Oct 14, 2011

BC234

Happy Friday! - It's time for this weeks, Blogger Challenge.
Lisa gave us the challenge to use "Cardboard" on our projects.
Now I must admit that I wanted to do something different then a card but I ended up taking the "easy" way out since most of this week has been spent getting the new computer hooked up and trying to learn the different programs. Let me tell you I am NOT happy with the new email program or Micro-Soft Office. I do however love having a bigger screen. I'm a slow learner so it may take me awhile to get use to things. So I quickly whipped up this card. It's not exactly the most exciting thing I've ever done but it is what it is.
I used a piece of cardboard that came off the back of a bunch of paper samples and embossed it with my leaf embossing folder. Then I distressed the leaves using More Mustard and Dusty Durango ink. I added a piece of Designer paper and mounted this onto Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Card Stock. I tied on some Chocolate ribbon and added the Epoxy sticker.

I thought I would leave you with some true Fall beauty
These are Flaming Maple leaves. The trees are around the corner on our block and they are just stunning in the fall.

So now why not give this challenge a try yourself and link back up so we can see what you've created.

18 comments:

Evelyn S. said...

Ida..so glad to see you participating here. I'll have to see what I can come up with. (As for the flaming leaves...oh wow! I LOVE Walla Walla trees in late spring and early fall.)

Lynn said...

What a fabulous take on the challenge Ida...and your photos are stunning! love them!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful autumn card and the leaves on the tree are gorgeous!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Such a wonderful card, Ida. Gorgeous.

maryr917 said...

I am back-blogger is working this time-love this card Ida-great embossed bg and I like how you distressed it

Leovi said...

I love those fabulous fall colors in these beautiful leaf shades, all wonderful.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning! Love the added color to your embossed leaves!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautiful card Ida! LOVE the embossed leaf panel! Wonderfully done! :D

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous card! Love that colour combo and the DP is super cute!
Good luck with the new computer, it'll be worth the hard work. Thanks for sharing that maple photo, we don't really have autumn here in the sub tropics and those leaves are amazing!

Chrissy D said...

Fall is my favorite time of year and this card (and your fall tree pic) are so gorgeous!!! Love the circle embellishment!

BarbaraW said...

Love the embossing on the cardboard. Great fall card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the embossed leaf panel- wonderful card! Wow- gorgeous flaming red maple leaves- what a beautiful picture!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and texture.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Ida, I actually think this card IS pretty exciting and sooooooo pretty! LOVE how you rose to the challenge and used cardboard to make that fabulous embossed panel. Great paper and sticker. It all adds up to awesome!

Marjie Kemper said...

Your embossed leaves are amazing... awesome card!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love your choice of paper and that bold epoxy sticker is perfect!

Karin said...

Lovely! The embossing on your card is wonderful...I love the leaves :)

Lori said...

Just beautiful! The embossed leaves are fabulous--great idea!