Autumn Days

Wednesday, 14 October 2015
I created this card for the indigoblu Autumn days challenge.

The challenge was to create something that makes you think of Autumn. My card definitely does not look like a typical Autumn card with leaves, oranges, reds and golds. Let me explain. I live in Perth Western Australia. Our Autumn is really just an extension of summer with (hopefully) slightly cooler but still warm temperatures. This card represents what Autumn means for me.

I used blue card and a blue distress ink background to represent the blue, clear skies we have in autumn. The gold touches represent the sun. Due to the slightly cooler conditions in Autumn, it is a good growing season so I have used the flowers and green leaves to represent this and dragonflies are always around in Autumn here. I love how they hover and flit about.

I used the Live, Laugh, Breathe stamp set to create an easel card. I stamped each  flower twice and the leaves three times and coloured them with distress inks. The images are so beautifully detailed and that they don't need a lot of complicated colouring.

I fussy cut the flowers out and layered them on the front of the card. I popped up parts of the petals on each flower with foam tape. I also curled the leaves slightly and popes them up with foam tape. I added copper micro beads to the centre of each flower. Look at the dimension this has created.

I stamped the dragonflies twice on vellum and embossed them with gold embossing powder. I then stamped over the top of them with black ink to provide detail to the dragonflies, and layered them on the card.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment and the lacy border stamp in gold embossing powder.

I hope you enjoyed the card I created for this challenge.

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