Friday, September 13, 2013

Floating Leaves Accordian Card

I LOVE the accordion die Karen Burniston  designed for Sizzix....
I have seen several done with acetate and thought I would give a try....
My only tip is, next time I would use a thinner acetate, so it will bend better...
 
 
I cut my leaves with a new die from Impression Obsession "small leaves"
 
 


I painted the leaves with Autumn Twinkling H2O's...
I just love the shimmer it gives them.....
the sentiment stamped on the last piece
 is from JustRite stamp set called Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves.....
 
 
I stamped it with Staz-On Olive Green ink.....
It reads "we live for the bounties of fall, but the harvest of friendship is blessed above all.
I love that sentiment!!!!
 
I also love the fact that the leaves look as though they are "floating"....
I had this sitting up on a shelf in my kitchen yesterday and my daughter came in
spied and said "that is really pretty, where did you get that?"
that made me feel good, and I had great pleasure telling her I made it.
 
I am entering this in a few challenges
one is Joan's Gardens to:
  • Include Leaves on your card
  • Fall colors
  • Tree and/or bird
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
  •  My products purchased from Joan's Gardens are the accordion die and the JustRite
  • stamp set
I am also entering this as my 2nd entry in the JustRite Friday Challenge "Autumn Splendor
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24 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG these are AMAZING and absolutely beautiful! LOVE the one with the acetate ... what a fabulous idea! WOW!! I just can't stop looking at them ... SO COOL!!!
WINNER's FOR SURE (in my book!)
WOW!

Lisa said...

Absolutely stunning, Diane!! I love, love it!! Don't you just love the accordion die??!! You did a fabulous job my friend!! I love the tree!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mrs. Swandog said...

Awesome! Love love this card...floating leaves now that's fall!

Nancy Hill said...

/Beautiful card and very unique - love how it focuses on the fall leaves

Createology said...

Floating Leaves is beautiful. What a lovely design. Creative Bliss...

Mulberry Mindy said...

Great Fall Card, Diane. I also purchased the Sm. Leaf die from IO, but haven't had a chance to use it. Maybe this weekend. Love the acetate with the "floating leaves", just like they are falling from my trees!
Mindy

http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

Joan Fricker said...

Diane, absolutely Gorgeous! Great idea using the acetate and this die together. Great job.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

SiskiyouSue said...

This is an amazing card! I am fascinated by the accordian folds, but yours is by far the best I have seen. The acetate gives a totally unexpected effect!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful ... breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!

Kellie 0:) said...

Love Love LOVE this technique. Beautiful. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Brenda said...

What an amazing card! I love the clear card stock, makes your leaves and sentiment is flowing down! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

Bonnie said...

This is so amazing!!! I love the leaves and how they seem to be floating softly to the ground! And the sentiment is wonderful!

Shona said...

This card is so interesting and so different,I just think it's amazing and it looks like it would be fun to do.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful! LOVE!!!

Sheri said...

SUPER COOL! Very clever! Thanks for sharing with us again at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE you're take on the challenge!! Such AWESOME Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Marge said...

Wow, that looks FABULOUS and like it was a LOT of work, but great job working with the acetate!!!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh don't let this me the OMG, this is gorgeous, A fantastic idea of the floating leaves. Wonderful job.

Susan said...

Positively fantastic. I love everything about it.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Congratulations, well deserved.

Hugs

Anonymous said...

Diane!
Absolutely beautiful card! Congratulations on a well deserved win. There were many gorgeous cards in this challenge.

Juanita Braun said...

Congratulations! Amazing card and what a good idea. Juanita

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Love the acetate idea, and a beautiful card too! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

Stampendous said...

Great job, Diane! WE love that Sizzix die, too! A super Fall card. Thanks for entering it in our challenge!