Friday, October 1, 2021


Texture is the theme this month at A Blog Named Hero - so many ways to add texture to your cards - embossing, layers, embellishments, paste (alone or with stencils), torn edges - there are probably many more.  My card today uses embossing, layers and embellishments.


Used two of the add-ons from the September MMH - autumn leaves fancy die and fall leaves stencil.  Began by ink blending a background of DO abandoned coral, spiced marmalade and picked raspberry.  Then used the stencil with more of the same colors, flipped the stencil and used DO wilted violet.  Finally I embossed this piece with a very old embossing folder.  I thought this would give it a kind of leaves swirling in the wind effect.  Trimmed to 3.75"x5" and matted with rose gold metallic and added to a gray/tan card base.  Die cut the maple leaf from rose gold and layered it up four times before adding to the card along with the sentiment and a few sequins.


Enter your textured card on Instagram at hashtag #abnhoctoberchallenge and tag @ablognamed hero.  Our generous sponsor, Hero Arts, is giving two prizes to our winners  this month - so be sure to enter by 26 October.

Thanks for visiting today.



  1. cool look...though the leaf looks green to me...wonder if it is a trick of the light.

  2. Just beautiful!! The leaves looks so real!!

  3. Gorgeous background, Betty - you're so right, the swirls give great movement to the stenciled leaves!!

  4. Fantastic background and amazing leaf. Great card

  5. Really love the background, Betty--great card!


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