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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Transitioning to Fall

It's time.
Time to start the annual transition to autumn; autumn colors, autumn leaves, and grateful sentiments.

Here's my first card for the season:

Copper is a new Stampin' UP! color this year.  And I'm lovin' it!  I wanted to highlight the new Copper Foil Sheets, so I decided to play along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  (see it here)

The challenge was to play Tic Tac Toe:



And I decided to run straight across the bottom:  Copper, Banner and Die Cut.

So I started with the leaves.  Vintage Leaves is a great autumn set, and has matching Leaflets Framelits dies.  I pulled out an old technique - Saran Wrap Pouncing (at least that's what I call it) to create a sheet of fall colors.  Using Very Vanilla card stock, I scrunched up a piece of Saran Wrap, mashed it into my Crushed Curry ink pad, and pounced on the paper.  I repeated it with Cajun Craze and Old Olive inks.  Once done, I stamped my leaves in Versamark and embossed them with new Copper Embossing Powder.  Pretty!

I cut an oval with the Layering Oval Framelits and the Copper Foil, and layered my leaves over it (two are popped up with Dimensionals).  A Mini Pinecone (so cute!) was threaded onto two strands of Linen Thread, which was tied into a bow and added with a Mini Glue Dot.


The sentiment from Thankful Thoughts was stamped in Versamark on Early Espresso and also embossed with Copper.

The card base is Early Espresso, and the Very Vanilla layer was stamped with Hardwood in Early Espresso ink, then heavily sponged with Early Espresso.

OK, autumn--I'm ready for you!

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12 comments:

  1. Wow Priscilla this is an amazing Fall card. I'm loving your pouncing technique for the colour mashup and the copper embossing. So lovely. That little pine cone works perfectly with the linen thread. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Watercooler Wednesday this week, your card is really awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Penny, for coming up with a great Tic Tac Toe challenge. I loved playing along. And I appreciate the blog love!

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  2. Priscilla, words are inadequate to express how much I love your wonderful leaves and the exquisite way you've put all the elements of your card together. This is elegance at its best. There isn't a thing I would do differently with your card. It is perfect just as it is. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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    1. I'm totally humbled by your comment, Heidi, as I am always in awe of your creations. Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card, and for the lovely remarks.

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  3. Beautiful card, Priscilla. I love that copper. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog, Marsha! I enjoyed playing along.

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  5. What a lovely fall card! Great use of the line across on the board!! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

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  6. I love how you created the colours for your leaves, Priscilla. Absolutely gorgeous - the copper is a new favourite with me, too. So glad you joined us this week for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge. ~Deborah

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    1. Thank you, Deb; really lovin' that copper--it's sure to become a favorite!

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  7. Beautiful card Miss Priscilla and a perfect segue to Fall. The copper shimmer comes right off the screen. I'm hooked on the various new bits of copper as well (especially those oh so sweet pinecones). Crossing my fingers it joins the general SU lineup for years to come! Thanks for sharing your inspiring creativity this week with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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    1. Hi Jean; so good to hear from you! Thanks for the nice comments, and I'm with you--sure hope Copper is here to stay! Thanks for visiting!

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