Hello, It’s the first of November and I am going to tell you that I am in denial, how about you? Do you think if we stomp our feet and do not budge that Christmas won’t come? Me either! Why are things so much harder than they used to be and why are we or should I say me, not anxious about the Holiday Season? Inquiring minds want to know!
Okay, I got a bit sidetracked. Today over at Color Hues, Hannelie is our wonderful hostess and she picked a pretty color pairing that I totally was enamored with.
Here is a close-up of my card. I just love doing this technique with the leaves every year. I love the look of it.
Card Details: The first thing I did was make a stencil using the die that goes with these awesome leaves. Next, I sponged them one at a time in Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers – Oxide Ink. I did this as carefully as I could in hopes to not turn them a shade of green. Then I came back with the matching stamp in black to give them their definition. Finally, I decided to do the inlay technique with the friend die and later bordered it with teal paper. The hi there was added last using a tag die that has been layered 3 times for depth.
Supplies: Retired SU leaves from the Colorful Seasons set. The friend die is from Honey Bee Stamps, and the hi there is from Ellen Hutson and die cut with Pink and Main tags.
Now, if you come on over to Color Hues you will totally be inspired by the fabulous team’s cards along with our wonderful guest-Arlene.
Take care, Nanc’
November 1, 2022 at 9:18 am
What a great idea to make a stencil to color your leaves, Nancy. They are brilliant in the challenge colors.
November 1, 2022 at 5:37 pm
That is such a clever idea Nancy, using the die to make a stencil. The colours just shine out from your card. 🙂
November 2, 2022 at 10:07 am
Great way to do your pretty leaves. Love your card.
November 3, 2022 at 10:17 am
Love the way you layered the colors on the leaves. I just finished a whole group of fall birthday cards, but I’ll try to remember this technique for next year! Love your card!
November 3, 2022 at 12:14 pm
The way you did your leaves is ingenious and so clever! Using these colors for leaves is genius! I’m always amazed at your creativity, Nancy! This is so so pretty.
November 4, 2022 at 9:09 am
Who knew these colors would look so wonderful on fall leaves!
November 4, 2022 at 2:19 pm
Julia, thanks for coming by!
November 4, 2022 at 12:08 pm
Your leaves are so beautifully sponged and the colours are lovely! Don`t you love using OxidesÉ
November 5, 2022 at 8:26 am
I love your leaves! So beautiful, Nancy! Gorgeous card!
November 6, 2022 at 8:27 pm