Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Leaves Birthday Card

Sorry I have been MIA for a little bit... I've been working on some upcoming blog hop projects and some design team projects too... lots of wonderful projects coming soon!
I love the simplicity of this card. It's an A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") card base.  The yellow base is Bazzill card stock, the black is generic card stock and the patterned paper is from DCWV's new Halloween and Fall Stack.

These leaves are cut from A Child's Year. I cut them at 1 1/2", inked them with a finger dauber and burnt orange ink and added them to the card front with pop dots. I love how the inking really brings out the veins.

Here you can see the Scrappy Mom's Stamped sentiment, the dark orange brads, and a hint of the Pearl Glimmer Mist I sprayed on the patterned paper.

The inside is decorated with scraps of the card front, it even got an extra leaf. 

Of course I had to add some while gel pen doodling.  I've been skipping the gel pen stitching lately and am happy that it made it's way onto this sweet card.

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26 comments:

Celeste said...

your card is sooo pretty

Dixie said...

Beautiful fall card! Great placement of all the elements on the front and I love how you did the inisde to match!

DEBBIE ORR said...

Very very pretty card!

Bobby said...

I do think the inking of the leaves makes it - more realistic, more natural? Well, just makes it!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow what a pretty fall card. Those colors and the papers you used on this pretty card is totally awesome.... What a fab card!

Southernbelle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!

Aymee

Christine America Real said...

This is so lovely! I love the strip of leaves on the inside too!

www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great paper!

Jen said...

Pretty card, Cheryl! Love the inking -- it adds depth and a touch of realism. Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card!! I love how you have inked your fall leaves! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Melin said...

Oh what a pretty card! The colors are just so vibrant! Makes me feel like I can smell fall in the air! Fantastic job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CookingWithCricut.com

Melin
Blog: CookingWithCricut.com
Shop: PaperCraftingWorld.com

jennyplace2 said...

Such a pretty fall card. Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Carrie K said...

Very pretty card! Love it!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Maple Leaf Autumn card. Especially like the white pen doodling edging. Did not know that there was a Maple Leaf on A Child's Year Cricut cartridge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Joy said...

So pretty!! Love the plaid papers and the beautiful leaves ! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at My Craft Spot !
Joy

Shannon White said...

This is so Pretty! Love the Fantastic fall dp's and Lovely fall leaves! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Kate said...

Lovely card - inside and out! Your inked leaves look fabulous!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Deedee Anderson said...

Very pretty Fall card! I agree, it is wonderful in its simplicity, really allows the colors and your sweet greeting to shine. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Staying Crafty said...

Love it! Those leaves look fabulous :) Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday.

shelly said...

love your card...im ink /distresss obsessed ;) excellent job you did with that! love the leaves and papers you chose. thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesday:)

Kimberly said...

Cheryl this card is just gorgeous!! I love it!! Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

Glora said...

Ooh, I'm SO super in love with every detail of this card. The perfect stitching, the patterned paper, the perfectly placed leaves, EVERYTHING. And I love that it is a birthday card. What an awesome card for a fall birthday! Thanks so much for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

Cathryn said...

Very beautiful card. You picked the perfect paper! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

This is such a BEAUTIFUL fall card!I just LOVE the great colors,Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

Sheri said...

SO PRETTY inside and out! Thanks for joining our "Sew Simple" challenge this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)