Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fabulous Fall ...

I loved fall when I lived on the East Coast ... Living in California now ... we really do not have too much changes in the seasons . The Temperature goes down a bit and sometimes we get a little rain .
To signify the changes in the seasons in my home ... I fill all the plug ins with the pumpkin spice scent and all the hand soaps get changed to fall scents. Thank you Bath and Body works. It is official it's fall in my house there are lots of sweet smells.
This week at The Rubber Cafe the Challenge is Elegant fall themed cards . When I think of elegant cards I usually grab embossing powder. What do you reach for when making elegant cards ?

For the card that I made this week I used ...




On this project I used May Arts Fall die cut leaves .. The orange color was not exactly what I wanted so I altered it . I was not sure if you could heat emboss on the ribbon with out melting it . I was impressed that it worked ... This is a sign of a very good quality ribbon . To heat emboss on the ribbon you start with applying some Versa-Mark and then add some embossing powder and then HEAT moving the tool frequently.


Before and After

The Challenge this week is to Create a beautiful "Elegant" fall card or altered item.
For a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to TheRubberCafe.com to purchase anything that you want.

For the swirled embellishment on the front and the inside of the card I used Viva Decor pens. I have to tell you I am very impressed on how fast they dry and their shine . I think that they are a very nice accent on cards and scrapbook layouts . The ultra fine tip allows for accurate placement.

See the *Hint* below to create your own metallic paper
I even decked out the inside of the card. Using some of the scrap pieces of paper that I created using embossing powder. Its very hard to find metallic paper to match embossing powders .
Tip: Take your Versa-Mark and press it on to cardstock and sprinkle embossing powder over it and heat ...now you have a matching paper and you can use your dies cuts and punches on it with out issue.

To get the leaves to have a subtle color I took Faber-Castell water color pencils and shaded lightly on the leaves. I then took my water brush and colored in a circular motion to spread the color around . I took my heat tool to them to dry them quick and then took our Lil' Inkerz to the leaves and distressed the edges . Bend and mold your leaves by taking the end of a paint brush or a capped pen to create that fallen dried out leaf look .





The Winner for this weeks Challenge is Inky Pinky Crafts ... Please email us at design-team@therubbercafe.com
Thank you for playing along


Hope all of you have a INKY week

Stamping Queen
Melissa

3 comments:

Sabrina MacD said...

Fall is my favorite time if year, and this card certainly reminds me of home. Great job it's beautiful.

Certified Scrapaholic said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love fall, it is the best time of the year!!!

Cher~ said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors and techniques. Your leaves came out so very pretty. I love fall too, but have a hard time getting in the fall spirit until Winter down here in S. Florida.