This card has been percolating in my head for awhile, ever since I saw this lovely creation by Shana at Stress Free Stampin (her blog is GREAT -- I highly encourage you to stop by and spend hours looking over her lovely creations!).
As my creative process began, I found myself deviating from her original design (that tends to happen from time to time ;-) and here is the result!
The leaves were cut using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die out of Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Always Artichoke cardstock. They were hand embossed, crinkled and distressed, then peppered with waterspots, courtesy of French Foliage, and dabbed with Champagne Shimmer Paint for some shine.
The stamped tree image is from everybody's favorite - Lovely as a Tree - which was colored using Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and More Mustard, and more shimmer paint (Masculine cards are allowed to have some glam, right?!?!).
Toss in some Early Espresso Core'dinations cardstock, zipped through the bigshot and sanded to give it a woodgrain texture, add in some Newsprint DSP, Sponge the edges with some Soft Suede ink and then tie everything off with some Bakers Twine and a beautiful bronze button.
I'll be passing this card around at work tomorrow for my colleagues to sign - it's for coworker's birthday. Hopefully everyone will fall for it as much as I have (get it? Fall? BWAHAHAHA!)
ANYWHO, thanks so much for taking a peek!
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