Sunday, September 14, 2008

Its A Fall Thing

Well, here we are again folks! And its not Halloween or Christmas!!! The main image, Cattails by Impression-Obsession, was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on Curious Ice Gold text weight paper and then painted with Twinkling H2O's Golden Opal, Warm Pecan, Moss Green, and Sweet Alfalfa. Sparkle 'n Sprinkle Dimensional Glue was used on the Cattails, then Stampendous Fun Flock Caramel Latte Tan was applied and allowed to dry. It wasn't dark enough for me, so when it dried Twinkling H2O Warm Pecan was applied. Rangers Glossy Accents was applied to the bottoms of the acorns. Some areas as shown were highlighted with Rangers Stickles Cinnamon and Gary Burlin Lime Green. Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip cardstock was used with Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Edge Punch to create the edge for each side of the main image.

The background, on Curious Ice Gold text weight paper, was stamped using Stampin' Up Craft Chocolate Chip with Impression-Obsession Large Swirl background stamp. Clear Embossing Powder was added and heat embossed. It is 5"X6" and I love it. There is always extra left over, when trimmed down, to edge the inside of the card and the envelope. Stickles Cinnamon and Gary Burlin Lime Green glitter glues were used to highlight parts of the back ground after the main image was mounted as shown.

I wanted to learn a new way to tie a bow without using 2 pieces of ribbon. I found it here. You can also do the same thing with by joining 2 pieces of ribbon too. I love the way they turn out using this technique from Martha Stewart. The woman does know a thing or two, or three, or four, etc. Doesn't she? Hee hee!
The word tag is from Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio was used with SU Chocolate Chip cardstock and Curious Ice Gold text weight paper. I used the inside of the die to trace the Ice Gold portion of the tag. The words are from Impression-Obsession Clear Stamp Sets Sentiments I and were stamped with Stazon Timber Brown. The Pearls are Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements 5mm pearls. The same glitter glues were used to highlight the words area of the tag. Both of the ribbons were purchased from Michael's in their ribbon section.

 

 Shirley

 

46 comments:

Gwen said...

Oh my gosh!! How do you come up with this stuff!! this is just gorgeous!!!!

Beth said...

OMG Shirley I am speechless saying this card is beautiful is not enough what a wonderful piece of art this is.

Holly Craft said...

Great card...I love the cattail stamp! I am amazed at how many links and labels you add to your blog...makes me feel guilty for not doing more of them! Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

That is a gorgeous card - I love those colors together and the way you highlighted the background image with the Stickles. Painting the flock on the cattails was very clever, too :-)

Lyn S said...

This card is so beautifully detailed Shirley! Those stamps are awesome too :)

SparkofWhimsy said...

Very pretty card. I love H2O's and really like how you combined them with the flock on the cattails. I can see the texture in the photograph. I really like that stamp too and the way the stem curls around so elegantly. Really pretty.

Suzanne C said...

Wow! Love everything about this card! I love the flock and the stickles especially. Beautiful card!

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

Another absolutely GORGEOUS card. Your cattails are perfect... Great card.

Maria Matter said...

Oooo, Shirley, this is gorgeous and that ribbon, very elegant!
Blessings, Maria

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Thank you for your comments on my blog!!

The Country Rose said...

Shirley- this is just stunning! I love the stamp, but I also love your paper choices and what a great job on the bow! You are really making me want to get those H2O's, lol!

Barb

Edna Siu said...

Hi, shirley, it is my first time to your blog, my jaw drops when I see your designs, and your precise receipts which are fully detail with links as mush as possible and make the viewer clearly informed.

Julia Aston said...

Love your coloring on the cat tails! and wonderful ribbon too!

Vicky Gould said...

Shirley - this is just gorgeous! What a beauty - well done!

Pam said...

Shirley......this is beautiful. I love the mixture of colors! I've got to quit coming here as you are going to cause me to spend even more than I already have!!!!

Orion Designs said...

You've outdone yourself on this one Shirley. Simply lovely!
Vicki

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh wow Shirley this is so ornate and pretty but yet casual at the same time! Very pretty!

Oxana said...

This card is just beautiful!!!

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hiya! 'Scuse me interrupting your beautiful cardmaking for a second, but just to let you know you won a little something on my blog. No, don't get too excited.. it's not the main prize.. I chose another ten people for little prizes, and you're one of them. :o)

Please would you email your address to me, and I'll get a little something to you in the next few days.

Hugs,
Chris xx

Atty said...

Shirley your card is just wonderful. Great details, I love the h20's also. No comment on MS!! LOL
Donna

Etha said...

wow that turned out SO beautiful!! Love how you did the cat tails and that bow looks fabulous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow wow wow gorgeous.

Carolyn King said...

absolutely beautiful!!! Great job!

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, this is the prettiest card evuh!!

Love the image, the color combo, the layout, EVERYTHING!

Great job, Kiddo!!

Vicki said...

WOWZER!! What a gorgeous Fall card!! Totally love that yummy ribbon and cattail details!! :)

Ann said...

Oh, Shirley, this is gorgeous! Truly a piece of art! :D

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Completely amazing Shirley! This card is stunning. Love the flock, the image the background...I mean I love everything about this card! You know I would never have thought to stamp the image in gold, and the effect is beautiful! WOW!

June said...

Simply gorgeous autumnal colours and design. What a lovely blog you have. Hugs from June x

Sherry Wright said...

Beautiful card Shirley!

Mimi Hornberger said...

My goodness, I am so honored that you spent so much time on my blog. You do such fabulous work. So gorgeous! I've got you in my Google Reader, now! Thank you. XO, Mimi

Theresa said...

Wow, Shirley, this card is beyond gorgeous!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow Shirley! I love the idea of using Fun Flock for the cat tails! So cool! Your coloring rocks too! It's funny b/c on my stamp desk in the corn image from this same series and I am getting ready to color! Your card might just be my inspiration!! :-)

Ret said...

wonderful card, Shirley! love it! very stuning. tfs,
hugs,
Ret

Heather Lee-Reppen said...

WOW! This is terrific!! Absolutely beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! I've been noticing these Impression Obsession stamps more and more lately and I think I'm in LOVE. This is gorgeous!! Beautiful coloring and presentation of this fabulous stamp! Thank you!

Laura said...

Shirley, this card is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you did the cattails!

Amanda McIlhatton said...

Wow, those cattails are fabulous and perfect for flocking!
Aren't you lucky getting such lovely cards in the mail. Sweet friends.

Mel M. M. M. said...

WOW! Double wow, triple wow! This is stunning. Those two stamps go so well together and your colouring is just dreamy. LOVE how you did the sentiment. Stunning! :O)

Donna said...

Wow, Shirley! This is absolutely, positively, show-stopping gorgeous!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Shirley, this is absolutely stunning. I love all the details you put into it.

And THANK YOU for the tip on the comment section on my blog. I am NOT a computer person and dont' know much about the bells and whistles about blogging. I just plod along with what I know. You can give me tips anytime!! My email is sf9erfan@hotmail.com. Hugs, michelle

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Shirley!! This is breath-taking! I love those cat tails.

Summerthyme Studio said...

I love this image. Your card is GORGEOUS!!!!! Just beautiful!

Vicki

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Shirley Fyfe said...

Your cards are just stunning Shirley . . . I love the colours on this one inparticular!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog recently too - you do say the most lovely things!

retiredheather said...

Absolutely beautiful. This is wonderful. I really don`t know what to say except this is an exceptional card so full of the feel of Autumn.
Heather

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Another stunner! I love this image, the colors and how you added the ribbon. This truly is a stunning card!

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