Sunday, October 15, 2017

Leaves Challenge

It's already half way through the month and that means
a start of a new challenge at the
Dies R Us challenge blog!
Our theme is 'Leaves'.



I went with one  of my favorite newly released dies in August from
Tutti Designs called
Tutti Designs Leaves Background.

I had been 'itching' to use gilding flakes on this die for a fall card
thinking it would make for a beautiful card.

It was pretty easy (though a bit messy as gilding flakes are)
but well worth the effort I think!



I simply cut the die from black card stock,
then applied Nuvo Glue Pen all over the die cut.
This glue is a 'tacky' glue that you let sit for a few minutes after applying
so it gets real sticky. (A MUST HAVE for these flakes)
Then you just simply add your flakes,
and use a stiff brush/sponge to get the excess off.

I cut a black strip of card stock for the
Tutti Designs Word Set - Celebrate  to sit on.
I used Versamark on the die cut,
then applied Hit The Beach embossing powder and heat set.
This is another of those embossing powders I love so much
that has the added glitter to it...it embosses with a pretty sparkle....
kind of like magic!

Make sure and head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
to see what my teamies have created just for you!!

Entering the following challenges:
Mod Squad .... Fall Fest
4 Crafty Chicks .... Fall
Aud Sentiments .... Use a Die Cut + a Sentiment 
DL. Art .... Fall Colors
Moving Along With The Times .... Autumn~Fall

21 comments:

Darlene said...

WOW! These leaves are just gorgeous! The black background really makes them POP! Beautiful creation Diane!!

Zoe Tant said...

Gorgeous autumnal card. Perfect for our challenge at MAWTT. Thanks for joining us. Zoe x

Leslie Miller said...

Those are some AMAZING leaves! OMG, so gorgeous, Diane!!

Judy Woodland said...

What a beautiful way to use guilding flakes....I never think of them, thanks for the inspiration. I love your card design, the black just makes the whole card pop. Gorgeous!

Kathy Krug said...

What a powerful impact. Love these leaves in guilding flakes. Must get some of that embossing powder. What a pretty addition to the sentiment.

laurie said...

How beautiful! So elegant...just gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning, Diane!! The leaves look amazing!! So elegant and beautiful!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Barbara said...

You get a fascinating look to your leaves. All golden with fall colors. This is just radiant and I am very impressed. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week. Good luck!
Barbara Challenge Host

Maria said...

Gorgeous technique with the gilded flakes!! The leaves are so beautiful against the black background!!

Wendy L said...

It does look so beautiful with the gilding flakes,thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Sandy How said...

Those leaves look fantastic as does the embossed sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy DT

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous Leaves! Pretty card! I love the gilding flakes! WOW!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my... Those leaves are so realistic! Love this Diane!

Furrbster said...

Those leaves look fantastic against that dark background! Great creation!

Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Nance said...

Oooo, such beautiful leaves with the gilded flakes! Love it! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, those gilding flakes -- WOW! I may have to break down and get that Nuvo glue pen to try out. No better recommendation than word of mouth. What a gorgeous card!!

Leslie Miller said...

Ha! Looks like I commented on this twice. Well, guess you know I love it!!

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Moving Along with the Times.
Janis, Design Team Member

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… WOW...Thanks for sharing your lovely card with Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog; it fits perfectly with our ‘Autumn/Fall’ challenge theme. It is so stunning and the die looks fabulous covered in flakes. Hope you can join us again very soon.
Diane Louise (DT member) xx

Rosemary said...

those leaves are beautiful... lovely card!!

DIANA L. said...

Very Beautiful.