you so much for sharing this technique.

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  6. oh very nice. Lots of good technique ideas.
    Have a great day

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  7. Beautiful autumnal card. Love the colors.

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  8. Gorgeous fall card Holly, I like the use of the gold paste in stamping into it, then the addition of colours. The curled torn edge pulls together the leaf theme on the front. Haven't used my grid stencil in ages, time to pull it out again!

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  9. Your card is so very pretty with the gorgeous colors of fall, texture and all!! Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  10. Lovely card Holly! I love the stamping into the paste you did for the leaf, fabulous!

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  11. Great creativity and very inspiring. Your leaf is gorgeous, I can just imagine how it shimmers in real life. And I love the subtle colors of the background with the grid. A very striking card!

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  12. What a spectacular Autumn Card. Love the Leaf. TFS

    Chris B
    Http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

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  13. Lovely Fall card Holly...your grid background is the perfect look for your leaves!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous card! You've shown me something new... stamping on the paste!!!

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  15. oh, i love all of the shimmery goodness on today's card. beautiful.

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  16. This is awesome! I have never seen that technique before, the result is beautiful!

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  17. Holly I LOVE how you did the leaves . . . gorgeous!!!

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  18. Stunning, I love everything about it.

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  19. This is beautiful, Holly!!! Totally love that shimmery leaf and the way you did the background!!!

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  20. I love how you did the leaves, and the whole piece just came together so beautifully! Thanks for explaining all so well!

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  21. This is gorgeous and your idea of stamping into the paste is BRILLIANT! (Yes, I am shouting!!!)

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  22. This is going into my list of things to experiment with this week. Thanks.

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  23. Holly, I don't have the words to describe how gorgeous this card looks. Thank you for your full instructions and photos.

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  24. This is a wonderful card and a tutorial to keep on hand forever! Thanks so much for sharing your talents! Nelda Deakins

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  25. The shimmer spray recipe was brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. I love the techniques you've applied Holly. What a lovely card, thank you.

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  27. The rose gold effect that you achieved is drop dead gorgeous!

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  28. Just love this card, I really like the sentiment the best

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  29. LOVE how you stamped into the embossing paste and then used the Metallic F/X on top of it. LOVELY sentiment as well! Thank you for using our stencil so beautifully!

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  30. Fascinating technique making the shimmer recipe! TFS. What a lovely card.
    <3 J

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  31. LOVE the techniques used here!! I am going to have to try stamping into embossing paste for sure :)

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  32. Gosh amazing hop, I just found it - so inspiring and amazing techniques. thanks so much.

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  33. OMG the techniques you used are amazing!!!

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