Thursday, October 1, 2015

Golden Leaves CCMC375

Wow, Can you believe it is the first day of October?!!  And it must be Thursday because it's time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  I really like sketch challenges and  we have a fun one this week!  Here's my card:

  • I chose to go with leaves for my three main elements; these are stamped with the smallest leaf stamp in the Vintage Leaves set on three colors of cardstock then embossed with gold and diecut with the Leaflets Framelits. 
  • The base card is Rich Razzleberry, 8.5" x 5.5", folded in half.
  • A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut 5" x 3.75" stamped with the Sheltering Tree in Tip Top Taupe, the ground in Sahara Sand  and the rake in Sahara Sand (all stamped off once before stamping on the Vanilla layer).  I colored the tiny leaf stamp with markers, stamped them off once then stamped onto the Vanilla layer then repeated this several times. 
  • The sentiment was stamped in Mossy Meadow, again stamped off once before stamping on the Vanilla.
  • Treated the top corners of the Vanilla cardstock with the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch.  Love that punch!
  • I wrapped the Gold Cord around the Vanilla layer a number of times then adhered the diecut leaves with Dimensionals and adhered it to the Rich Razzleberry with Dimensionals.

I wanted the tree to fade into the background so the three main images, the leaves, would be the focus of the card; therefore I stamped off (also called "second generation" stamping) to make them lighter.

  • Stamps:  Vintage Leaves, Sheltering Tree
  • Inks:  Tip Top Taupe, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, VersaMark.  Markers:  Tip Top Taupe, Rich Razzleberry, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Old Olive.
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry,  Hello Honey, Old Olive
  • Accessories:  Gold Cord, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Magnetic Platform, Fast Fuse, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive.
Here is the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary that we are using this week.  Don't you think this is a cool sketch.  I like that it's rather different!

We would love to see what you would do with this sketch!  So play with it and see what you come up with then let us see your project also by uploading a link to your card to the challenge website at Create with Connie and Mary!  You'll also want to check out the creations of the other Challenge Team members; there's lots of inspiration going on over there!!  The Challenge Team will also stop by your card and leave you some comment love!!  How about it?!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping!



Jenny Engelke said...

What a beautiful, rich color combination! The gold and the fancy corners make it look so luxe!

Bridgette J said...

This is so original. I love the sheltering tree in the background! Very creative! Love the autumn feel with a little bling on the leaves and twine. Perfect for fall! :)

Joanne James said...

What a great idea to stamp a little scene in the background behind your richly coloured embossed leaves - this works so well.

Chris Slogar said...

The cord totally suggests a gusty fall day with leaves swirling! Love the feel of that, and the tree is a perfect backdrop! Very clever!!

Alison Barclay said...

So very pretty with that tree and the golden touches. Beautiful card!

Lisa Young said...

Oh my word, Margaret! I love how you created your card with the tree in the background and the leaves in the foreground. Genius!

Lisa Martz said...

Love the punched corners and the gold leaves! Looks like the leaves are swirling in the wind.

Connie Babbert said...

Love how you put a background image under the Gold Cording! Nice touch! Great job with the sketch this week!

carol smith said...

This is a beautiful card, Margaret- Love the subtlty of it, and it's refreshing to see something a little different and original! Great work.

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