Sunday, September 26, 2010

All The Leaves are Flowers

Have you ever had a card that screamed at you to be made? This is that card. There have been so many fall themed challenges recently and I have this stamp set from SU that I've barely touched since I bought it. I thought it would be so useful but the stamps are just a touch too big for what I would normally do on a standard card. When this sentiment came up last week on Sentimental Sunday's blog, I just had to try.

The card is 5x5 inches and first sponged with Close to Cocoa. I wanted the slightly distressed look and the white was too stark. I then tried "thumping" for the first time where I inked the leaves in More Mustard and then using my SU markers, I just touched the rubber in spots with Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. I love the variegated colour effect. The sentiment was printed on Old Olive from my computer and popped up on recycled rubber. The flower brads were in my stash. They are in fact mounted evenly, one looks slightly higher than the other in this photo and I'm not sure why.

All in all, I'm quite happy with myself.

Challenges this card meets:
Craftalicious - Harvest Festival/Autumn
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Falling Leaves
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall
Creative Inspirations - Two or More Stamped Images
Everybody Art - Autumn
Fab 'N Funky - Quote Me Happy
Meljen's Designs - Autumn Colours
Stamp Something - Fall Colours
Stamptacular Sunday - Seasons Change (Fall Colours)


  1. What a beautiful card Christine, the leaves look gorgeous and a lovely sentiment too. Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n' Funky...hugs Shelly x

  2. Very elegant card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge and... good luck!!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  3. Hi Christine! Such a lovely card! The sentiment is just perfect!
    Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday and Meljen's Designs ♥ Good luck on our Autumn challenges!
    Dee (Spryte)
    Sprytebyrds Spot

  4. Beautiful card and such a gorgeous colour, the sentiment is just pefect! Thanks for playing this week at Fab N Funky.........Karen xx

  5. WOW this is gorgeous - thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations x x

  6. Gorgeous card i love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge. luv gina xx

  7. gorgeous card Christine ,, the stamped leaves are gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  8. Wowsers! this looks amazing! congrats on trying this stamping technique! Worked a treat! And love that sentiment! thanks for joining us this week at SSC for our seasons change challenge.
    Hugs Leonie

  9. Christine this is beautiful. I love the effect of the leaves. What a great card. Thanks for sharing it with us during our Change of Season challenge, please come back and join us this week for the Layer It On Challenge.
    Hugs xx