Wednesday, October 2



Welcome to our GLITTER QUEENS FALL BLOG HOP.  I am the third hop but if you just started here, not to worry.  We loop our addresses around so you can start from anyone's blog.

Wasn't Jan's creation just wonderful??!!  Great job Jan!

For my creation today, I first have to tell you that I LOVE FALL.  And since I am from central TEXAS, we kind of don't have the fall season.  Certainly not like other places, such as New England, which is where I am originally from.  Massachusetts is my home state and we can boast about fall for sure!!

But the thing I miss the most about fall is the smell of burning piles of leaves.  I know a lot of communities do not allow burning the leaves anymore because of pollution, etc.  But when we lived in Massachusetts, that was the ONLY way to get rid of so many leaves.  Rake them into huge piles and burn them down.

So, that being said, here is my first fall card for you:

 This is a colorful emboss resist technique which reminds me of elementary school art.  In school, we would first color with crayons over the entire paper.  Then we would paint black or brown over it with tempera paint. (did you use tempera paints too?)  Then after it was dry, we would scrape off the paint where we wanted the picture to be.  VOILA...kind of like the chalkboard technique, yes?

 Well, no crayons or tempera paints used here.  Instead, I first used a sponge and rubbed areas of color all over my piece of white card stock with ink.  I used fall colors.  Then I stamped the leaf image from BEST OF AUTUMN stamp set (LOVE THIS SET) with versamark and then heat embossed with CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER.

After the embossing, I used my sponge and black ink and rubbed all over the complete card, even where the leaves are.  When it is to your liking, you use a clean piece of paper towel and rub off the ink on each embossed image.  VOILA  Add it to your layers on your card and you are finished.  FINI

Hope you enjoyed my card.  Here is what the BEST OF AUTUMN stamp set looks like from Stampin Up!
Only $14.95:
 It is a wonderful stamp set and I know you will love it.  It comes in CLEAR STAMPS only.  IF you purchase 6 of the BEST OF...  stamp sets, you get a FREE STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE. 

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Now hop on over to DEE's blog and see what she has to offer you.

We hope you will enjoy it all AND THIS IS A THREE DAY BLOG HOP so you will get plenty of inspiration!!


The complete hop members are as follows:

Dawn, our manager


  1. Super cute & love the technique. TFS!

  2. I love how you made this card. the colors are pretty.

  3. Pretty card and colors. I'm from NY and love the foliage.

  4. What a wow card it is so elegant and thanks for sharing the technique. I can not wait to come back tomorrow TFS


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