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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sugar Maples With Heart

I just got Close to My Heart's "Fall Harvest" stamp set and this sketch from Atlantic Hearts is the perfect one to showcase it:
I stamped leaves with Sunset, Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Red Barn Smoothie, and Bamboo pigments inks, heat embossed them with Clear Detail powder and then colored them with Honey, Goldrush, Sunset, Autumn Terracotta, Smoothie, and Red Barn alcohol markers, mixing and layering to the point that I cannot tell you which leaf was done with which colors.  What I do know for sure is that I colored the veins with Olive and that after I cut them out, I sponged around the edges with Sunset regular ink to camouflage any white that I missed while cutting. 

I kept the circle on the right subtle by combining similar patterns of B&T paper from the Huntington Packet and stamped the background flourishes in Red Barn with a stamp from the retired "Instant Memories" set.  Bronze Shimmer trim and Brown Glitter Paper around the popped up sentiment add sparkle which does not show up well in the photographs.  I threw in a few Tan Opaques to lighten things up a bit.  Here is the inside:

The first October challenge over at Heart 2 heart is to go Au Naturale.  In other words, create something using all neutrals or that includes something from nature.  I knew that I wanted to use the Fall Harvest set and have been waiting patiently for it to arrive so I could enter.  Thank you for stopping by!  Now please take a minute to check out the other creations at Heart 2 Heart and Atlantic Hearts challenges.  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all from Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Huntington, Brown Glitter paper, Red Barn and Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Goldrush, Sunset, Autumn Terracotta, Smoothie, Red Barn and Bamboo pigment inks, Honey, Goldrush, Sunset, Autumn Terracotta, Smoothie, Red Barn, and Olive alcohol markers, Sunset and Red Barn dye ink
Stamps:  Fall Harvest, Holiday Tags, Instant Memories (retired)
Embellishments:  Bronze Shimmer Trim, Tan Opaques



  1. Wow, the detail in those leaves are just wow.....fantastic. Thanks for joining us and playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  2. Lovely card, Hansi! Great job for the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch. I also love how you embellished the inside of the card with simple paper strips. Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  3. Awesome card. Lot of work, but well worth the effort. Love it !! Thanks for joining us at AHSC

  4. I love the details on your card, the details on the leaves are awesome. I love the colours too! Wonderful job, thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  5. This is a beautiful card. I love fall colors.
    Thanks for playing along.

  6. absolutely love the colours. Such a cheery fall card, Thanks for sharing with us again at AHSC

  7. Love your card! Such pretty fall colors. Thanks for entering at AHSC!