The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stampin' B's Fall Card Challenge

Happy Thursday and welcome to another challenge from the Stampin' B's DT. This week Faith is our hostess and she has challenged us to make a fall card. I definitely needed some more autumn cards, so this challenge was perfect--so timely!!

Over the weekend I made an autumn card (this one) that used some rather nontraditional colors, and I really like how it turned out. I decided to try something like that again, and this time went with black, teal, and gold. Very different, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out! This leaf image from The Angel Company is one of the older ones in my stamp collection, but it remains my favorite leaf stamp! I love how detailed it is, and I think it is perfect for embossing. I stamped it with metallic gold ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Other challenges that went into this card:
  • Midnight Madness: Sketch Challenge #74
  • Jazzy Paper Designs Inspirational Challenge #13, to be inspired by this jazz album cover: Street of Dreams by Grant Green. I was guest designer for this challenge last week (see this post), but I had so much fun with this inspiration, I wanted to try another!!
  • Papertake Weekly Challenge: pick your favorite Papertake challenge from the past three years. I chose "Autumn Haze" from 2008.
  • A Spoon Full of Sugar: Challenge 124, Sparkle and Shine. I used lots of sparkle with my glittery DP and lots of shine with my gold accents: gold embossing, gold ribbon slides, and gold brads.
  • Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge #20, Chipboard. I don't have lots of chipboard, but I do have these tiny chipboard flowers (adorned with rhinestones) that I thought were perfect for this card!
Want to know a secret?? I have some great little ribbon slides that I thought would be perfect for the MMSC74 layout, but they are silver and all the other metallic accents on this card are gold. Rather than clash or, perish the thought, go buy something that would match, I tried a little alchemy. I pressed one of the silver slides into my ColorBox metallic gold pigment ink pad and covered it liberally with gold ink. Then, using tweezers, I immediately dropped it into a pile of clear embossing powder, and--presto!--after a minute under my heat tool, I had transmutated silver into gold!!!

I hope you've been inspired to play along with the Stampin' B's!! If you do make a card, post it on your blog or SCS gallery, and link it up to the Inlinkz tool on the
Stampin' B's blog. We'd love to see what you create!! :)

Thanks for dropping by to check out my little slice of bliss today!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Angel Company
Paper: SU basic black, The Paper Company cream, DCWV Indian Summer textured CS and glitter DP
Ink: ColorBox metallic gold pigment ink
Accessories: MS topiary corner punch, MS topiary border punch, CM circle cutting system, clear embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals, ribbon slides, satin ribbon from Mark's Finest Papers, gold brads, K&Company chipboard stickers
Techniques: heat embossing


Marisa said...

Totally delicious colour combo, Emily!!! Love it! You go girl on the buckle colour transformation. Love the medallion and of course, the maple leaf :) Fabulous card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, my, what beautiful autumn colors, Emily! And I LOVE how you interpreted that MMSC sketch. Cool trick with the ribbon slides; you are always thinkin'!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very clever! The card looks great Em.

Joanne (jojot) said...

rich regal colors and that hardware is so very handsome on this beauty......and I am loving the nontraditional rock

Benzi said...

Wonderful Fall card with out-of-the-ordinary colors. I really do like it and the chipboard flowers are really nice. Of course, the leaf image is gorgeous. Great job!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous- love your fall card- the leaf image is gorgeous and love the hardware!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Emily - what a great card!! I love you colours and that fabulous leaf inage ! Gorgeous - well done with the ribbon slide too! I am loving this!! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Mary Marsh said...

well, i love these non-traditional color for a fall card-it caught my eye right away-creative idea for changing the color of the ribbon slides emily

Valerie said...

Very pretty! I just love the ribbon you used.

Stacy Morgan said...

This is gorgeous! Love the black accents.

Anonymous said...

wow, this is so pretty!! very creative of you to change colour of the ribbon slides. no wonder you didn't go shopping - you've been so productive! way to go on all the challenges!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow Emily, this blue is about as regal as it gets... love this color and all the little extras that you added to this card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Emily - this card ROCKS! I adore the colors you used!!

Tameko said...

This card is stunning. Great colors. I really like the way you used the ribbon.

Dawny P said...

Oh what a fab card chick and it fits perfectly the Autumn Haze challenge :) Thank you so much for joining in the birthday celebrations at Papertake Weekly. Hugs, Dawny xxx

Janice said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing Jazzy Paper Designs!

Connie M. said...

This is just so beautiful, Emily! I love the pretty colors you used for this fall card! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!


Kim said...

Wonderful embellishments and colors. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Betty J Schaub said...

Beautiful! I love the jewels!!! You did an awesome job with Jazzy's Challenge.

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