Fall Encaustic!

One of my favorite card artists (because she is more than a card maker) is Birgit. In one of she latest blogs she die cut some leaves using encaustic backgrounds. Well that got me thinking…. I haven’t used my encaustic waxes  for a while so I broke them out.

I used six pieces of 4.5 x 6.5 encaustic cardstock with white, black, bronze and gold  finishes. I used yellow, oranges, reds, gold, and brown waxes which I randomly smeared on the card stock. I polished the wax finished and put a clear sealer on it and let it dry over night.

On day 2, I pulled out a variety of leaf dies and cut out dozens of “fall” leaves. I used:

Paper Smooches – Leaves 1 Dies

Lawn Fawn – Stitched Leaves

MFT – Die-namics Falling Leaves

Memory Box Dies – Leaf Silhouette Die

Papertrey Ink – Leaf Prints Die Collection

The Sentiments are from SSS – Thanksgiving Table (Small Thanks),  Winnie and Walters -Big, Bold You (Large Thanks) and Paper Wishes – Seasons (Thankful for Fall).

When making the cards, I pulled a neutral cardstock pallet. I decorated the cards with burlap ribbon (Michela’s), assorted gems, twine, and distress stains. In total I made 17 various cards. I tried to switch them up, so no two cards are identical.

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I entered this card into “Less is More” challenge – Autumn’s Bounty.

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I entered this card into the Little Tangles -Anything Goes Challenge

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I entered this card into Stamping Sensations – Warm Autumn Colours

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 I entered this card into Pile it On – Autumn

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I entered this card into Quirky Crafts Challenge – The Quirky Falling Leaves

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I entered this card into Allsorts Challenge – Autumn and The Male Room – Sketch Challenge

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I entered my card into Jellypark Friends Challenges – Fall/Autumn

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19 comments

  1. Chrissie says:

    What an amazing array of stunning cards Myrna, they are all totally wonderful!
    I think you forgot to link the mention of our blog in your post, if you could add that, it would be great!
    Thanks so much for joining us!
    Chrissie
    “Less is More”

  2. WOW! Major Fall fun eye candy going on here!! Awesome creations — Thanks for joining in with The Male Room~

  3. I think these are all absolutely amazing! I really like the warm, rich colours. I do like your take on the sketch for The Male room. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at The Male Room.

  4. Anne Ray says:

    Good grief Myrna! You have certainly been inspired by autumn and by Birgit’s fab creations, these are all so stylish, love them, must give encaustic a go sometime.
    The torn edges look great on your LIM creatgions
    Thanks so much for joining us in our autumn challenge
    Anne
    LIM Designer

  5. Brenda says:

    What a great collection of cards Myran, full of lovely warm Autumnal colours and perfect for our theme.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  6. debbie says:

    Nice card, thanks for calling at Sweet Stampin’ this week. Debbiex

  7. Wow, what a fabulous pile of cards. I love all those gorgeous Autumnal colours. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

  8. Sid says:

    Loving all your cards !!

  9. Monica says:

    Love your technique combination on this cards. Thank you for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges. Monica.-Dt

  10. Sarah says:

    Wow you have been a busy bee in Autumn Myrna.
    I don’t blame you as these are all AMAZING.
    a simply perfect Autumn collection
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  11. BethieJ says:

    BEAUTIFUL Cards!!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!
    Hope you will join us again soon!!
    Have a GREAT day!

  12. Janine says:

    Such a lovely autumnal card, I love colours and dies you’ve used. Thank you for sharing your card and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  13. Carol Dunham says:

    Beautiful autumnal makes. Carol x

  14. susan stacey says:

    A beautiful collection of autumn cards.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts ‘Autumn’ challenge and good luck x Susan x

  15. Jacky says:

    Beautiful collection of cards, love all the warm colours!! Thank you so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ and good luck in the prize draw love Jacky x

  16. Jacqueline says:

    Wow what a great post – love all your creations but I particularly like the one you made for our challenge this week in TMR – thanks for joining in – Jacqueline xx

  17. Sally H says:

    Simply beautiful cards, and so many! Love the leaves. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations for our Autumn challenge and good luck!

  18. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at the Little Tangles Challenge! Hope to see you back again!

  19. Mel says:

    Beautiful autumnal/fall cards, thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)