Sunday, October 2, 2022

Gilded Maple Leaf

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Hurricane Ian has spun it's way through North Carolina.
Hopefully it won't do any more damage.
We were blessed and didn't lose power and only have a few small branches
and leaves to clean up.  Others were not as lucky.  So much devastation!


I cut strips of watercolor paper and used re-inkers and water to color the strips.
Then I cut maple leaves from the strips and we made a similar card in my last class.

I used some a leftover leaf for this card and added some of the new to me
Tim Holtz Foundry Wax to add some glitz.

You can see that fabulous shine better here...

Can You Handle the Pressure - ATG Embossing with the twist of LEAVES
Double D - Things that Fall
Four Seasons - Fall
Tic Tac Toe - Left Column Down  (Leaves, Metallic, Embossing)
Simon Says Monday - Emboss It


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Everyday Sayings (HA), Splatter Stamp (?)
Ink:    Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Paper:   Neenah Natural, Dusty Durango, Watercolor (Arches Cold Press)
Other:  Leaf Bundle 3D EF (SSS), Large Maple Leaf Die (SSS), Mini Slimline Double Stitched Die (Kat Scrap), Gilded Foundry Wax (TH)


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Brenda in IN said...

I had decided I don't need Foundry Wax but I see now that was a totally wrong decision. This leaf is stunning and that wax gives such a gorgeous shine and color. This is a wonderful fall card and will bring happiness to the recipient.

I Card Everyone said...

I'm so glad you've updated us today! I've had you and my dear friend in N. Myrtle Beach in my thoughts and prayers!

Our friend Bobby treated me to a bottle of that foundry wax - I haven't had time to try it, but you've really sparked my intentions, Bonnie!
This is so gorgeous! Such a beautiful Maple leaf!

Cat Craig said...

Glad you have weathered the storm. Your card has so much autumn goodness in it. Love the bits of of gold on the leaf.

Susan said...

What a gorgeous card for autumn, Bonnie! Love the colours and the bits of shine from the Foundry Wax. I am so glad you came through Hurricane Ian with no power loss or damage. It's heartbreaking to see the damage in Florida (and in the Canadian Atlantic provinces from Hurricane Fiona).

Carole said...

Super stunning card Bonnie, love the colours and the sparkle. It really does the season proud. x

Nstiz said...

What a gorgeous leave, Bonnie and love your background embossing and splatter. This is such a fabulous design and your colors are spectacular. Love that was you used to me your leaf shine.

Sandy said...

This is right up my alley! Love this card. I really don't understand how you did this card using strips of paper and I have no earthly idea what Gilded Foundry Wax is. But I do know what I like when I see it!!!
Bravo Bonnie!
Sandy xx

Bobby said...

It's like you picked the leaf right off the tree and gave it a spa treatment with gold, Bonnie. Absolutley gorgeous!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful card! That leaf is absolutely STUNNING!!! And I love the embossing in the background too :)

Diane said...

Stunningly beautiful card!! Yes, the hurricane damage is devastating, I can't even imagine what they are going thru, this country has had the most bizarre crazy weather this year! Thank you so much for joining our challenges at Double D, Four Seasons and Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane DD, FS, CYHTP Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous card Bonnie, you really captured the fall colours and love the touch of shine ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Bonnie - love the shimmer and shine the wax gives to it

Barbara said...

Such an impressive card. The subtle background is pleasing with the gorgeous leaf. Altogether it makes for a beautiful card. We are about ready to go to our winter home in Naples and like you, we were very lucky to have little damage. Best wishes. Thanks for linking up at Double D Challenge.

jimlynn said...

Glad y'all didn't have any serious damage from the hurricane.
Love your card - that leaf looks so real! Beautiful.

Marcia Hill said...

Your leaf is just BEAUTIFUL Bonnie and I love the shine you achieved with it...soooo pretty! Loving your background too! And am also glad to hear you are safe and no damage to your home...the pictures of all the destruction Ian has left behind are just mind boggling and my heart just breaks for all those affected by it! Maybe Michigan and it's cold and looooong winters aren't so bad after all!! Take care. Hugs. :0)

Ellibelle said...

An absolutely beautiful card, Bonnie! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Four Seasons challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Darlene said...

Girlfriend ... you are just AMAZING! I LOVE your style and this card is a prime example of just how creative you are! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
I agree with you & the others ... so much devastation from Ian ... so so sad! My heart goes out to those who lost SO MUCH! I can't even imagine!! Our world is certainly a mess ... sure hope we can get it back under control but don't think that's going to happen anytime soon.
Back to happier thinking ... Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

Can You Handle the Pressure

PS ... and of course, thanks for also sharing this gorgeous card with us over on our Double D & Four Seasons Challenge Blogs. Always inspired by your designs! Good Luck

TK said...

LOVE the rich depth of colors on this fabulous fall card -- so pretty, especially with the gold highlights

Pat said...

What a fabulous maple leaf Bonnie, and I love the colours and wonderful gold shimmer using the wax, also the background leaf embossing, and the added spattering and pretty stamping on the sentiment plate and added gold pearls are just gorgeous finishing touches. I'm glad that Hurricane Ian left you virtually unscathed. x

HilaryJane said...

Gorgeous, wonderful colours and amazing splatters xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous leaf atop the embossed background, Bonnie!! So glad you're safe and relatively free from clean-up after Ian!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous maple leaf card, Bonnie! The leaf colors and the shiny effect of Foundry Wax are amazing! The leaf embossing in the background adds so much interest. I'm so glad to hear that you didn't have any serious damage. 
Hideko xx

Carol said...

Since I am splatter challenged, it is the first thing I noticed on your card (besides the pretty leaf!)!!! The texture and colors are great details i your card that capture fall perfectly! Thanks for joining us this week at Tic Tac Toe!

Leslie Miller said...

I adore all the layers of beauty on this colorful fall card! The shine on the leaf is gorgeous. Yes, Ian cut a wide swath of destruction. I'm glad you're okay. It will take quite a while for some areas to recover.

Stef Perry said...

Beautiful colors on that leaf, Bonnie and I so love the embossing and bits of splatter in the background to finish off this gorgeous autumn card! I'm so glad to read that you were out of the direct impact path of Hurricane Ian, it was indeed a mighty storm. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week! said...

Such a fabulous card with beautifully autumnal colours and the shine is magnificent.


Sandy said...

Congratulations on your win Bonnie!
Sandy xx

Trina P. said...

Relieved you are okay, but boy did Hurricane Ian leave his destructive mark.

Beautiful card. Your leaf is gorgeous and looks so realistic…I just want to reach out and grab it!

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful leaf over the wonderful leaf embossing folder Bonnie! xx

BożenA said...

Beautiful autumn card. It is certainly perfect for expressing intimacy with someone. I'm so glad you're safe and the hurricane was far away from you.

Karen Letchworth said...

I've been looking at, and commenting on, a lot of cards today. I have to say that this one is a favorite for sure. The lovely background and the sweet design are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.