Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Copper Layering Leaves Birthday

Hello, and thank you for popping in -

I know it has been a while!

My computer was in a repair shop for about a month, which made posting impossible (and in some cases, commenting on all the lovely blogs I follow, for which I apologize!). There's only a limited amount of stuff I can do on my work computer during the day ;-)

So without further delay, I wanted to post one of the many cards I've made using the very lovely Concord & 9th Layering Leaves die set, which I couldn't wait to get my hands on as soon as it was released.

I picked up the new Copper Foil sheets recently released in the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini catalogue. Can you say "G O R G E O U S" ??? Unfortunately, you'll just have to imagine that rich, coppery colour as my photography skills definitely do NOT do this card justice!


I didn't expect this card to take on such a masculine "feel" to it, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Sending this over to a couple of challenges that it fits in with -


Muse Challenge #186, where Anita's beautiful card inspired me to use 3 leaf dies and a Birthday theme

and Pinterest Inspired Lawnscaping Challenge (sponsored by Ellen Hutson):


With those gorgeous, coppery orange colours & all those lovely leaf images, it's not hard to see where I got the inspiration for my card :-)

Thanks for your visit - have a crafty day!

21 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is stunning! CAS perfection!

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  2. So beautiful! Love the copper and the way you left some of the bits in one of the leaves! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Susi!

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  3. Stunning, Susi! The gold and navy looks awesome! You have inspired me with your design. I need a masculine birthday card for next week and I have these dies but haven't used them yet. You've encouraged me to try them out!

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  4. Sorry, I should have said copper!

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  5. Susi, what a lovely and rich looking card! The navy base with the copper looks beautiful and the addition of the leaves makes this a wonderful Fall birthday card.

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  6. Beautiful and elegant masculine fall card! Love your copper leaves.

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  7. Stunning card, absolutly love the leaf die and the colours used for your card. Perfect

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  8. Susi, I think your copper leaves simply shine out even in this photo!!! What a bold and beautiful card - really celebrates the turning of the leaves. I know this thing about not being able to post etc... I'm working on an ipad and its kinda limiting too. So glad you care about your blog visitors like you do. Blessings!

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  9. This is quite beautiful and I love it as a masculine card!

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  10. Oh I am just swooning over your copper leaves and the sheer elegance of your design! Superb take on Anita's card and love the added drama with the dark BG and opulent foliage!

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  11. I must remember the copper/navy combo, it's fabulous. Such clean lines here and perfect for a guy card, which are so hard to achieve!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

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  12. Gorgeous card. Love the copper/navy combo. The copper die-cuts are beautiful.

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  13. Beautiful! I do love that the deep blue and bright metallic gives it a masculine feel!

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  14. Stunning, Susi ... striking, elegant and gorgeous ... the copper is fantastic against the navy! Congratulations on winning top spot at Muse with this beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

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  15. Absolutely love your design. Such cool looking leaves, and I can definitely imagine how rich that copper metalic looks in person.

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  16. Beautiful CAS card here Susi,what a great colour combo too copper and navy ;) Viv xx

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  17. The layering leaves is a gorgeous set, I have to pick it up still. I can only imagine the copper IRL because on the computer it looks gorgeous!

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