One celebration that I always plan ahead for is my brother and sister-in-laws anniversary. They had a fall wedding and it was stunning. It was at an old stone church in our Colorado mountains, decorated in pine branches and fall leaves. So every year I try to create an autumn-themed card that captures that golden glow of that day I started following the sketch with a little leaf off to the side - but quickly decided the leaf needed to be a more dramatic so I could add color and sparkle. At that point I strayed a bit from the literal sketch with my bigger leaf, but still want to give them full credit for my card.
After sponging on a variety of distress inks, I splattered the leaves with slightly watered down acrylic paints in gold, shimmer white and black. I also wanted a hint of texture. Luckily I had recently purchased the Stampin' Up Subtle embossing folder which I'm thinking is going to be one of those supplies that never leaves my desk!
Thanks to CAS(E) this Sketch - I have this very special anniversary card ready to go!!
Dies: Neat & Tangled Maple Thanks, Celebrate
Ink: Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Gold Foil
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up Subtle