Sunday, 20 October 2013

Autumn Flower by Alison (Craftytrog)

Hello Stampers! I have an Autumn inspired card to share with you today.


Here's how I made it...

Start by making an A4 background, using Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, fired brick & peeled paint), & Tim Holtz's Scribble Stain Distress technique.
Cut a piece of background, approx. 5" square. Randomly stamp some small leaves from Katy Fox's Leaves Plate, using peeled paint & spiced marmalade Distress Inks. Edge with Aged Gold embossing powder, matt on to black card, then attach to a 6x6" kraft card blank.


To make the 'flower', stamp and gold emboss six large leaves & two small leaves, on the previously made background.
Cut out the leaves & ink the edges with peeled paint Distress Ink. Assemble the flower with a small flat brad, then glue some buttons to the centre. Make the stalk, by colouring some seam binding with peeled paint Distress Stain, then twisting it, & gluing it to the card with glossy accents.
Glue the flower & leaves in place with glossy accents.
To finish, stamp the phrase onto some leftover background, cut it out, gold emboss the edges, matt on black card, then attach to the card as shown.

I hope my bright, Autumn card inspires you,
Thanks for visiting,
Alison xxx

17 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

Fabulous colours and textures. Julie Ann xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fab card Alison! Gorgeous background and I love how you made the flower out of those leaves, - brilliant!

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous!!!!

chrissies said...

Wonderful colours and a beautiful flower

Chrissie x

Sid said...

Nice one Ali ! Love your background and embossing !

Helen said...

It's a beautiful card, Alison, I love the bright colours - could do with it this grey damp Sunday morning, lol!! Love the flower too.

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous card. The background is gorgeous & I love how you made the flower petals.

Monique Deconinck k said...


Couleurs d automne superbe
Bravo alison
Biz
Monique

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The colours radiate Autumn - such a pretty card.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Amazing, such a wonderful card, love the colors and the flower.

whyducks said...

Lovely Alison

Janny said...

Beautiful background and flowers. Janny

Artyjen said...

Love the embossed leaves and that you made them into a flower....looks fab ;)
xoxo Sioux

massofhair said...

STUNNING card, wonderful flower! Really love your creation:-) x

butterfly said...

How glorious - so clever to use the leaves as flower petals, and that background is stunning!
Alison xx

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

what a gorgeous card !!

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful colours and that flower is just stunning. This would brighten up a grey day perfectly.
Juliax