October 27, 2018


With the sparsely-leafed trees looking more like winter than fall, I thought I would throw out a leaf card. Embossed and diecut, I think these leaves look quite antique-y.

Retired now, both the stamp set and the dies that coordinate with them stamps, I plan on hanging onto these leaves forever. Another retired item I used in this card -- and I dearly wish Stampin' Up! would bring this back! -- is the embossing powder. It is PEWTER!

Of all the embossing powders we've carried, at least, since 2005, when I became a demonstrator, the Pewter Embossing Powder is the most elegant. Well, in my humble opinion. When I found out it was retiring, I grabbed up an extra jar of it. So, every once in awhile I will bring it out to use to MY heart's content.

I stamped the leaves in VersaMark ink onto a parchment paper cardstock in an ivory to further ensure the antiqued look. Although these photos do not capture the true beauty of the embossing, I tried to enhance it a little with the following two closer images.

I'm really not certain what I'm trying to accomplish with this blog post. Maybe I just wanted to extend that autumn feel a bit longer? We had sporadic snow and wind in the past few weeks, which had really done a number on our beautiful autumn trees. As I said in the beginning of the post, the trees -- with a few exceptions of straggly dead leaves remaining -- the trees around here resemble winter trees more than anything. I really don't want fall to leave!



  1. We finally have beautiful fall colors blooming around us (late this year!) and already the leaves are falling at an alarming rate.

    1. Oh my! Where do you live? Enjoy them while they last!

  2. Those certainly are beautiful leaves! Thanks so much for sharing at our Party in Your PJs link party!

    1. Thanks! Those leaves are truly outstanding! I wish they weren't retired.