Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Autumn Splendor male birthday

Surely you knew it would only be a matter of time before I produced another masculine birthday card using Autumn Splendor! When I sit at my desk and look up at my stamps, my eye is immediately drawn to these graphic leaf images. Today I teamed leaves and grasses with the fabulous Hodgepodge hardware:

I'm hooked! Look at the way the sentiment from Vintage labels fits perfectly into the  metal frame!

There will definitely be more cards coming up that use this embellishment - watch this space!

I've been experimenting with vellum this week and here I've layered it over stripes and torn it on the diagonal. The vellum is fixed to the striped paper using the hodgepodge and a glue dot under the leaf - that's enough to hold it and it means you don't see any adhesive. I used faux stitching on the striped paper to give the edge definition and added thin strips of Old Olive card stock to represent grasses.

Stamps:Autumn Splendor, Vintage Labels
Ink: Old Olive
Card stock: Whisper White, Old Olive, heavyweight vellum
Other: Hodgepodge hardware, Sweet Pea designer paper, paper piercer, Chocolate Chip marker

I've also been planning my card class today and am very excited about the cards we'll be making. If you'd like to come along, check out the details on the bar at the top of this post.
Hope to see you soon!


  1. This is super Vicky. Masculine cards are so difficult I think but you seem to have got it just right.
    Lynne xxx

  2. This is gorgeous:) The metal frame and sentiment are just perfect! xx

  3. OK -- I feel myself weakening. I think I'm going to need the Autumn Splendor set! Another beautiful card with it, Vicky!

  4. Lovely card! Love the sentimant in the frame too.


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