Saturday, November 6, 2021


Recently I was chosen the winner at Day of the Month Card Challenge and today I'm their guest designer for their theme "Beautiful Day".  This is a holiday on 20 November and celebrates all things beautiful.   I don't think I could ever replicate the beauty of fall leaves, but I am having a go at it with my card today.


Recently, Kristina Werner had a video (she has many using metallics on watercolor) that inspired me and hope my card will inspire you also.  I didn't have the stamps or the watercolors that she used - instead made do with what I have.  I began by watercoloring a piece of black wc paper with various metallics - gold, pink, purple, blue mostly.  Then I die cut the leaves (carefully keeping the interior pieces of the large leaves in place).  Arranged these on a 4"x5.25" piece of black cs that was die cut with a wonky stitch die.  Stamped and embossed the sentiment and then added to a black card base.  Finally I spattered gold over the whole card.  All of the dies I used are retired but any leaves would work.

There is so much beauty in this world - nature, friends, people - I'm sure you'll find an idea for your card to enter into this challenge.



  1. OMG - this is amazingly beautiful Betty. The metallic paints just glow on the your leaves and all the splatters on the background look incredible. Just LOVE this one!

  2. Every single autumn leaf is a work of art in its own right (I always notice that when raking leaves). That's why it's not that easy to recreate the beauty of the autumn leaves. You have created your own beautiful leaves and they shine particularly beautifully on the black background. I am very happy that you are supporting us as a guest designer with this extraordinary card this month.

  3. OMG Betty this is the most beautiful card. YOu knocked it out of the park.

  4. WOW--absolutely gorgeous card, Betty! You've given me an idea of something I could do with the black wc paper you gave me! Now to see if I can make it work.


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