Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thankful Leaf for CAS Mix Up

November 1st and time for a new challenge at CAS Mix Up!

It's my turn to host this month's challenge.

In case you hadn't noticed, I love embossing folders!
I love the texture that embossing gives without making a card super busy.

But I found there are lots of other things you can do with embossing folders.

Check out the tutorials at the Challenge Site and see what you can come up with.

The Design Team and our Fantastic Guest Designer, Cornelia
have wonderful samples to amaze and inspire you.

To make this card, I die cut a circle a little larger than the die cut
circle frame and dry embossed it.

I edged the embossed circle with Versamark ink and 
heat embossed with some gold embossing powder.

The leaf is die cut from the Layering Leaves Die from
some watercolor paper that has been colored with Lindy's Magicals.
(The leaf is more green than teal IRL.)

You really can't see the sparkle, but it's there.

To keep all the little pieces intact, I carefully removed the paper from
the die and spread some liquid adhesive on the back.

I die cut the leaf again from gold foil and popped
all the pieces out.

The sentiment is a Die Cut Thankful with a stamped
and heat embossed for you.

I've tied a little piece of gold twine around the stem with a few
mini gold beads strung on it.

My mixed media are Embossing Folder, Stamping, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting and Beads.

This challenge is open until the 24th.
Hope you'll join us.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Everyday Happiness (PTI)
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:   Confetti (ret. SU), Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Gold Foil (SU)
Other:  Layering Leaves Die (C9), Words of Gratitude Die (PB), Infinity Circles Dies (HA), Lindy's Magicals, Fall Leaf EF (Darice)


BożenA said...

I love your layered circle. It looks great and perfectly exposes your colorful leaf. I love your project, Bonnie!

Mac Mable said...

The gold embossed edging draws your eyes right in to the fabulous leaf die cut. Loving the texture from the embossing folder and the colours of the leaf are wonderful. The little beads and the gold on the sentiment die cut look stunning too x.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie! This is so elegant with the gold accents. LOVE that beautiful die-cut leaf with the pretty colours from magicals. Looks just perfect on the leafy dry embossed background. Love the addition of the string of gold beads and gold die-cut sentiment. Beautiful card, my friend! xx

Izzy Scrap said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie ! Love the dry embossed circle with the golden edge, it is perfect to highlight this stunning heart. Such beautiful shades of green. The gold sentiment and the tiny beads are also fabulous. Really beautiful CAS card. Love it ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring. x

Julia Aston said...

The gold embossed edge on your embossed circle is lovely Bonnie - I love the greens on your beautiful wreath and the repeat of gold in the outline, the fiber and sentiment! xx

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW this is gorgeous! I never think to use embossing folders. The framing is exquisite! LOVE this one!

Cathy said...

So much gorgeous texture on this beautiful card Bonnie! Love the touches of gold, Cathy x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful dry embossed textured circle for your frame and gorgeous foil leaf with the pretty embellishments. I love all your gold accents, Bonnie with your white card base. A wonderful sentiment too. TFS and choosing such an inspiring challenge, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome! Why don't I never think about using just a bit of an embossing folder? The gold accents truly make your card shine! Thanks for having me as GDT! What fun!

Maxine D said...

Love the embossing on this beautiful card Bonnie - the gold edge on the embossed layer is ideal, and that leaf is to die for!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie! Love the look of that leaf against the embossed white circle...really pops! And all that gold really makes this an elegant thank you card...just lovely!! :0)

Bobby said...

I love all the touches of gold, Bonnie, and that leaf is beautiful. I love the beads too. This is such a gorgeous card.

JoAnn said...

Wow Bonnie, I love your beautiful card with the embossed circle and the gold edges, so pretty. The leaf is pretty with the gold overlay. The gold die cut sentiment ties it all together. TFS

Christine Alexander said...

Stunning Bonnie,just the perfect amount of texture behind your beautiful gold leaf and that gold edging so pretty :)

Heather said...

Your layered background is very cool. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jo Manna said...

This card is so CAS with great attention to detail dear friend. I adore that punch of gold creating elegance and harmony to this beauty. I do adore the bead finish, my kinda card ;)
The black border keeps the eyes focused on that beautiful leaf, I believe you when you say the sparkle is so very present. Such a refined card, xx

Susan said...

The embossed circle looks fabulous being a bit larger than your circle frame and I love the gold embossing around the embossed circle - such a great way to make it stand out and to tie it to your gold foil layer on the beautiful leaf and to the gold sentiment.

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely card Bonnie, I love your beautiful coloured leaf.

Trina P. said...

Just beautiful, Bonnie. That Lindy’s Magicals leaf is gorgeous and I’m sure it’s even more so IRL. Fabulous idea to edge the embossed circle and heat embiss in gold... highlights the leaf perfectly! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so gorgeous and elegant, Bonnie! The edged embossed circle panel, the circle frame, and the leaf make a wonderful center piece. I especially LOVE the die-cut leaf beautifully colored with Magicals and embellished with the gold bead piece! It's so pretty! The leaf and the die-cut sentiment are placed at a slight angle, and that creates a playful feeling.
Hideko xx

AlisonC said...

This is a very special card with such interesting ideas. Thanks for this challenge, I am having such a lot of fun with it.

Susanne Vargas said...

That beautiful leaf with the twine framed on the embossed circle - I am completely smitten! Thanks for the inspiration!