Friday 16 September 2016

Autumn thanks ...

After a hectic week I've been lucky to get an early start to the weekend - school was closed today because of flooding!  So a bonus day off deserved to be dedicated to crafting ... although I haven't managed to finish many cards I have had fun!!  I did manage to finish this card:

This card took quite a lot of "drying" time and "patience"!  The panel is created using the 'iron-off' embossing technique.  I began with inking the panel with fossilised amber then stamped a few leaves with Versamark ink and heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  I then inked the panel with carved pumpkin, stamp some leaves with Versamark ink before heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  I continued this process a further three times - allowing the layers to dry before stamping and embossing. When finished I then ironed off the embossing to reveal the vibrancy of all the colours.  I die cut the panel creating a frame and mounted the panel using fun foam to lift it from the frame. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with white on a small piece of vellum.

I used:
UNIKO: Beautiful Blooms I and Pure Florals Gerbera
STAMPlorations: Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments
Distress Inks - Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple and Fired Brick
WOW Clear and White Embossing Powder

I'm entering the following challenges:

UNIKO Challenge #36

Addicted to Stamps and More #211

TIME OUT #66 Photo Challenge



  1. wow this sounds so complicated but what a stunning look, love the added dimension and I adore the rich colours. So good to see this delight at TO

  2. Holy cow, Elaine, this is incredible! I thought that was a piece of pp; you have such amazing talent!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Wow - what patience you must have! Stunning card. Love it x

  4. Just had to pop in Elaine and say what an absolute stunner of a card you've made, I love the perfect beautiful Autumn colours
    Donna xx

  5. WOW! Your card is amazing, the technique sounds fabulous (though I'm not sure I'd have the patience!) AND your use of Uniko stamps - stunning! Thank you so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  6. What a beautiful card. All your hard work truly paid off. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  7. Love those rich autumnal colours Elaine, all your hard work was certainly worth it.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  8. Great Autumn card Elaine, just love the pretty colours.So sorry I am late commenting,lots going on ;) Viv xx

  9. Just great to see how you lifted that panal with the gorgeous autumn leaves! Such great stamping... Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us again!

  10. WOW what a gorgeous card with fantastic colours and such a great technique! I never heard of it but the result is stunning! Thank you for joining us at ATSM !
    Kamila DT

  11. Simply FANtastic Elaine. You work these superb techniques to perfection and inspire me every time. Love the bold colours and superb mix of Autumn tones. Thanks for playing along with us at Uniko this week. Sarah

  12. Wow! This is stunning! I love the glow of the warm colours and the depth you've created using this technique. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.


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