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Happy Birthday and Sympathy


Hello, I hope you can bear with me a little longer until I have exhausted all of my ideas when it comes to Fall leaves. There might be and end in sight, just so you know! 😉

The ideas started flowing again to break out these leaves when I saw the challenge over at Global Design Project, so they are to blame…LOL. This week they asked us to CAS the card below. While I was at it, I knew that Addicted to Stamps and More had a stencils and or die cut challenge going on too that I could join. I am totally loving this color combo!

I tried to mimic the two corners design using the leaves and then the die cut circles to get dimension. Then I used a stencil in place of the brick wall. I got a bit carried away with my stencil and totally forgot to leave parts of the card white like they did above. Bummer!

Card Details: I first stamped the leaves. Then came back with my die-cut stencil and Oxide Inks and added the color. Then I used a stencil for the background. I wanted to add some depth so decided to use multiple layers of stitched circles from SU to achieve that goal. Some bronze sequins and a greeting from Avery Elle to finish it off.

Here is the first card I made, which is why I totally forgot to leave parts of the other background white in the above card, because I hadn’t here.

For this card I made a stencil using the deckled edge die that you see in the picture and the greeting is from SU. I was going for a one layer card until I left no room for the greeting. P to the 7th power. LOL

Thanks for checking in on me, I love your visits! Take care, Nanc’

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday and Sympathy

  1. I’m glad you like this color combo, Nancy, since with a tweek you can use it for a future JUGS challenge. 😉 They are beautiful colors together. I’ll never get tired of your leaves. In fact – see above. lol

  2. Love, Love, Love your color combo and I never get tired of leaves. This is a great card that I would love to CASE.

  3. Beautiful cards ! I also love this colour combo and your two eye-catching designs. These leaves look gorgeous ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  4. Beautiful!!

  5. Both these cards are beautiful! Such a great choice of colours for your leaves and background. It has a very serene feel. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! (I need a couple of sympathy cards, sigh.)

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