Friday, September 22, 2017

The Presence of Wonder

Today I'm sharing a collage style autumn card that I tried to create in a CAS design.
I just can't seem to pull off the "lots of white space" needed to be truly CAS - but this card isn't quite as layered as I usually make so maybe it's kind of clean-and-simple?
I stamped off my background stamp before printing it on my cream cardstock, and then added a layer of leaves around the edge with different colors of distress ink. (Looks like distressed [and inked] edges are becoming my signature style!)
Supplies and Tools:
Script Background Stamp (Stampin' Up), Fantastic Foliage (Stampin' Up) Distress Inks (Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick, Pine Needles), Sponge Daubers. Burlap String, Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), Spiced Marmalade Distress Crayon, Watercolor Stamp Set (Tim Holtz), Copper Embossing Powder

This post linked to:
Double D Challenge - Sentiments/Quotes
ModSquad Challenge - Leaves
Little Red Wagon - Leaf it to me
Addicted to Stamps - Stamp a Background
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Autumn - Let's Drop the Leaves

14 comments: said...

Hi Esther, you've made a beautiful fall card. I love the warm colours and the design of your card.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Viv said...

I like this a lot Esther. I used to panic a bit over white space... now I think I always have too much white space and not a lot of anything else when I try CAS!

Danoesja said...

Hi Esther
This is so beautiful, i love your background with the text and leaves and that sentiment is so great and fits very well on your card.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

Darlene said...

This is AWESOME!! I love your design and the sentiment is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sentiments & Quotes’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Macimbalo said...

This is so gorgeous!!!! I love the background and the colors you used! Really stunning design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love the stamped leaves and the sentiment is nice! The distressing and inking add such a special touch.

Doris Klein said...

Wow.. that's just amazing! I love the background and the autumn colours! It's a perfect creation for my challenge... please visit it. I would be very glad if you do that!

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Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow I totally love what you have done with this card, I used the same ones from the wreath I just posted but I never saved the name of that set, gorgeous stye of your card and I just love the stamping around and the script background, great shading around the edges too!

Alex said...

OMG... this is an absolute wonderful creation. I love the distressed edges.

Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

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Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful Fall card, love the colors and your pretty leaves! Fantastic sentiment--I am always on the lookout!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Sentiments/Quotes, Donna, DT Member.

Kate said...

Such a fabulous card, Esther!! I love the gorgeous background you've created!!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

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GerJanne said...

Hi Esther,
this is a wonderful card! I love your stampwork, so beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at Do All Kreatives!

Jonnece said...

Such a wonderful card. I love the background. Thanks for joining us at 'Do-Al(l) Creatives'. Jonnece DT

Alma said...

Wow Esther, your card is so wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to stamps Challenge, Alma