Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Burnished Velvet Leaves



For an October birthday card for my boss, I thought rich warm hues and falling leaves would be perfect. I created the burnished velvet strip using masks I die cut with Spellbinders leaf dies and simple circles from a hole punch. I used six different Glitter Ritz glitter colours so there is a lot of contrast and sparkle.

I sparkled up the borders and created a focal point by gold embossing the sentiment and backing it with an en pointe square coated in champagne glitter. Inside I used a Memory Box Nutty Acorn die to make it a little more interesting. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

I recently discovered I have over 50 colours of Glitter Ritz Glitter to use on the Burnished Velvet technique, so with this card I was trying to "Use It" up and made an ever so slight dent in my stash!










18 comments:

Ann Marie said...

That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us all.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is absolutely fabulous. The colours are so warm and rich, and I love the sparkle! I think your boss will be delighted with this card!

Donna said...

Beautiful card and a really fab combination of colours. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake :) Donna ♥ x

Petya said...

Thanks to joining us at the Kaboodle Doodles.

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Charmaine, thank you for sharing the autumnal colours with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Rosemary said...

what a gorgeous card... the colors are so rich and beautiful! thanks for playing along with CASology!

Cheryl said...

Just gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

JD said...

Beautiful Autumn card!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

What a sparkingly beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Autumn Leaves Falling / Fall Colors” Challenge!

Kath
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Louise said...

Beautiful fall card Charmaine! Thanks for joining our challenge!

Jen W. said...

Fabulous, glittery goodness! I love it! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the sumptuous feeling of that burnished velvet technique - it feels so warm which is so appropriate at this time of year. I'm sure your boss will love this! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Michelle Looi said...

Lovely colors! bling on!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!
~Michelle

Tammy said...

Wow--stunning! Love all the glitter!
Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

~*Joni said...

This is gorgeous! I love the CAS look of your card with all the pretty bling. :) Thank you so much for joining in on our Photo Inspiration challenge over at The Pink Elephant!
~*Joni TPE DT

Heather B said...

WOW!!! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

Caroli said...

The colors and details of this card are absolutely fabolous! Love it!
Thank you for playing along with is in this challenge at Use It Tuesday!

Wendy said...

I am particularly fond of the burnished velvet technique and your card is GORGEOUS!!! I will be creating a video actually tomorrow on this technique. Your card is PERFECT for our challenge!! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!