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


9 comments:

  1. This is super Jane!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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

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

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

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

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  8. 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

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

    Elaine xx

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