Saturday, 21 October 2017

Falling leaves

I'm going to be waxing lyrical about the joys of having a stamping platform again in this post, sorry if I'm getting too evangelical about it but it has advantages I'd never dreamed of before I got it, like in this case being able to ink different areas of the same stamp repeatedly to layer colours.


The leaf background is a large stamp, I think when I got it it was called a "texture mat", and today I inked it first all over with yellow  and stamped it lightly to give a base for the colours, then sponged on inks, one at a time, in orange, greens and browns, stamping between each application, so that in some places the colours blended.

The copper leaves are cut with a "Die Cutting Essentials" freebie and the orange ones with dies from a mixture of Spellbinders sets. That pretty copper peel off border is some left from a bundle of peel offs I bought from QVC many, many years ago.

I am sharing this with
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Autumn Colours
Dies R Us - Leaves

8 comments:

  1. OH WOW ... this is so cool! I love your design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Leaves’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  2. Gorgeous card, love the colours and the die cut leaves
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  3. Beautiful job on the background stamp. awesome job on the whole card it's gorgeous

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  4. This is a really beautiful card and your stamped background is gorgeous. Barbxx

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  5. Gorgeous Autumnal card, love the stamped leaves and the die cuts over the top look fabulous! Thank you for joining our 'Autumn Colours' challenge over at Sparkles Challenge this month, I do hope you'll be able to join us again soon,
    Love Jacky x Sparkles DT

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  6. This is so gorgeous Jane. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxx

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  7. Love these autumnal leaves and the fact that your stamping platform is inspiring you x

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  8. Stunning card, Jane! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Barbara
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
    http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

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