Friday, September 17, 2010

Swirling Autumn Leaves

The starting point for this card was when I saw the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I really liked the idea of using offset scallops on a card and wanted to use an autumn theme for Jenny’s "Fall into Autumn"challenge and Hero Arts’ “Everything Autumn” challenge.

Swirling Autumn Leaves
Stamps (Hero Arts) Scattered Leaves, Flourish Background, Scallop Borders and Messages.

I embossed the Flourish Background in white on a piece of fabric from an upholstery fabric sample book. The leaves are clear embossed on scraps of upholstery fabric. Because the embossing is all over the leaves they didn’t fray when I cut them. Even if they did fray I wouldn’t mind because it would give that tattered autumn look. I clear embossed some pieces of card with a scallop from the Scallop Borders set and layered them. To finish I just added some gems and machine stitching.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

19 comments:

Rosemary said...

what a gorgeous card, heather! i love all the use of the fabric! amazing!

Lin said...

Love your use of fabric, my friend! Beautifully done!

walchowDesign said...

Ooh! Heather this is so gorgeous! I love the colours combi which used on the fabric! Like the idea that you stamped the sentiments on the
scallop borders, it gives a special touch to the card! Good luck with challenges!

Patricia said...

great card i love it =P

Michele Gross said...

This is awesome! I LOVE that you embossed on fabric! Very cool :) Glad you played with us at Wee Memories!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is fabulous, Heather! Thank you for joining us at Wee Memories this week! :)

jintyoo7 said...

Good grief, Heather is there no end to your creativity.
BEAUTIFUL!!!

amber said...

beautiful card - i love all the various textures...i bet it is even more beautiful in person!!!

Laurel said...

What a fantastic card!
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Trinh said...

I love the texture that the fabric adds and the colors are so yummy & warm!

MelissaS said...

This is a great card! I Love all the texture and the use of the fabric

Sue McRae said...

Love the texture from the fabric Heather and the colourful scallops are wonderful!

Jill said...

Love the way you positioned the leaves! They look like they are falling right off a tree. The scallops look PERFECT, too! They really tie in all the autumn colors. AND your mix of fabric and stamping always stops me in my tracks!!!

Tiffany said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the layering of the scalloped edges!

onecraftymama said...

This is beautiful - I really love the look of the embossing on fabric. I want to try!

Virginia L. said...

Love the scallop borders and fabric! Well done, Heather!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful idea! Love the clean lines of your fabric leaves and lovely scallops!

Cath said...

Hey Heather Maria! Thanks for entering the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)

Yogi said...

clean and simple. Very pretty results.

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