Celebrate an Autumn Birthday

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I have a good friend whom I only get to see once or twice a year, but we always get together in November for our birthdays, which are just 10 days apart. For her birthday, I made an autumn-inspired card.
I used the Viva la Verve November 2013 Week 2 sketch for the overall design. The sentiment banner is edged with a Krylon Copper Leafing Pen, and I embossed the Verve sentiment with a gold embossing powder, then stamped over it with a white pigment ink. The small pennant trim was cut from kraft cs and sponged with Distress Inks, then I stamped it with a decorative design from Verve's On Occasion stamp set. The leaves were die cut from glossy cs and colored with several colors of alcohol ink. The oak leaves lean toward being purple, and the maple leaf is more orange. I made the spots on the maple leaf by dipping a textured cloth in alcohol and pressing it lightly on the leaf. I curled the edges of the leaves before gluing them to the card.
Here's a peek at the inside. The leaf embellie came from Michael's bargain bin a couple of years ago.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a great day!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve November 2013 Week 2 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Got Ink?
613 Avenue Create Challenge #45: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist-Holiday Thanks
Challenges 4 Everybody #33: Anything Goes


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Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty! Love the beautiful foliage! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

~ginny said...

I really like the torn edges and the leaves are outstanding! Thanks for explaining how you achieved that look! Thank you for playing “Anything Goes" at our house!
~ginny DT for 613 Ave Create
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Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Cheryl this is just lovely, I can't get over how real those leaves look, excellent work!!

Unknown said...

Cheryl, Love this creation especially the paper you chose! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

Chana Malkah said...

Outstanding design! the color are beautiful and are well integrated through out the design. I particularly like the "banner" motif. A very cohesive design with beautiful layers and wonderful embellishment. Love your leaves! Thanks for stopping in our Neighborhood and dropping this beauty off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Edie said...

What attracted me to your lovely card was that big beautiful blue bow. What an impact. Your card is so tastefully executed. Smashing! Thanks coming from 613 Avenue create.

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful Autumn card! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Ave Create challenge.

My Creative Therapy said...

Hi it's Kathi the Co-Owner at 613 Avenue Create and I wanted to let you know that I chose your card for our Top 3 this week! Congratulations and stop by to pick up your badge!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! Love the fall themed birthday card. The copper leaf makes a great embellishment. I am sure your friend will love this. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and how you played up the blue in the paper with that gorgeous ribbon. I can really see the gloss on the leaves. Love the idea of using glossy paper and adding color with alcohol inks. Really a lovely fall birthday card!