Friday, November 4, 2011

Autumn Leaves

Happy Friday, friends!


Ahhh....no alarms to be set tomorrow.  Now, if we could just convince the three dogs, and our two old bodies that there's no need to get up at O-Dark-Thirty!  

I have a 10 minute card to share with you today.  I saw that Sugar Creek Hollow was having a vellum challenge, and it sounded enticing.  I really can't remember the last time I crafted with a sheet of vellum.  Here's my card.

This was really difficult to photograph, so I included two photos, hoping to show that all of the leaves are embossed.


I began by scoring and folding my card.  I cut a piece of Vellum, stamping the sentiment first. Then, I randomly stamped three different leaves on the vellum.  While the ink was still wet, I covered the entire surface with Transcendence embossing powder, and quickly tapped of the excess and heat embossed.  The vellum piece was attached to patterned paper with staples, then attached to the card front.  
Ten minutes...gotta love it! 

Supplies: Vellum, Kaleidacolor Autum Leaves Ink, Brown Staz-On Ink, Tim Holtz Tiny Stapler, Transcendence Embossing Powder, Kraft Cardstock, DCWV Autumn Matstack

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any questions about today's card, please feel free to ask. 

Have a great weekend,

Patti J.

Food for thought:  
Inflation hasn't ruined everything...
I found out today that you can still use a dime as a screwdriver!!!!!

33 comments:

Danni said...

This is beautiful! Truly a fantastic card!

Bonnie Weiss said...

I never think of using vellum...the results are always so nice and your card is no exception, Patti.

Amanda Mertz said...

So pretty! Love how the fall colors are peeking through the vellum and embossed leaves. I haven't used vellum in a long time...mus try it again this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great week! TFS!

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful!!!

Lorie said...

Oh, Patti...that is just lovely!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow Patti, those leaves are sooooo pretty! Love the vellum effect!
And yes, I'm hoping for a lie in tomorrow too ... how come its an absolute drag getting out of bed during the week at 6.30, and yet on Saturday's I'm wide awake at that time!!

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous card Patti, never knew you could heat emboss on vellum, always thought it would burn. Love the great words also. x

Rachel said...

This is beautiful!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the pretty leaves embossed on the vellum. I have never heard of that type of embossing powder.
I am looking forward to no alarm at 5:45am myself for a couple days, but I will probably wake up anyway and with the time change I will be awake in the middle of the night! D'oh!
Thanks for sharing your pretty card! :)

Laurie Unger said...

Patti - this is absolutely gorgeous!

Betty Benton said...

Stunning card, Patti! Gotta love those beautiful leaves!!

Rufus said...

Always forget to use vellum for much else than sentiments. For some reason I'm fond of stamping and heat embossing sentiments on vellum then cutting them out before attaching. Pretty!
R/

Iris said...

Love this card! The embossing is gorgeous and the different colors on the leaves are very fall looking too! You made a really good card in record time! Have a good day sleeping in!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow Patti this is a ten min card!! I cant believe it I love the look of vellum. We dont get it easily here in India-- I love how you have embossed the leaves-- such a work of art.
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful and elegant card you created, Patti!!!! I love the embossing and how you attached it with staples...soooo artsy!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Gorgeous and I bet even more so IRL!

Pat said...

Wow beautiful Patti!
Have a great week-end.
Hugs xx

Olga said...

beautiful!!!!! My dogs get us up by 5;30 am on the weekend.....I get them up at 5am during the week, so guess it's pay back LOL

The Other Patti Sue said...

10 mins to create the pure gorgeousness... you rock GF!

Shirley said...

Your card is gorgeous adn the EP is wonderful!! Where did you get yours? How lovely!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is so pretty. I love the multicolored leaves. The embossing brings them to life. Thanks for playing along with Sugar Creek Hollow this week. See you again soon,
Renee
SCH DT

Beate said...

Patti, this is beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Brenda said...

Spectacular Autumn card Patty! Sorry I have been MIA lately, life has keep me very busy and intruded on my crafty time. I have missed some fabulous work.
Hugs,
Brenda

Audrey Frelx said...

Your vellum card turned out GORGEOUS!!! And the embossing job you did looks just amazing, my friend!

Hugs!

Donna said...

Beautiful card!

Vicki said...

Patti this is so pretty! I love vellum and don't use it enough either! Clever to use staples to hold it down! Don't get up too early tomorrow!!

HUGS!
Vicki

Glenda Atkins said...

So gorgeous Patti!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow -- how impressive and gorgeous! This really is a show stopper, Patti. Beautiful fall creation.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is one amazing use of vellum! I love the whole feel of it!

Chelsea said...

This is a great fall card! Love those A*Muse leaves!

Melisa Waldorf said...

I haven't worked on vellum in forever either and I love how the colors of the patterned paper show through. This look is wonderful! It's 6pm and we are almost home! yeah! We ended up staying an extra day since my daughter was there. I hope you have had a fabulous weekend!

Patti P. said...

Patti, can't believe I am just now finding your card, so sorry. I love the embossed leaves and sentiment on your vellumn and the dp peeking through. I am so happy that you played at Sugar Creek Hollow this week with us.
Patti SCH/DT

Deedee Anderson said...

Oh my -- this is simply STUNNING, Patti! You captured Fall perfectly in this card, in all it's glory. And just 10 minutes? Seriously? Might have to give this technique a try. Thanks so much for sharing!