Sunday, 26 September 2010

Indian Summer

I decided to take the challenge at Penny Black this week rather literally. The theme is called Indian Summer and so I decided to stamp my fabulous Penny black 'Golden Leaves' stamp directly onto some Basic Grey DP from the Indian Summer stack. This was a gift from Sherry, a fellow crafter in the states and I love it. 
I decided to make the leaves look like their title and stamped the image with Versamark and then embossed with Stamp 'n Bond and finally added gilding flakes. I love the effect this gives.
I then used my Stampin'  Up French Script background stamp to add the gold writing. The beautiful punching along the bottom is from my Fiskars Upper Crest border punch.
It was difficult to find a sentiment stamp which was in a suitable font to match the background, but I think that this one from Create and Craft fits perfectly.
A little bow made with my bow maker and the job was done. I hope you like it.
Penny Black - Indian Summer
MAWTT - 3 things from the list... Glitter, Heat embossing, Leaves
Keep it Simple - Gold Dust


  1. WOW this is great! I am jealous hehe, may have to CASE this one! xx

  2. Hi Chrissie

    Another great card using those gilding flakes, beautiful rich Autumnal colours.

    That's a great punch across the bottom, looks like a real 'need' item to me.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  3. Hi Chrissie

    This is gorgeous .. .. I really love it!!

    Those gilding flakes look beautiful against your dark background.

    Love how you have used your punch too.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  4. very elegant indeed. I really like the fiskars edge punch

  5. Hi Chrissie a stunning card that ribbon looks fine...x

    Thank you for joining us at Penny black at allsorts this month hugs Kirsten...x

  6. Hi Chrissie another stunner of a card. Love it. Especially love that border punch. Eileen xx

  7. stunning card chrissie..must give the gilding flakes a go...have had a box for ages and never got round to using it.......thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  8. Beautifully elegant card and superb colours. Love the gilding.

  9. You have me saying, "ooooooooooooooo" (in a totally good way, of course). This card is amazing...beautiful, elegant, and gorgeous color scheme!

  10. Fabulous card Chrissie, lovely colours and you're right that font and sentiment fits perfectly.
    Thankyou for joining in with my 'To Do List' challenge at MAWTT this week and good luck.
    Luv Brenda xxx

  11. This is a stunning elegant card. I love the way you gilded your stamped image. Beautiful colour choice. Thanks for entering it in the Gold Dust challenge at Keep it Simple.

  12. Stunning!! Your card is just fabulous Chrissie! The gilding flakes are wonderful - I have these myself but never think to use them - thanks for the inspiration and for playing with us at KIS! xx

  13. Oh wow this is so STUNNING! I love the Layout and the stamp is perfect on those papers. Gorgeous gilding. Thanks for sharing with us at KIS hugs Pascale

  14. gorgeous card , the gilding flakes look so sunning with the colours used , sheila x

  15. Hi Chrissie
    Gorgeous card!Love the gilding flakes.


  16. oh wow, I'm just stunned!! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge, good luck!

  17. Wow, very elegant
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, hope you will join us again, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  18. WOW this is stunning, I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining in again on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

  19. Oh Chrissie this is so beautiful and elegant - I love it!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at PB@Allsorts.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

    I love the colours that you have used!
    Mrs Wonka xxx

  21. This is gorgeous Chrissie. What a stunning card.

  22. oh, and thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

  23. wwwwwwwwwwwow Chrissie what an elegant card its beautiful! thanks for sharing with us at pbsc. Joey.x

  24. Hi Chrissie, your card really grabbed my attention. It is so beautiful. :D

  25. Chrissie, this is gorgeous! I love how you used the gilding flakes on the leaves.

  26. wow! so elegant! love this card so much!

  27. This is such an oppulant card and the border punching is so the right shape (reminds me a bit of the Taj Mahal)!!!

    Love the colours together - always a winner.

    Paula x x x


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