Friday, 18 September 2015

Autumn floral tag

Hi everyone, we had some long awaited rain here today to freshen everything up and help to fill up our water tanks.
 I had fun getting dirty potting up some hanging baskets with petunias, so hopefully there will be lots of Spring colour on our deck soon.

I was inspired by a few challenges to make this card.
At AAA Cards the theme is autumn colours, with the optional twist of using fabric.

At Addicted to Stamps & More the theme is to make your mark.
I coloured the flower with inktense pencils and I swiped over the embossed text on the tag with Delicata copper ink to make it stand out.

My foliage is die cut from snippets of card and I  modified it by snipping some off and gluing on  some from another project. so I'm visiting the playground at

Pixies Crafty Workshop

At Simon Says Stamp Monday the theme is to love this technique.
I love a few techniques including fussy cutting and and did this with the flower, and using embossing folders for texture.
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday the theme is die crazy.
I've used 3 dies and 2 punches on this tag (the centre of the flower is made up from 2 smaller punched flowers).
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Stamp: SU flower shop. Embossing folder: SU text
Dies/punches: Memory Box fresh foliage and Primo label; MFT tag stax; Carl and Punch Bunch flower punches.
Other: versafine ink & clear ep; Delicata copper ink; distress ink for foliage; inktense pencils; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous tag with the script background and the fall colors!

Twinks Stamping said...

Love your tag design Cathy, really pretty xx Jan xx

Maura said...

great autumn tag! I love the little sprig you added. Thanks for joining the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week!

Karren said...

This is gorgeous! You've created so much depth on your tag and I just love the delicate leaves.

Jane said...

It must be a bit weird for you making an Autumn card when you're just looking forward to Spring - these time differences always amaze me. Gorgeous tag! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

roffeycreations said...

Very nice card - great script tag... Mxxx

Di said...

So beautiful Cathy! And I thought exactly the same as Jane did about making a card for an Autumn theme when it's really your Spring! You did it so well though!


Di xx

Carol L said...

Your tag is so elegant and gorgeous! I love the rich autumn colors and everything looks amazing!

Anita in France said...

Rich, elegant and so striking, Cathy ... beautifully autumnal! Hugs, Anita :)

JD/ Jill said...

Your tag card is just lovely! Like the colors you used!

scrappymo! said...

Very nice...that embossed script swiped with the metallic glint is really striking!
Looks great combined with that pretty flower.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! I love how you used your Inktense pencils and swiped with your Copper ink...Such a beautiful effect! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous tag, love the script background and the fall colors. thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! That tag and flower is stunning!! So pretty!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous tag Cathy and different colours,too love the texture as well
Thanks so much for popping over.
Shaz in Oz.x

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Jenny Colacicco said...

Gorgeous - i note there are quite a few techniques at play in this card (and I love that embossing folder, i have it too), you've managed to blend them seamlessly and still stay CAS. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

Pat said...

I love the pretty coppery finish here Cathy which shows up the script beautifully and such a pretty flower and leaves. x