Friday, August 18, 2023


We have visited two seasons already this week, Summer, and Winter, and today we are celebrating Autumn.

Autumn seems to be the favorite season of many of my friends.  I'm a spring and summer gal, but I do love the colors of Fall.  I used the Impressions of Tarnished Foil Technique to create the background for today's card.  I love experimenting with different techniques and particularly those that make beautiful backgrounds for our cards.

If you have a beautiful background, you don't really need much else!

And the backgrounds made with this technique are gorgeous -- particularly if you love the shimmer and shine that foil cardstock provide.  This technique starts with foil cardstock and then you layer different colors of metallic embossing powder on dry embossed foil.

I shared this technique in my Learning with Friends video yesterday, so if you want to see how it is done, and missed the LIVE, you can watch the replay here.


To be very honest, photographing this card was a bit of a challenge.  Between the foil and the metallic embossing powder, there is tons of shine and sparkle, and it confuses the camera -- or maybe it just confuses the photographer!

The front of this card started with Rose Gold Foil.  Thee a light layer of Black Stazon is added.  After dry embossing the foil with the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder, next comes the metallic embossing powder.  I added copper, gold, and silver embossing powder layering one color at a time diagonally on the embossed foil. The last step is to rub a little additional black Stazon Ink on the raised surfaces.

I used an outline leaf stamp from Season of Chic to create a Rose Gold embossed and die cut leaf on Blackberry Bliss cardstock, and the other two leaves were die cut from Rose Gold Foil and More Dazzle Specialty Paper.

The sentiment is from Season of Chic and heat embossed with Gold Metallic embossing power on Basic Black cardstock.  The sentiment was die cut with a Nested Essentials Die.

The inside sentiment is also from Season of Chic.  To carry a little shimmer and shine to the inside of the card I added a border of Basic Black behind a strip of Rose Gold Foil then added it on the edge of the Basic White and matted it with Black cardstock.

Use this link to download a copy of the detailed tutorial with all the cutting dimensions and step-by-step assembly directions.

Don't forget that the KIT SALE is going on through August.  

If you love to craft, but don't have a lot of time -- or a lot of space for crafting supplies, these ALL-INCLUSIVE kits are a wonderful solution to get your "crafting fix."
Use the link button below to see all the beautiful kits that are available.  There is truly a style for everyone!

Product List for Today's Card

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