Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Woodworking...

Well, it sure felt like it at least.  I sat down to play with my new Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder last night ...simply awesome!   This week's challenge over at the Ippity forum in Splitcoaststampers was for a fall card, so it seemed like the perfect excuse to try out the folder and play with some of my favorite color pallete.  (Just a note, before I embossed, I took my Vintage Photo distress ink pad and smeared it all over the inside of the folder - both sides.)  Now, the colors I used were chosen for me over at the Play Date Cafe.   This week's challenge was to use Pumpkin, Plum and beige.  The inspiration photo was off these beautiful old wooden wine barrels - which is what inspired me to use the embossing folder in the first place.  The patterned paper I used was from Pink Paislee and Jenni Bowlin.  The stamps were all {ippity, from the "Fall for You" and "House A Home"   sets.  I colored the leaves in with a Dove pen and my SU! markers.  Buttons, trim, twine and a leaf pin are the finishing touches.


Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful week!  Thanks for your visit and kind comments, they really mean so much to me!

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16 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Wow you did an awesome job, love the EF, it so looks like wood in the background, love the colors and all the detail you have on the card, just beautiful.

Amber said...

What a gorgeous card! Love it! The texture from the embossing is really great and your colors are amazing!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Elisabeth,

What a gorgeous card! Love all the matching embellies, they really finish it and that embossing folder is so perfect for this card!! The leafs are pretty and I love the way you attached them to the card. I just ordered that set myself yesterday and can't wait for it to reach me! ;-) Fabulous work!

Hugs,
Wendy

Scrapenabler said...

Love your card! That makes me want to add that embossing folder to my collection.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love the texture and colors.

Julie Ranae said...

An absolutely terrific card for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. Love the layers and the rustic feel.
So glad you played along with us.

Julie Ranae said...

An absolutely terrific card for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. Love the layers and the rustic feel.
So glad you played along with us.

KER said...

gorgeous...the colors and details really make this a great card

Creative said...

Gorgeous card!

cardsister said...

What a talent you are! Such a beautiful card!

Dixie said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful use of the colours, and that embossing folder is really fabulous.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful fall card using this weeks colors. Your elements looks wonderful on the woodgrain folder. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

Fab use of the woodgrain. Beautiful! Love the design and beautiful fall card. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

Andrea Ewen said...

Awesome card, looks like you took the sketch literally with that woodgrain...so cool! And I love that super hemp trim, I've not seen anything like that! Great job with the colors, thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY GOODNESS---this is FAB FAB FAB! I love the embossing and the colors--the leaves...the sentiment! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! Thanks for playing along and joining us in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Teressa Thompson said...

Beautiful! I love how this came out. It's fun and cool!

Tee