Monday, September 13, 2010

Skeleton Leaves

Ooh, I just loooove autumn and all the wonderful sights and smells! Apple orchards with cider and donuts. And you can't forget the carved pumpkins and crunchy leaves underfoot. Can't wait to take the grandbaby to the pumpkin patch. Do you think 4 months old is too young for a visit??? We're not even officially in the fall season yet and none of the leaves have changed color here, but that doesn't stop me from creating my very own pile of colorful leaves!! The stamp set used is one of the fabulous new ones available in the Holiday Mini, and it's really one of my very, very favorite ones. It can be elegant or fun depending on how you use it, so it's one of those versatile sets I'll hang onto and use many times over in the coming years. Today's idea is more of the fun version. Hope it inspires you just a bit.

Stamps: French Foliage and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla cardstock with Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, and Soft Suede
Accessories: Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, Clip (retired), Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon (retired), Sponge Daubers, Cutter Tool, and Dimensionals

This card uses every single stamp in the French Foliage set. That's something that I don't usually do, but for this card it just seemed right to have a little bit of each of the stamps on there. After using the Newsprint DSP for a background, I love the addition of the french script stamp used on the main layer. It just seems perfect to me.

The main layer is also heavily distressed. There's ripping, sponging, and using the distressing tool on some of the edges. Like I said earlier, there's "a little bit" of everything here.

Hope you enjoyed this idea and give it a try. And thanks for stopping by today. Have fun stamping!!

1 comment:

Rhonda Langley said...

Great distressed look! Wonderful colors!