Saturday, 9 October 2010

Autumn Leaves...


Hi folks! Wow what a gorgeous day we are having today. The sun is shining and it's t-shirt weather again... big smiles all round :o) I made this card using stamps from the House Mouse Designs Autumn collection, from the plate called 'Leaves'.
The cute image reminded me of a lattice frame shape that I have on my Cricut Gypsy. I die cut one in brown card to use in the background over some Provocraft patterned paper (have had this stack in my stash for years!) I stamped the image and coloured it in with Prismacolour pencils and Sansodor. I then carefully cut the image out with a craft knife. I measured and cut a gold frame for the image.... with a good old fashioned ruler and craft knife. I tied three brown sheer ribbon knots to the frame before adhering to the background with foam tape to add dimension. The flowers are by Prima and I added gems to the centres. The leaves are punched using a Martha Stewart punch.
I had a small strip of the backing paper left so I thought I would put it to good use inside the card. I cut the leaf on my Cricut; the stamped sentiment is also from the 'Leaves' stamp plate; I tied more ribbon to the leaf and distressed the edges with ink. Lots of space on this one for the sender to write their message.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

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14 comments:

Rach said...

wow Sandra this is fantastic and so creative.xx

sugarplum said...

Funnily enogh I was watching a repeat of a Joanna Sheen show today on C&C when I saw this sample and immediately knew it was one of yours! Its lovely and the lattice is an unusual touch You always come up woth such original creations
Fi x

Tara said...

This really is brilliant Sandra.... so inventive and the effect is amazing!
Hugs Tara xx

Julie said...

Wow Sandra - stunning!! The lattice frame is inspired and looks fabulous with the mices!! Hugs, Juliexx

Lindsey said...

Well this is just too gorgeous for words! Thankyou for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week x

Mandi said...

Fantastic card, love what you've done with the trellis
Super colours

mandi xx

Fiona said...

Wonderful card Sandra, well done on all that cutting out with a craft knife! Great colouring, (I love the soft effect that pencils give) and fabby backing paper and design.
We didn't get any sun in the north part of Sx. today, hope to see it tomorrow.

Juls said...

this is amazing!!! Just Love the dimesnsion you have created! Hugs Juls

Marina said...

Another gorgeous card Sandra!
I love that image, the colours are beautiful and the details are absolutely fantastic.

Hugs,
Marina

Gemma said...

fab card, Sandra, so sweet! Thanks for joining in the fun this week over at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

Tracey Feeger said...

Wonderful card. Love the image and the colours are just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something. Hope to see you back next week.
mwah
Trace

Lily said...

Wow, Sandra this is fantastic, love all the earth tones and your cutting work.

Hugs,
Lily

Julia Moss said...

Stunning card. thanks for playing along at Charisma

retriever said...

Wonderfull cards Sandra.
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