Majestic Maple
by Sue McRae

Hi everyone, Sue here with a card featuring all things leafy.


For the background, I temporarily adhered the Memory Box Postage Set Stencil over white card stock and inked up the rectangle/square shapes with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. This gives a nice window pane look to the card.


I then laid the Memory Box Falling Maple Stencil over the inked sections and applied Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue with a sponge to the leaves. This glue dries tacky which allows you to add gilding flakes/gold leafing on top. I used a multi-coloured mix of flakes with coppers, golds and greens.


The Majestic Maple was cut from water colour paper and painted with bold water colour paint. I die cut two additional leaves, one from red vellum and one from orange vellum and placed those behind the painted leaf and tied a gold bow around the stems.


I had trouble deciding on a colour for the sentiment. It seemed like nothing popped enough off the gilded section so I opted for black and decided to tie that in by adding the background panel onto a black card base.

Lots of fun techniques on this card. I hope it inspires you to try some of them.

In case you missed it, we had a blog hop yesterday featuring Birch Press Design and Poppystamps. There's a wonderful prize and some great shopping discounts. Stop by here for all the details.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Morning Sue, A beautiful autumnal card, gorgeous colours on the stitched leaves, and I love everything you have done on this card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

This is gorgeous, those tiny leaves in the background look just like real falling leaves! Love how you did the faux window with a stencil!!!!!!

Clever layout and absolutely gorgeous! x

Beautiful fall card!!

Beautiful card, Sue. That window pane stencil really adds a lot in a very subtle way.

An absolutely lovely card, and I love all the cool techniques!!

A gorgeous card! Love the autumn colors!

Positively stunning!I'm in awe at how gorgeous this card is. Perfect job!!!

very pretty background and I love the stitched lines in the leaves, great colors!

I'm a sucker for sparkle when done tastefully so love this card thanks for sharing.

Sue - your card is awesome! I love the gilding flakes which add so much sparkle to the card. The majestic leaf die is fabulous!

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