Thursday, May 19, 2022

Inlaid Leaves

Ooooooookay the house is pretty much as clean as it's going to get, I have two more loads of towels to wash and I'm done!  Which means I have a little bit of time to spend in my craft room before the hordes descend : p

Thought I'd try something different with the Tropical Layers dies and do an inlaid design.  I only used two colors of cardstock, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana; I sponged on the insides of the leaves to make a darker version of Bermuda Bay.

Check out this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

Which I paired with the color challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches:

Then I worried that my card wasn't CAS enough, and I really liked those colors together, so I made this:

Yep, definitely more CAS this time.  For the Bermuda Bay leaf, I inked up the stamp with Versamark, then Bermuda Bay ink, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder so I could watercolor without the ink running.  The background leaves are cut out of silver foil paper; I cut the one on the left backwards (with the foil facing down instead of up towards the die) so I could have the leaves facing different directions.  The upside-down one ended up having more texture than the normal one, so I put the normal one back on my die cut machine facedown and ran it through with no die.  My cutting plates are well-used (like, a LOT) so doing that gave me some nice texture on the silver paper.  I used a blending brush to make a light Coastal Cabana background for my leaves and popped the sentiment on there.  Done!

Okay, the washer is squawking that it's done.  Cheers, y'all!

Supplies, all SU!, first card:
Stamps:  Artfully Layered
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Tropical Layers dies, Stylish Shapes dies, Silver EP, silver gems that are retired, Dimensionals

Supplies, all SU!, second card:
Stamps:  Artfully Layered
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Paper:  Thick Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Silver Foil
Accessories:  Tropical Layers dies, Stylish Shapes dies, white EP, clear EP, Dimensionals


Lyn said...

Beautiful cards, love them both. Love those leaves.

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards! Your inlaid leaves are so striking! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Tanya said...

I love your use of these colors! Such pretty cards!

Cécile RIBON said...

Two gorgeous cards and awesome takes on both challenges! I love so much these beautiful tropical leaves. ! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&S and at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Shannon Lorenz-Hatch said...

Love both of your creations - one is bright and bold - yet clean and simple - the other is most definitely elegant, clean and simple. Great job combining both challenges. Thanks for joining us at CC&S