Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Leaf Me Alone!!

 Challenge #480 at Shopping Our Stash is Leaf Me Alone so we want to see Leaves on your project. I did some shopping my stash when I used some photo papers that I bought at a yardsale for 50 cents, they work great for alcohol inky backgrounds. Now my IO die set has been in a drawer for hmmm over 4 years never opened never used until now. First here is the inky sheets I made.

I made 4 sheets of the inky backgrounds. I have a extra large ziplock bag with a piece of cardstock zipped inside then scribble covering the bag with the cardstock as a guide, then spritz with rubbing alcohol and put the photo paper down on in (shiny side down) and pull it up it dries really fast too. When I got the bag out of it's "safe" place and started working I noticed a whole lot of teeth marks all over the one end of the bag, guess my hiding spot wasn't safe enough from my helper.

I dry embossed crumb cake cardstock with a fall embossing folder, "something" swirls. layered it on an Early Expresso mini slimline base, added a strip of brown to attach the leaves to and a vertical Happy Birthday diecut. This just might become my youngest grandson's card.

Closer look at the leaves and the EF.

Finished the inside with very vanilla, scrap of early expresso some extra leaves and one of my very first Hero Arts birthday sentiments. (very loved too)

I did finish the "A" planned card, what else would I do with mega leaf die cuts?

I used the same colours, leaves and embossing folder made a top loading A2 card. I attached the leaves to a circle and popped the whole circle up, the sentiment is an Impression Obsession die I've had for a while and never used it, 

Closer look at the wreath of fall leaves.

Inside of the card I thought it would work for a Thanksgiving birthday, The circle is the large one from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I used the smaller one for the front then covered it up. Very vanilla cardstock and Versafine Sepia ink for the sentiment. 

Thanks for completing the marathon of picture, glad you made it, now head over to the SOS Blog and check out the rest of the design team's projects. 


KT Fit Kitty said...

All I can say is WOW! These cards are amazing! I love, love, love your fall leaves! I need to try this technique! So funny about Toto's teeth marks - my Kiwi used to do that - he loved paper and would steal it off my desk and run off with it in his mouth. Funny to watch but I was not happy when I would find teeth marks in my finished cards! Kitties are so entertaining! Absolutely love these cards, Barb! Inside and out - amazing!

dj said...

That is a gorgeous embossing folder!! Love the technique you used for your leaves!! Way to go shopping your stash!! This card will be great inspiration for those who decide to play along with our "Leaf Me Alone" challenge over at SOS!!

AlisonC said...

Photo paper, brilliant idea. Your leaves are truly gorgeous in those shiny beautiful colours.