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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Shimmery Fall Leaf with Creative Inspirations


Today's card for Creative Inspirations features another non-traditional holiday card, this time for Thanksgiving.  This seems to be the year for non-traditional colors as I've made some Christmas cards recently using different colors as well.  I just find that sometimes I want to shake things up a bit.  Besides, my garden really does have all of these colors in it in autumn!

How's that for some in-your-face color?  I used spray inks on watercolor paper, and they never fail to wow me with their vivid shades.  And they're perfect for complementing with a little glitz and shimmer.  I die cut the leaf from the TH Tattered Leaf die, then painted it with four shades of Creative Inspirations Paints - Gold, Burnt Clay, Evergreen and Autumn Wheat.

After the paint had dried I misted the leaf with water and scrunched it up to distress it a bit, then placed it on a piece of ribbon netting.  A greeting, some ribbon and a couple of small stick pins complete the arrangement.

I embossed the edges of the card and sentiment panel (Happy Fall from IBS) with Deliquesce Gilded Gold.  I also sprinkled a little bit of it over the sentiment and heated it from underneath for a slightly different look.

Here's a look at the inside stamped with Happy Sentiments and Happy Fall stamp sets from Inspired By Stamping.

Some gold leaf lines in opposing corners complete my non-traditional Thanksgiving card.  Thank you for joining me and please pop over to the current CI Paints challenge Inspired By: Autumn Colors.

Happy crafting!

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Kristie Goulet said...

I love the non traditional colors for this Thanksgiving card. That leaf looks amazing. :)

Donna Ellis said...

Oh how pretty, Shea! Brilliant colors, and the Gilded gold is amazing! Wow! Lovely card, and wonderful textures! hugs, de

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the untraditional colors for vibrant and truly full of life!

Cheryl Wright said...

Beautiful, Shea!!