Sunday, 16 September 2012

Leaf Get Well Card

When I first thought about making a card for the latest challenge at the Dynamic Duo's Blog, I wanted to use this leaf stamp. When I opened up my 'Leaves' stamp drawer though, the tree that I used for my Design Team card (see yesterday's post) was on top and I went with that instead.

Yesterday I thought I'd make another card for the challenge, this time a fairly quick one:


The leaf stamp is one I've had for years - my favourite way to use it is with a rainbow ink pad, so this was a stretch for me. Simply stamping it in black? I don't think I've ever done that with this image, but you sure see it's detail this way!

I pulled out my deckle edges scissors for this card too - another old tool but one I used to LOVE using. Haha, this was a nostalgic card to make -- who uses deckle scissors anymore? Who uses any of those fancy edged scissors that were all the rage a few years ago?

Banners, pennants and flags - now THAT is a popular trend these days and one I am happy to jump on.  I read someone's blog (?) and she said she has a little bowl on her stamping area filled with nothing but 1/2" strips of card stock scraps that she uses for flags and banners. Brilliant!  I now have a little glassine bag that I tuck my scrap strips into. Just a few, as we all know there is no shortage of white strip scraps when you are card making!

Card base - 4 x 6
Coloured card stock - Pear Pizzaz and Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Button and twine - Papertrey Ink
Word stamp - Gina K
Leaf Stamp - Rubber Stampede
Black Ink - Momento
Green Ink - Lucky Limeade (Stampin' Up)

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. a simple card- but looks so nice
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  2. Lovely. ;-) Wonderful use of the colors, and I LOVE that leaf image! Great job. ;-)

  3. So beautiful and so peaceful, Karen!

  4. Love this beautiful leaf card, we are on the same page with this one. I love a single leaf on the front of a card. I guess because it is just beautiful. Love the way you framed yours and the gorgeous colors. love CAS!

  5. I think the leaf is beautiful in black! Love that little banner sentiment too! :)


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