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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Birthday

My BIL birthday is around Thanksgiving and I always need a fall masculine birthday card. When I finished this background I knew it was going to turn into his birthday card.


 I had a hard time cutting into the main image to put it on a card. I am entering this into the Hero Arts Monthly challenge and the Our Creative Corner Numbers challenge.  I started creating these die cut leaves for the OCC challenge by embossing with the folders that have a mix of numbers.  I sponged them and sprayed them with a mix of dye inks and chalkboard mists.

The background was created by glimmer misting a mix of colors onto white cardstock. After that had dried the die cut leaves were laid over the background and sponged around the edges to give the soft impression of the leaves. 

I finished off the background with the Hero Arts script stamped over the background and the Hero Arts Sentiment stamped on the front.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

17 comments:

  1. Lovely! You come up with the neatest ideas. :)

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  2. Another wonderful masculine card, love the background, very effective. Tracy x

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  3. I really like these colors!
    And you've also got a beautiful new blog-header! How did you get it to be that wide?

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  4. Your leaf has such a wonderful texture, Suzz and I love the technique you used for the background panel. . .so cool! Beautiful card!

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  5. Love the delicate background you made, Sue! Will be "borrowing" your idea, I know!

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  6. the background is gorgeous and the leaf is the perfect embellishment on this masculine card.

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  7. Fab fall masculine card! Love how you misted over the leaves for your wonderful BG, but my favorite part is your leaf embellie!

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  8. Such a wonderful card my friend.. I love the fall colors..

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  9. This card is just so gorgeous! I love the leaf! It's breath takingly beautiful! and very clever use of numbers! :)
    Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

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  10. Beautiful!! Gorgeous stamping and sponging

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  11. Not only is this gorgeous - so visually pleasing, it's also interesting with the mix of colors, patterns and the sponged outline of the leaves. It's really amazing - there is so much going on and it's so rich, but it still has a wonderfully CAS feel to it. Awesome job! So happy you joined in the numbers challenge with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

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  12. Love that fabulous leaf Sue and I can understand your difficulty cutting into that gorgeous background. I like the white space at the bottom too. I'm sure your BIL is going to be really impressed.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  13. Not only did you do a beautiful card, but you worked it into your header too! Wow!

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