Wednesday 3 September 2014

Autumn in The Male Room

      It's Autumn in The Male Room, where did the summer go? We have a new challenge beginning today so now's your chance to use all those beautiful Autumn colours and make something with a masculine feel to it.
     It wasn't until I had finished this that I remembered how much I detest taking pictures of acetate, and to put it with mirri card aswell....Ahhhhh!
     I began by stamping and embossing a bare tree in gold on some heat resistant acetate. On the back I have used alcohol inks in Autumn colours. Then I have stamped with Archival ink using leaf shapes and wiped away the ink before it dries, this takes away the alcohol ink too, leaving silhouette leaf shapes.
     The acetate is attached to the gold mirri card with brads, I did try using some invisible sticky dots but discovered that they were not.
     The mirri card shines through the acetate showing off the colours as well as giving a great shadow effect from the stamping.
     There is a small mat layer of dark brown card under the gold, because the brads made the corners stand out I have used foam tape to mount the gold layer to keep it level.
     The card blank is cream with brown stamped leaves all around the edge to bring the Autumn feel to the whole card. As usual I have not added a greeting at this stage, that will happen when I need to send it to someone.
     Please come and join us at The Male Room, as long as it's Autumnal with a masculine feel to it you can make anything papercrafted.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
City Crafter - I See Clearly (acetate)
Sweet Stamps - Embossing


  1. This is fabulous!! I know what you mean about photographing acetate! Love what you did here and I'm so pleased you could join us at CCCB this week!!

  2. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  3. Hi, Rocky - such a lot of detail in this amazing card! I hear ya when it comes to photographing difficult surfaces such as acetate or mirror CS. You've done a marvelous job capturing your card's beauty. I can imagine how fabulous it must be in person. The background is very pretty. I especially like the small leaves along the bottom. Thank you for explaining how you accomplished the silhouette technique on this surface. Wonderful design! hugs, de

  4. Wow! I think this is amazing. Love the embossed gold tree and the beautiful colours on the acetate. Really super!

  5. Gorgeous card !!!!Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  6. Gorgeous tree and embossing! Thanks for playing at CCCB :-)

  7. This is gorgeous Rocky! I love autumn for the colours, the leaves and the trees x

  8. Gorgeous. Love the colors and the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff this week.
    Tammy DT

  9. Wow - this is stunning. All the colours blend with the gold perfectly and your tree is just gorgeous - I love it - J xx

  10. Wow this is stunning absolutely gorgeous thanks for joining us at join us again


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