Monday, 16 November 2015

Autumn Leaves and Christmas Wreaths

Two great challenges today over at Splitcoaststampers!

First up the CAS Challenge "Fall Foliage".

It's a soggy wet day here in Vancouver and most of our fall leaves are off the trees looking pretty brown and dead. Hence the subdued look of my card:


I used a large square acrylic block for the background - inked up with Ranger Lake Mist, spritzed with water, and pressed onto my cs. I then stamped one of the leaves, the splats, and the postage mark from the SU French Foliage set on top of it with the same ink.

Using Distress Brushed Corduroy, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and one of the other leaf stamps onto the background. The leaf looked kind of blah so I redid it on a scrap of cs and fussy cut it. I used a yellow marker and a waterbrush to tone down the white parts of the leaf. I used foam tape under it and layered it over the stamped blah leaf. A nice bronze border finished off the focal panel and it is popped up with foam tape.

The other challenge is Try a New Technique - "Hang Your Wreath" - to make a wreath using a die cut.


I used my Memory Box starry wreath die and gold cs. A few tiny stars come out of the wreath after cutting and I glued those amongst the background stars created by an embossing folder.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white on a strip of gold vellum.

I had a hard time deciding which of my wreath dies to use so may be back this week with some more die cut wreath cards.

Thanks for visiting!






Supplies:

Leaf Card:
Stamps: SU French Foliage, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: cream and bronze cs
Paper Size: 4.25" square
Ink: Ranger Lake Mist, Distress Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: clear ep, yellow marker, foam tape, acrylic block
Techniques: Acrylic Block stamping

Wreath Card:
Stamps: Make an Impression sentiment
Paper: white and gold cs, gold vellum
Paper Size: A2
Ink: ColorBox Frost White
Accessories: Memory Box starry wreath die, Crafts Too ef, white embossing powder, foam tape

4 comments:

  1. Two beauties Susan. Glad you're back home safe. xx

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  2. Love that background with the Fall leaf! Our leaves are falling fast but we still have a bit of color. The gold star wreath is very elegant!

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  3. Susan, love the gold star wreath. Just been checking out your blog, brilliant cards and tags for Christmas.

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