Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Oh the Maple Leaf, the Maple Leaf...

I'm trying a new technique.  My scraps are exploding out of their file folders so I thought I'd work on using up some of the small strips I have.  I wove the white strips and then trimmed my edges to 4.25 inches squared.  I then stamped on my panel using Stamping Up's retired Autumn leaves with TH's Barn Door Red.  I love this colour.  I then distressed the edges with Black Soot and mounted the panel on a scrap of Cherry Cobbler.  The card is 5.5 inches square so it's not small.  This did not put a dent in my scraps so you may see this technique again...  In fact you may see many cards focusing on using up scraps in the next little while.

Challenges this Card Meets:
Speedy TV - Memorial Day.  We don't celebrate Memorial Day here in Canada.  We honour our veterans on November 11th.  However, remembrance is always important so I thought this would be fittingly patriotic for the challenge.
Moving Along with the Times - Keeping it Real with Maple Leaves
Papertake Weekly - In the Garden
Secret Saturday Crafter - In the Garden
Simon Says - Clean and Simple
Stamptacular Sunday - In the Garden
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at FOSTV. Hope to see you again next week.

  3. This is oh so appropriate! I'm glad that you adapted the challenge to fit!

  4. What an awesome card..love how you used the strips to make this wonderful creation..it's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Friends of Speedy TV this week.

  5. Awesome card. I would never have thought to do this with my scraps. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV. We hope to see you again next week.

  6. This really is magnificent, Christine! I'm always looking for a way to use up scraps and I may have to use this great idea. :-D

  7. just beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Interesting use of scraps and lovely end result.

  9. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  10. Wow, what a cool technique and a great way to use scraps. The leaf stamp is beautiful and so is your card!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  11. Beautiful interpretation of our In The Garden
    theme , thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


  12. Beautiful Creation...really like the woven strips, makes such cool dimension!! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV :)

  13. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  14. Fun card! Thanks for joining us at Friends of SpeedyTV.