Tuesday, September 17, 2013

When Autumn Leaves Start To Fall

Remember that song?  Leaves are starting to fall but most are just changing color.  I love this leaf stamp by Mark's Finest.  I have a ton of leaf images but this one is really different with the scene inside the leaf.  After stamping it with Pumpkin Pie ink, I used a negative mask and sponged some ink on the inside of the outline.
I've never done any hand stitching on a card before but tried it and I like the looks of it.  I pierced the holes first  - worked a lot better than just trying to poke the needle through the paper !
The button is a sticker - really!  Doesn't it look real?  It is by Tim Holtz (from Kraft Outlet). I like it because it is flat - very mailable. The twine is also very thin. 
The background paper is a very old piece of designer paper.  Backed by dark Kraft, Black and the base is Stampin Up Really Rust.

Craft Your Passion - fall
Kraft Journal - song
Created with Love - anything
Love to Create - CAS
Our Daily Bread - fall colors
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - anything
Di's Digital Downloads - fall
Great Impressions - fall
House of Gilli - fall 


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the gorgeous images and the fabulous colors! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :)

  2. Lovely card. I am surprised the button is a sticker. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges.


  3. What a beautiful fall card, Marsha! So rich and reminds me of the change in colors. Love the button and twine and makes a really nice masculine card too! So glad you joined us this week for the ODBD challenge! Hugs!

  4. Such a beautiful Autumn card. Your leaf looks so cool with the image inside it, very nice. Thanx so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at CC&CC for our Anything Goes challenge. Joanne

  5. what a lovely card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week
    Rachel DT

  6. I just love the image within the leaf! Beautiful use of fall colors!! Thanks for joining the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge!!

  7. Gorgeous card! I love how you hand stitched the card! Thank you for joining us for our Clean N Simple Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  8. I LOVE this, Marsha! Great Autumn card, and thanks so much for sharing it in our Music Challenge this week.
    The Kraft Journal

  9. Marsha this is beautiful. Love the leaf and love your stitching. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  10. That is one unique leaf! You showcased it beautifully w/design and hand-stitching! Thanks for joining ODBD this week!

  11. This card depicts fall beautifully. I love the stamp with the image within the leaf. Your colour palette is so rich and the hand stitching is a fabulous detail. Thanks for joining our Fall/Autumn Colours challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  12. This is a lovely card! I love the fall scene stamped onto a leaf! I can't believe that button is a sticker...it looks so real! Thanks for sharing with us during our "Autumn Color Challenge" this week at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Good luck in the draw!

  13. Love the leaf! Gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Crazy Challenge DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  14. This is a beautiful stamp and I love the way you just stamped and sponged.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  15. Beautiful fall card Marsha!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digis last week. The new challenge is up right now and I hope you'll play along with us:-)

    Hugs, Kelly