Friday, 13 September 2013

Autumn Leaves

It's been a busy week - we've been away for a wonderful break on the Scillies, which I'll be writing about over on my Grape Vine blog  in a day or two, so I've not had much time for crafting, but here's a quick card I made today using two of my favourite stamps, an oak leaf and  a maple leaf, from the American company Just For Fun. The stamps are double sided - one side is the flat silhouette of the leaf, and the other the veins. I use a stamp positioner to get the veins in place (being me, not always 100% accurately! But then, nature doesn't produce identical leaves, does she?)

I used a distress ink for the leaves, so that they didn't look too flat, and sponged a border of the ink on the inside of the card, which I finished off with another leaf. The veins are embossed with a dark green powder to make them stand out. It's hard to tell from the photos, but the white rectangle has been embossed with a wood grain effect folder.

I'm playing along with

Less is More #136 - colour challenge Rust and Dark Green
Craft Room Challenge  Trees and/or Leaves
Just for Fun  Colours of Autumn


Chrissie said...

This is super Jane!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous card, clean and simple just what I like! Thanks for joining with us at Just For Fun this month! Great entry. Mo DT xxx

Zoechaos said...

Seeing this in the FB group did not show it in all it's glory and glorious is the right word love it Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Esther said...

Thanks so much for sharing your great card with us at Craft-Room, love the colours and fab CAS design... Esther xx

Debi said...

brilliant CAS card! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Karen Willis said...

Lovely CAS card. Thanks for joining our Colours of Autumn challenge over at Just For Fun. Karen DT member x

hazel said...

A beautiful CAS card, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

That's so nice, simple yet Lovely, Thanks for joining us at JFF for our Autumn Colour's challenge, Good luck with your entry, DT Mandz xox

lainey's handcrafted cards said...

Lovely CAS card! Thanks for joining our Colours of Autumn challenge at Just For Fun!

Elaine xx