Sunday, October 1, 2017

Autumnal Birthday.....

Hello everyone: Up here in the Midwest, Autumn is starting to show it's lovely colors all around my neighborhood, the leaves on the tree tops have those lovely shades of orange and yellow with still a hint of green and some of them have started to fall, so pretty soon, it's going to be racking time, but for now, the show has begun and we are loving it.
I made this Autumn card that I will link to a few challenges at the end of this post.

One of the challenges I'm participating in is Addicted to CAS and the CODE WORD is FAVORITE STAMP. Well, I must confess that I love all of my stamp sets so picking a favorite is hard so, I picked this one from Altenew called Persian Motifs just because it popped into my mind as soon as I read the Code Word, perhaps it's because the other day I was watching THIS VIDEO by Jennifer McGuire and it reminded me how much fun is to color (or attempt to color) this images more or less like she did.  I stamped the image with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with the WOW Silver Pearl embossing powder then colored it with Sakura Koi water colors and a bit of Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler re inker.
Now the sentiment was NOT supposed to be done like this but I made a BIG mess lining it up, it was so darn crooked I almost tossed this panel in the trash but, I collected myself and thought of a way to maybe fix it?? So I grabbed the SU Word Window Punch (retired😞) and carefully punched out the crooked sentiment and, after adhering the panel to my card base, I put it on the MISTI and super carefully stamped it again, using the SU markers in Old Olive and More Mustard.  Phew!! it worked fine, I think. I tried  hard to keep this card as CAS as possible, hope my "fixing" didn't mess it up!
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card. 

The sentiment is from another Altenew set called Beautiful Day, the leaves from Persian Motifs.

I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.

A Gem of a Challenge #204 "Birthday Card"
That's Crafty Challenges "Forever Autumn"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Wow this Persian Motif flower is beautiful in Fall colors! I love how the petals are drifting to the ground! Definitely a sign of Fall! Well done saving this beautiful colored panel!

Seafield Jo said...

Wow, this is a really beautiful card. Your sentiment looks great, glad you could rescue it!


Chris said...

Gorgeous! Love the stamp and the wonderful colours!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Kathyk said...

Two super makes, gorgeous rich colouring too


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Trina P. said...

Glad you didn't toss this because your watercolouring is beautiful. You've captured the rich colours of autumn beautifully. Decorating the inside was a great idea too. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. Trina xx

Mary Fish said...

Beautiful flower and I love the cut out for the sentiment.

Sharon said...

Your card is exquisite Maria! I'm swooning at its beauty. I can see why that stamp would be a favourite because it is such an elegant flower. Your colouring is divine and gives it a wonderfully luminous quality. Great save with the sentiment too. Thanks so much for popping this in to us at Less is More xx

Sonny P. said...

So pretty ! It is a treat for the eyes of those of us that love AUTUMN ! Your determination to get this perfected was well worth it !

Susan said...

Simply beautiful. Love your fall colors! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Fliss said...

Stunning simplicity on both these cards and it makes the beautiful colours really pop.
Thanks for joining in with our Autumn challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you lots of luck.
Fliss DT x

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Maria! I love your design and your autumn color palette is so striking! Love how you completed the inside of this card, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Superb way to display Autumn your CAS cards are magnificent. Thank you for sharing with us all over at That's Crafty. Best Wishes Tracey.

Lisa West said...

A truly beautiful card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Birthday Card' Challenge' at A Gem of a Challenge. Hugs Lisa xxx