Clearly Besotted Challenge – Colour Inspiration


Hi all, here with my DT card for this month’s Clearly Besotted Challenge.  I’m reverting back to the current season with this card – I feel like I’ve been in full Christmas mode these last few days! Steph has given us a colour scheme to take inspiration from but it doesn’t have to be an Autumn themed card – just take your cue from the colours.


embossed leafThe other day whilst I was digging about looking for my pots of embossing paste I knew I had buried somewhere, I also came across some tubs of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) that had long since seen the light of day!  So, in the spirit of revisiting some old techniques I thought I’d have a go using the Autumn Flowers stamp set and dies.  I die cut the maple leaf from coaster board – it needs to be thicker than normal card for this.  Then after coating the die cut with a layer of Versamark I sprinkled on some gold and some copper UTEE and heated it.  Whilst it was still “molten” I stamped the co-ordinating leaf stamp into it.  I had forgotten how much fun this is!!

I’m sharing this over at Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge which is to use stamps.

Please make sure you pop on over to Steph’s blog, Stamping and Sharing for all the challenge deets and check out the rest of the DT’s cards whilst you’re there – stunning inspiration as always.

Thanks for visiting.

Caryn xxx


  1. Beautiful card Caryn, love that leaf, it looks so lush!
    Lorry :o) xx

  2. A beautiful card Caryn, I love your CAS design and your leaf is sensational!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  3. *rooting for UTEE as I type* LOL! Stunning leaf! Love it! 😀

  4. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, loving your blog title too! Can’t go wrong with some sparkle and glitter in life. Love your card by the way, your leave is sooo beautiful, might have to try that technique myself

  5. Sandy K says:

    Love your card.!

  6. Sarah G says:

    Gorgeous card – love the embossed leaf!

  7. Debby Hughes says:

    Gorgeous Caryn! It’s great to get out the older supplies and breath new life into them!

  8. Hello
    This is a fabulous card….. Love that leaf…….
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  9. Beautiful card Caryn – that’s not a technique I’ve tried but I’m certainly going to add it to my ‘have a go at’ list! as it’s so effective. Sarah x

  10. Holly Saveur says:

    LOVE it..so gorgeous!

  11. Stunning card Caryn, I love the effect you have done on the leaf xx

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