Thursday, October 22, 2015

Birthday Leaf

We meet again, stampy friends :)  Ready for another fall-inspired creation?

I think fall cards are my favorite seasonal cards to make, even more than Christmas cards.  I just love fall--cooler temperatures, pretty colors on the trees (IF you live in a place that has a fall), PIES, pumpkins, pumpkin pie...what's not to love?

I used the colors from this week's Colour Me...! challenge:

I used Sahara Sand for my main image panel just for something a little different.  The leaf is stamped with a combination of Versamark and Elegant Eggplant, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, but it's so dark it looks black so I'm glad you can tell on the watercoloring that it's actually purple.

Also making an appearance is this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

And I think this qualifies for the Paper Players CAS leaves challenge:

I used some layers on there, but I think it's still pretty clean.  This card is going out to my purple-loving friend Audra and will be slightly late for her birthday...because most of my cards are slightly late :p

Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Lighthearted Leaves, My Paper Pumpkin sentiment
Ink:  Versamark, Elegant Eggplant, Watermelon Wonder, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Watermelon Wonder DSP
Accessories:  Clear EP, Dimensionals, rhinestone


Karen Ashbrook said...

Love your card. That pretty paper works so well with the gorgeous leaf image you used. Karen x

stampwithamyk said...

How pretty! Love those colors for your fall image. Great, clean design! hanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

Tanya said...

This is really, really pretty! cards are often late too. :)

LeAnne said...

Hi Christy! So happy that you shared this with us! This leaf is just beautiful embossed and colored with those colors! Fall is just about my favorite season, too! Great take on the PP CAS challenge!

Lisa said...

Your leaf is beautiful, my goodness! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

Julie Gearinger said...

Very pretty!! Love the use of the DSP with this wonderfully colored leaf image- thanks for playing along with us at Colour Me!

Amy O said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you've colored the leaf and the bits of sparkle are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a perfectly scrumptious, fall creation! Love the shine of the purple embossing to bits and pieces! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Colour Me...!

CCsMom said...

Cindy loved her card. She said of all the cards, yours made her laugh out loud.

Very nice today, too!

Jen Timko said...

I just love the colors on your leaf! Really pretty work! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!