Friday, 7 October 2011

Resisting Autumn

This afternoon I have finally finished the card I started at my friends yesterday.

I am going to enter it in the Make My Monday challenge where the theme this month is Autumn, and this week it requires the use of a "resist technique". Also I will send it to the St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge where they want "something for the boys".

Here is the card

I started by randomly stamping Oak leaves and Acorns in Versamark on some silk card, and then brayered over it with a brown and green Big and Juicy ink pad. I did the same to the lone oak tree. The silk card was then cut into the large matt and small tag and layered onto some brown card. Some beige ribbon was wound around the large matt before it was stuck on the base card. To make the card more masculine two star shaped brads were added to opposite corners of the tree panel, and the bottom of the tag below the stamped sentiment. The tree, and tag were positioned on 3D pads to add dimension. I then stamped the oak leaf and 4 acorns onto brown card and heat embossed them with gold powder, cut out, and placed on the card on 3D pads. The finishing touch was a bow to attach the tag to the tree panel.

Here is a close up of the oak tree to show how the Versamark resists taking in the brayered ink to leave a ghostly image.

I'm quite pleased with the result and hope you like the card too.

Recipe : Card = Clarity silk card, SU Chocolate Chip, and cream card from my stash
Inks = Versamark, Big and Juicy Spice, and Chocolate Chip
Stamps = Lovely as a Tree, All Natural, and Verve
Tools = Speedball Brayer and heat gun
Extras = Gold embossing powder, 3D pads, beige ribbon, and gold star brads

It's a Grand Prix weekend but the TV coverage starts at silly o'clock in the morning so I dont think I will be crafting while watching it in bed!!

Hope you have a good weekend whatever you're doing, and I'll be back soon.


  1. Bev your card is lovely i truly love Autumn colours and your card is truly lovely:) Sandra H

  2. Really gorgeous Bev, a great resist technique for our challenge at Make My Monday - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  3. Beautiful - I do like the resist technique. Your card is great for a guy! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  4. Just love your resist technique on your beautiful card Bev and a perfect mans card. Thank you for joining us over at St Lukes Charity card challenge....


  5. A beautiful creation Bev and your resist effects look amazing.
    Thanks for joining in with the Make My Monday resist challenge and good luck.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. A lovely Autumnal card Bev with great resist technique, thank you for joining Make My Monday.
    Suzi B xx

  7. Gorgeous fall card! Love your resist technique!

  8. The oak tree looks great using the resist technique. I love the leaves and acorns embossed in gold too! Silly o'clock made me laugh out loud! Vx

  9. What an absolutely stunning card! Well done!

  10. I love all the resist work - fabulous card with lots of great detail.
    Thanks for joining us this month at St Lukes.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious)
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder


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