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I just got back from a wonderful week in Maine aghhh :) We stayed right on the beach in York. I wish I could live there it reminds me so much of Scotland. The rocky coast lines and all the greenery. I woke up this morning and it was a cool and crisp day. So it called for an autumnal card. It was in the 90's when we left only a week ago. Today so far it is only 62 but I LOVE this kind of weather it is my favourite time of year. If you know me I am not a hot weather girl at all. I love cool crisp mornings, hot chocolate, hoodies and cozy nights with candles. I have my cinnamon donut candle burning as I type. I love all things fall :)

So now on to my card, I used the colours from the Be Inspired Challenge over at Unity.  I made this tag card something a wee bit different from me. I love making tags so I thought I would incorporate it on to card. I used my distress inks and I just love the way they all bled together but they still kept their own individual colours. I heat embossed my tree with white embossing powder first then swiped all of the colours on to my mat and spritzed a little water. I just picked up the colours from the mat a couple of times. Drying in between each time with my heat tool. I made the ribbon the same way then mounted it on to my card. I stamped the sentiment using several colours of ink underneath my card and finally attached some gemstones to match.

Stamps Unity  Imagine It & The Simple Things.
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick & Crushed olive
White Embossing Powder
VersaMark Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by

Mandi xox

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  1. Love your card,stunning

  2. Gosh, this is stunning Mandi. Noticed this on fb first and had to pop in and say how great this is.

  3. Gorgeous card, Mandi! I love the warm colours on the tag, the white embossing creates a lovely contrast. Xx

  4. WOW! Gorgeous! I absolutely love this! Thanks so much for playing along with the Create Your Own Background Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  5. Stunning tag. Love all the beautiful fall colours.

  6. I love this tag. How in the world did you do this?

  7. Mmm...what a lovely picture you paint of Maine and your visit--the inspiration is trickling down to me and your wonderful tag is like a breath of crisp Autumn air!!! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing it!! :)

  8. So beautiful. Love the colors, and the matching colored ribbon.

  9. I love your tag. It's colours are very autumn. Thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations. Maja DT

  10. I absolutely LOVE this tag! It's so perfect for fall!!

  11. Oh, wow - this looks incredible! I'm pinning it! :)

  12. Your resist tree looks fab against the colours

  13. Such a beauty! Your tag and ribbon are inked perfectly.

  14. Love the fall colors and the embossing.

  15. I too am a fall person, and your trip sounds just dreamy. Love your fall inspired tag!

  16. This is just beautiful. Yes it is fall and all the colors say so!!!!!!!!

  17. Thank you for all of your lovely comments :)

  18. The colors on your tag are so pretty!


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