Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Distress Leaf Card

Hello! Ah...but it feels good to be crafting so much lately! I think that is one of the things I love about fall - the crisp days (or occasional snow when you live at 7,200 feet elevation) - makes me want to make soup, homemade doughnuts, and craft! Does it get any better?

So, yesterday when I saw the new Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger, this card popped into my head and had to be made - I hope that happens to you sometimes too?

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This is the Trigger Photo - captures fall perfectly, don't you think?


I also wanted to play along with the Avery Elle monthly challenge, which is a sketch this time around:


I started off by cutting the leaf with my Silhouette Cameo using white cardstock. I then inked it with 4 different colors of Tim Holtz distress ink, blending well, and saturating the leaf super well. Next, I spritzed it with a bit of Smooch Spritz to add a little sparkle, and a bit of a mottled effect. LOVE this effect! I just tried it the other day for the first time on a card for the new release next week at My Craft Spot - can't wait to show you that card! 

I also created a textured background, but using embossing paste, and a stencil I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo - you can see a little here the subtle texture it gives:

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Stamped my sentiment from Avery Elle's Handwritten Notes stamp set with Staz-on ink on a vellum banner, used some Avery Elle Maple Woodgrain Cardstock (LOVE this too!) for my cardbase, and added just a touch of black jute twine to finish it off. Oh - one other tip - I attached my vellum banner by adding just a *dot* of glue with my Zig 2 Way glue pen to the edges where it touches the leaf. Vellum can be SOOO hard to attach - and I found that this worked perfectly on here, because you don't see the glue, since it is the only spot touching the leaf, and floating free across the rest of the card.

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I am also linking this up with this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Halloween or Halloween colors (fall colors fit, right?)

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are having a great fall afternoon!!!

21 comments:

  1. Heather ~ Alright I had to reread this because I honestly thought this leaf was real!! OMG ~ simply STUNNING!!! Oh Heather you are so talented! WOW! I think I maybe done stalking for now.. Have a great night!

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  2. Lovey leaf, Heather. You really captured the Fall Season with this beauty!

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  3. Heather, this is an eye-catching, stunning card! I agree with Kim, in believing the leaf was real! Gorgeous card!
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  4. Wow, Heather, this is a portrait of fall, worthy of framing!! And worthy of publication! I'm so pinning!!

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  5. This is wonderful! That leaf is GORGEOUS. :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  6. Your leaf is beautiful, Heather.

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  7. Hey Heather! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  8. Gorgeous leaf! And card. Devine layout! Congrats on your TT win!

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  9. Congrats on your Trigger shout out, Heather! Your leaf is gorgeously distressed!

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  10. That leaf is a beauty - well deserved TT winner!

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  11. Congrats on your win at TT; It's a beautiful leaf!

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  12. Love your card - so beautiful! What a great technique for your leaf!

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  13. A single leaf in all it's glory, a beauty to behold. You did a wonderful job on this card, Heather.

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