Apr 30, 2009

365 Cards: 'Leaf' it Up to Me!

Here is my card for today's 365 Cards Challenge: "Leaf" it up to me!  This challenge requires that you use at least ONE leaf (real or image) on your card. I chose to do a few leaves:

I stamped my center leaf image in black and then embossed it clear. Then I used my second leaf image in Vintage Cream and sprayed it with water before stamping. I realize this technique works better with colors and watercolor paper, but I wanted to see what would happen. Then I wiped my black leaves clean to bring it out a bit. I used some silver ink for the sentiment frame and embossed it, the sentiment and the little dragon fly. (I wanted to squeeze in a hint of Tuesday's Challenge: Miss You Sentiment)
Here is a close up of the leather cord and button. And that is all she wrote! Hope you are having a swell Thursday. I am constantly surprised at how fast the weeks go by. Soon the weekend will be here and I will be running a 5k! EEK!  Wish me luck, cause baby I am gonna need it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Natures Silhouettes CHF, Fancy Frames Pink Paislee
Ink: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, StaZon Jet Black, Encore Silver, Hero Arts Soft Pool
Paper: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow, True Black
Accessories: Leather Cord, Papertrey Ink Black Button, Clear Embossing Powder


Nancy Sanders said...

Very elegant and creative. And combining 2 challenges...nice job.

~amy~ said...

absolutely elegantly gorgeous!!!

Alicia said...

Good Luck on the 5K!! I could never do that!!

I LOVE LOVE the leather cord! That is too cool! Also, this card would be a wonderful sympathy card. Great job!!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

What a beautiful elegant card Kristie. I will have to try that technique. I have plenty of watercolour paper having done a watercolour course years ago.

Vicky said...

kristie, this is so elegant and stunning - just gorgeous!! good luck in the 5k this weekend!!

Rose said...

Fantastic card!! I love how the water technique looks.

scrapperjulia said...

This is just gorgeous, love that technique!

willow said...

Just perfect for this challenge, good luck with the 5K, I couldnt do it

Fi said...

Very elegant card Kristie, love the way you did your stamping, very creative.

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Oh Kristie this card is extreme elegance I love it all. Great job with this challenge.

Ann said...

Beautiful! Love the embossing!

Jana said...

Very elegant card. Love the embossed leaf and the fiber wrapped around.

Rosemary said...

I hope you did well on the 5K - good for you!

This a very sophisticated card, and a completely different take than I expected. I love it though!

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