October 04, 2007

Where have I been?

I've been so busy for a few days that I haven't even posted to my own blog, much less read anyone else's! This is the first chance I've had to sit down and upload some photos from the past few days. My job ( and life) is kicking into high gear currently, and I have NO computer time! I've been in that "fall" mood lately, with all of our sugar maples and ash trees changing their leaf color. We have many large, mature trees on our property and it's beginning to look SO pretty with the various displays of color. I can't wait to start harvesting pumpkins!

I made this card earlier this week all because I was playing around with my brayer and some old Kaleidacolor pads. I love to do the "plaid" technique on glossy paper with a multicolor ink pad and a brayer. It's simple, quick, and produces stunning results! Then I just chose CS to match! I gold embossed the leaf stamp (SU) onto a piece of the "plaid" glossy paper I made, and then cut it out and adhered it to a piece of chocolate chip CS.
It looks really cool up close, doesn't it?
I love the sentiment stamp too. I try to use it every Autumn when making a card. I think it's from Hero Arts, but I'm not positive because I unmounted it a long time ago! The gold embossed frame stamp is by Rubber Stampede.
The CB embossing folder was a last minute addition as I thought it looked like the swirly path of falling leaves. I always think of the opening scene in Forest Gump with that feather floating lazily all around and catching updrafts before finally landing! Remember that part? I love the music right there too.
Have you been checking in on the Verve Visual blog this week? Those sneak peaks will keep coming until the new sets are released on October 10th! I can't wait until I can post some things I've made here on my blog!

13 comments:

Marlou said...

beautiful Dana!!! love this autumn card!!!! x

Anonymous said...

Love the colors and the card. Traci

Julie Campbell said...

That's cool! I haven't tried that technique before! I am so ready for fall... but I hear we're not going to really 'have' fall this year. (No changing leaves!) :( At least I can pretend by looking at your card! Can't wait to see what Verve has up it's sleeve!

Shannan said...

You've been busy! I love this card!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the colors you used in the is card, and your leaves are fantastic.

Allison said...

Another one for the win category!

malieta said...

Very pretty card Dana!
Malieta:)

Dee said...

Dana this is gorgeous!! I love the colors of the leaf.
Have a great weekend:)
Dee

Abi said...

Hi Jana
Love the colours on this card. I've tagged you - hope you can play! Visit my blog for details. Thanks

Shadowcatcher said...

The colors, layout and technique on this card are perfect! Just gorgeous, Dana!

Rose Ann said...

What a beautiful Fall card! Wonderful job with the technique!

Corie said...

Such a beautiful card to bring in the autumn season -- love it.

Corinna is Stamptopia.com said...

Wow! That is gorgeous!