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Thursday, November 29, 2018

LEAVES OF GRATITUDE

The theme for this month's challenge at A Blog Named Hero is "grateful".   Our Thanksgiving Day was just last week (and I am so thankful I was able to spend it with my daughter and family) so I made a card with the colors of fall (my favorite season).


The technique I used for my card is sometimes called Joseph's coat and I did use many colors for my leaves - Hero Arts inks Butter Bar, Dark Quartz, Field Greens and distress inks Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, and Gathering Twigs.  When I had finished sponging all these colors (except Gathering Twigs) on my piece of white cardstock, I let it dry overnight - really important to have your piece completely dry.  Before stamping the leaves with Versamark, I rubbed the panel with my embossing powder pad.  The leaf stamp I used is an older Hero Arts block maple leaf, but this one or this one from their current collection would work equally as well.  The leaves were then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Finally I sponged the Gathering Twigs distress ink over the whole piece and used my microfiber cloth to rub away any excess ink.  I cut the panel down to 5"x3.75" and used fun foam to layer it on my card base.  The sentiment was cut from some copper metallic cardstock that was in a My Monthly Hero Kit awhile back.  Added some "dew drops" with glossy accents and done.

Here's a closeup of how pretty the copper looks against the fall colors.

 
There are prizes to be won for this month's challenge - a $50 and $25 gift card to Hero Arts - so enter your card(s) here to have a chance at winning!!

I am also entering my card in the a2z Scrapbooking challenge for this month which is "give thanks".

Thanks for visiting today and always love to read your kind comments. 

 


10 comments:

  1. Your mellow, golden card is so beautiful Betty!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Absolutely stunning! Colors are just perfect...

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  3. Its an amazing card...great colors and Well done

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  4. Gorgeous card, stunning effect from your technique. Hope you are feeling better.

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  5. A particularly lovely card! Love it and thanks for the info on how you made it.

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  6. Wow that is such a lovely card! I love Fall colors too! I need to take a look at the details of that technique! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  7. I haven't done that technique in years! Totally love this card, Betty & now I'm going to do a Joseph's coat card!

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  8. Betty thanks for linking up to our November challenge gallery at a2z.

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  9. I love this technique. Just beautiful. It must be breathtaking in real life. So glad you were able to join us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  10. Beautiful card. The copper sentiment and dew drops really make the card shine.

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