Falling Leaves

Guest Designing for the Four Seasons Challenge
https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/
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Having another opportunity to be a guest designer for a challenge is exciting and somewhat scary at the same time. Creating something that may inspire others is a challenge all on its own. Upon thinking about this I decided to use my gilding flakes to create a background because the colours in mine remind me of fall. I used a sticky sheet to add the flakes and then cut the piece down to the size I required. I also wanted to try a small shaker and used a bottle die and insert from MFT. I die cut the opening and inserted the bottle shape into the opening. It was filled with leaves stamped onto some inked CS and most of them fussy cut, and I backed it with a scrap piece of vellum so it was sealed. The bottle comes with a stopper and I die cut several layers in dark brown gluing them together before adding to the bottle. The frame was cut using an old die but which brand and model I no longer remember. I cut several and stacked them together to get a bit of dimension and stability before adding it to the card front. The two larger leaves and sentiment are from an older GKD set called stitched leaves. Sentiment was cut from the same gilded flake layer left over and added to the black shadow layer. I went over the larger leaves with a gold pen where the dots were for added interest. My shaker is a bit tight, but the leaves do move if the card is shaken. As so often happens the photo doesn’t really do the card justice as it is quite vibrant in R.L. Thanks for spending time with me today.

14 thoughts on “Falling Leaves

  1. Your card is gorgeous. The background turned out fabulous. The colors are lovely. I do wish autumn was here. Thank you for being our guest designer this month. You did a great job.

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    1. Autumn always comes too soon for me. I’m happy you like this card and thanks for the opportunity to be a guest designer.

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  2. What a BEAUTIFUL design and a shaker too … wow you go girl! WELL DONE! Awesome inspiration … we are so thrilled to have you guest designing for us this challenge! Now I need to try using my gilding flakes in this manner. LOVE IT!!

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    1. thanks Darlene. I’m glad you like it. Gilding flakes are great but I find they float everywhere so I don’t use them as often as I should.

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  3. Thanks so much for the comments and the opportunity to guest design. It is an honor to be part of it. Get some gilding flakes but be prepared for clean up as they can be similar to glitter to clean up.

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  4. Beautiful card, Johanna. Congratulations on a Guest Designer. I don’t think I received notification of your post but glad I saw it to celebrate you.

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  5. I did wonder if the post notified people when it uploaded on schedule. Obviously it didn’t this time. I do find it challenging to keep up with our group because I don’t get any notifications from the site at all. I have to keep remembering to go take a look.

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