A Golden Oldie

Okay, so this is the "golden oldie" card I intended to find and post yesterday when I got sidetracked and made an entirely new card. I remembered that it had a color scheme close to my new blog colors and so I set out to find it. I made this card about a year ago and I still love it. Most of my cards after a year goes by make me think, "What in the world was I thinking?" But this card is one of those timeless ones that I think I'll still love even next year, although hopefully I don't forget to send it out this year like I did last year!

I think the layout was SC92 on SCS. I used More Mustard and Chocolate Chip markers to ink up the A Muse Wheat stamp and then accented it with Diamond Glaze and Art Institute Flax Glitter. Next I sponged around the image with More Mustard. The sentiment is Happy Thanksgiving by Rubber Soul and is stamped on More Mustard and also highlighted with a little glaze/glitter and then sponged with Bravo Burgundy. The wheat down the side of the card is Wheat Thanks by Hero Arts and is stamped several times down the edge and inked with Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy and Close to Cocoa. I then rubbed a little coordinating Stampin' Pastels around each image - a technique I really love, but haven't used in a VERY long time. Might be time to pull out those chalks again! The wheat is then accented with glitter/glaze mixture and the edges are sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. For the final touches I colored straw colored raffia with a Chocolate Chip marker and wrapped around the top and the main image panel. I added a few Burgundy eyelets and put the whole thing on a Bravo Burgundy card base.

19 comments

  1. WOW! I LOVE your new look! Very warm and inviting. I love your blog anyway but this is so different! Great job!

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  2. The card is gorgeous...definitely a match for your new colours! You make me laugh when you refer to cards made a year ago with a "What was I thinking?" Isn't it funny how the (and our own) styles change. I look back at any cards made with torn paper (just about all of them LOL!) and wonder what was wrong with the paper cutter. Thanks for making me smile at your card and giggle at your commentary.

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  3. This is gorgeous. I love the wheat stamps and the fall colors. I also like the placement of the eyelets.

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  4. Julee -- what a beautiful fall-colored card! This is my favorite season... so everytime I go to your blog, I LOVE seeing the new colors! I love the wheat! I've never seen those stamps before.

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  5. This is a great card - very fall which I love! The wheat is awesome, love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  6. A gorgeous card that really held up to the fickle trends of papercrafting time.

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  7. I just love this layout! Great job on everything.

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  8. It's AMAZING Julee!!! I love it soooo much!!

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  9. This is stunning!!! I love all your work I just wish I had more time :)

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  10. That is so, so awesome! I have that A Muse stamp, but I've never been able to make it look so good! You've inspired me to try harder!! And I'm linking you to my blog right this second... : ) Have a great day!

    (P.S. My maiden -- and now my middle -- name is Tillman, so when I saw your name, I perked up! My youngest DS's middle name is also Tillman : ) )

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  11. You made this A YEAR ago? I love it. I like the sideways wheat and gorgeous colors.

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  12. Love your card AND your new colors here. They look wonderful!

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  13. Love the card and your new blog design. These colors just warm my heart! Thanks for sharing this wonderful work of art Julee.

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  14. Very "Fall-like" and matches your blog colors! I love the colored raffia!

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  15. What a beauty!!! Like everyone else is saying fall colors are just beautiful,makes you want to go out for a walk in the bush. And BTW love your new colors on your blog!

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  16. love these colors, and that stamp is so great!! fabulous~

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