Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Autumnal Birthday

Hello everyone, thanking you for popping in here today and a very warm welcome also to new followers. It is lovely to have you here.
A quick post from me today, it's my daughter's birthday soon, so of course I made her a card:
I used one of the wonderful images from Nicecrane Designs, this is one of the Alphonse Mucha collection, you can find it HERE.
I embossed a  large tag with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then inked it with a mix of Distress Inks, Tea dye, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and even a bit of Dusty Concord round the edges. I spritzed and flicked a bit and then stamped with various Prima stamps from the Vintage Vanity collection by Finnabair. I mounted the Mucha image on a bit of Kraft card, adhered it to the tag and then embellished with some die cut leaves I still had left over from another project. The gorgeous butterfly was a gift from a friend.
Here are a few close ups still:


 The butterfly was originally just gold coloured, I rubbed some patina coloured gilding paste over it and a bit of Treasure Gold.
The little heart shaped button I made from shrink plastic. I punched out a heart from black shrink plastic, punched two small holes, stamped with gold ink and then shrunk it with my heat gun.

I mounted the tag on a piece of Kraft card to turn it into a card.
Well hope you like it and thank you for visiting today and also for all the wonderful comments you always leave me, it is much appreciated and I will do my best to visit you back if I can.

I am entering this for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where the theme is embossing.



38 comments:

craftimamma said...

Your daughter is bound to love this beautiful card Astrid. The colours are gorgeous and love the dry embossing and the shrink plastic heart.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

A cada postagem, amo mais seu trabalho. Parabéns.
Feliz semana.

Rita said...

Your card is really stunning Astrid. I love all the autumnal features. It's sure to be loved. Hugs Rita xxx

marda said...

Beautiful card..love the fall colors

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut gorgeous, and your dughter is going to love it, that´s for sure, sooo beautiful work and stunning colors that just fit perfect for this time of year. Perfect work as always hun.

Margaret Mifsud said...

oh wow Astrid, this card is so gorgeous. Love the colours and that sweet little heart and the beautiful butterfly. Just amazing. Your daughter will be so thrilled. It is absolutely stunning!! ox

Annie said...

Fabulous card Astrid with wonderful autumnal colours. Your daughter will treasure it....it's stunning

Crafty hugs Annie x

chrissies said...

Wonderful rich Autumn shades and terrific image to use for the card

Love Chrissie x

Stamps and Paper said...

Just stunning Astrud and what beautiful Autumn colours

Anne

Aquarius said...

Your daughter will be sure to love this card - super image from Nicecrane and just right with the autumn colours.

Redanne said...

The Alphonse Mucha image is delightful and I love the rich autumnal colours you have used Astric. This is a gorgeous card, sure to be treasured. Hugs, Anne x

Almo said...

Hi Astrid, You have made a wonderful tag card here and totally compliments the image from Nicecrane. I love the shrinkies button and the flower and butterfly detail - beautiful. Hugs Mo x

Marianne said...

This is a stunning card. Love Mucha and I love what you did with the picture. Great colours and so many lovely details. Beautiful!! xxx Marianne

Paper Profusion said...

This just emanates warmth Astrid - all the glistening gold looks fantastic. Love you background embossed piece especially.

I have candy today if you would like to visit.

Nicola x

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear Astrid - have to say this is gorgeous! Mucha would be honoured to have seen this! His art is so amazing!
I really love that embossed background on which the beautiful image sits. One day I may learn this lovely technique!

Always lovely to have you visit! Your artwork is created so perfectly!

xox Suzy

Gitte said...

Lovely card.

Tracie Dean said...

Gorgeous card! Your daughter is lucky!

I really like the heart button and ribbon.

Happy Crafting
tracie

inkypinkycraft said...

This is absolutely gorgeous ,the warmth and richness of those colours is divine!! Hugstrace x

Maryanne said...

I love this card, Astrid! The colors are beautiful. I love the little shrink plastic heart.

Sarah said...

You have further enhanced the beauty of Mucha's work with your eye for detail. Love that butterfly!

Rachael Farmer said...

I LOVE your work and your BEAUTIFUL designs! It's been an absolute joy to discover your blog - thank you so much. Best wishes - Shroo:)x

Vintage Crab said...

Mucha would be pleased!

Meggymay said...

Your daughter will love this gorgeous card. Love the rich colours as well.
Yvonne

butterfly said...

It's just beautiful, Astrid... the gilded embossed background frames the Mucha so perfectly, and the golden autumnal glow is full of warmth. Love the Finnabair stamps too!
Alison x

Dorthe said...

OH so beautiful, so very wonderful warm colours, and the embossed background with your golden touch makes a gorgeous effect dear Astrid.
Love the fall leaves and awsome Mucha image ,-the butterfly looks just lovely there !!
Hugs and happy birthday to your daughter !!
Dorthe

Fandhmum said...

This is just amazing, Astrid
Rosie x

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful card for your daughter!

Anonymous said...

How lucky your daughter is to have such a talented mother who created this breathtaking tag for her birthday.
The Autumnal colours are so in harmony with the Mucha (a favourite of mine) image.
Wishes
Lynne

sharon said...

Your daughter is so lucky! Another gorgeous creation, the colors are so warm and rich, and the Alphonse woman is perfect subject matter. Your details always make the cake!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful card Astrid and one I am sure your daughter will love. The shrink plastic button is gorgeous.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Dianne said...

Love the autumn colours, your daughter is very lucky to be recieving this beautiful card.

Dianne.

Bärbel said...

Eine wunderbare Karte mit dem schönen Mucha-Motiv, Alles guten Wünsche für Ihre Tochter, liebe Astrid.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely amazing Astrid, sorry for the delay in commentm smanyprolbems with my internet provider and bloglovin,,,,,,now I am updating all RSSS,,,,,,,,You embossing is gorgeus and you used my Mucha pic perfectly my friend,,,,,,I always love your style,,,,,,You are Rock,,, .I am sure you daughter `d it....

Anita Houston said...

Autumn gorgeousness at it's best! Love the golds and old world feel.

Sandie Edwards said...

Another beautiful, love those rich and colourful hues, that are bright enough to notice but not in your face. You are so good with colour Astrid... and a beautiful piece!!

Buttons said...

Positively Klimtish in it's feel Astrid! Love the depth of colour and richness of this. Hugs, Jenny x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is so stunning! I felt relaxed and rejuvenated, as cheesy as that sounds, when I looked at this stunning card! I love the warm glow, yet it was anything but dull! I really admire all the techniques that you employed and I enjoyed browsing your blog. You are one talented lady- no doubt about it- and I'm so glad you shared this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

Dianne said...

This is glorious in all its fall colors the background is stunning, loooove the heart you created and that gorgeous bow, thanks for sharing..

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