Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Feelin' Fall

Since the theme of the Feline Playful blog hop is 'thankful' I decided to put together an autumn card. While I frequently have thoughts of thankfulness while strolling through burgeoning blossoms in the spring, marveling at the wonder of snowflakes, and delight at the sound of children's laughter in the midst of summer, there is just something special about autumn. I love the colors, the winding down of summer, the smells, the harvests...the season just lends itself to thoughts of thanks.

Season of Thanks
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Rustic White cardstock
~Lower edge of base card embossed using Ranger Gold embossing powder
~Plaid layer of ATD Foil, Glitter, Shimmer cardstock (a gift from sister Gail)
~Kraft cardstock dry embossed using Sizzix Fall Fence embossing folder and Cuttlebug - raised areas spot colored using Copics - edges smudged using Distress Inks
~Three maple leaf metal brads
Challenges and Inspirations
House of Gilli - embossing
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - autumn and kraft paper
My Kraft Spot - fall leaves
Pile it On - colors of autumn
Crazy 4 Challenges - card or project with pumpkins
Our Daily Bread Designs - fall colors or theme
Raise the Bar - fall leaves
Our Craft Lounge - fall colors photo inspiration

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, this is STUNNING!!! What a gorgeous, fall card. Love the way you've colored the leaves different colors and the distressing is wonderful. Fabulous card!

  2. Love the embossing and coloring! Great card!

  3. Oh how beautiful!! I just love the embossing and your colored leaves with the distressing. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge.

  4. Amazing card! Never seen embossing used the way you did!

  5. Super cute fall card. Love the embossed image and how you added a bit of fall color goodness to it.

  6. your card is lovely i really like the embossing with just a bit of color its very warm and inviting :)

  7. Wow wow wow. Such an inspiration! Seriously, I want to make this RIGHT NOW! Fantastic work on the leaves.

  8. What a pretty card and a fab hop !
    Happy International Day of Gratitude thanks for all that you do on feline playful - it's one of my daily stops !
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  9. Great card....fun hop! Thanks! Like the Fall look and thanks for the idea!

  10. Gorgeous card !!! I love the embossing and all the details you added !! I looked at this embossing folder yesterday and almost bought it...looks like I might have to go back and give it a home !! TFS Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  11. wonderful job, I love it!! Thanks for Sharing

  12. what a lovely card.
    and just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all the hard work you put into maintaining the FP blog.
    it certainly makes life so much easier!!

    Kathleen Mc xx

  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Love it. Thank you for joining us at House of Gilli challenges.

  14. Oh, what amazing embossing! Love, love how you colored parts of the image. This is just adorable, and so perfect for our fall challenge at the Kraft Journal this week. Thanks so much for playing along.

  15. This is gorgeous! I love the embossing! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!


  16. Beautiful card!! I love colored the embossed leaves! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  17. What a pretty card, love the tree and the pretty fall leafs! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

  18. This is wonderful, I miss fall in New England we don't get true fall in the south. Thanks for playing at OCL this week.

  19. WOW. great use of embossing, that tree and the leaves look fabulous. I also like your inked edges. great card. thanks for playing with us at PIO.

  20. Hi Nancy! First off, what a gorgeous design! Your beautiful card makes me smile with that great technique. I love the embossing and highlighted colored areas. Thank you for joining us this week at Raise The Bar as we 'leave' summer!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  21. Lovely fall scene and the coloring highlights make it so wonderful.

  22. I love the embossing folder you have used! What a great tree/fence etc. Wonderful card.

  23. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar
    Love Jan

  24. What a lovely card! Now I need to find that embossing folder ;)
    Kindest regards,

  25. Wow ! Lovely card ! Tks for playing along with us at House of GILLI this week !

  26. Hi my blogging buddy,I thought I'd commented on this gorgeously embossed beauty,blogger must be playing tricks on me! I'm hoping you're ok my friend,I haven't heard from you in ages,so unlike you! Hope your ok,Love and hugs,Julie.x


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