Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thank You

I really enjoyed making this card for the following:
 CASology - Week #14 challenge, where the cue word is "Leaf".
Simon Says...Dies and/or Punches, where we are to use dies or punches.
The Meadow Leaf is cut from white cardstock that has been inked with various Distress Inks.
The kraft card base is cut with the Meadow Leaf die.
To create subtle texture, the PTI-Linen Impression Plate is used on the kraft card base.
A strip of patterned paper is popped up with foam adhesive on the bottom of the card base.
The sentiment is embossed. 
To add interest, hemp cord is wrapped around, and tied in a bow.

Stamp:  (Hero Arts)-Year Round Sentiments
Paper:  (PTI)-Kraft, (7Gypsies)-Avignon
Die & Impression Plate:  (Poppy Stamps)-Meadow Leaf, (PTI)-Linen Impression Plate
Ink:  Various Distress Inks, Coffee-Archival Ink
Other:  Hemp Cord, Clear Embossing Powder, Corner Chomper, Foam Adhesive
Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 4"

Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated!



Anonymous said...

Oh what a brilliant way to use the leaf die ... lovely ... never seen that done before, so will give it a go, thanks! Bon Dimanche ... Anita in France.

Patty said...

Martha thanks for visiting my blog! I'm one of your new followers, I love your cards! I'll be visiting often :)

Rosemary said...

absolutely gorgeous card, martha! clever use of the leaf die... the hemp cord is the perfect finishing touch! so glad you were able to play along with CASology this week!

Barb said...

Martha, I love the way you placed the branch back into the negative space! Beautiful card! :)

Beate said...

Gorgeous card!

Greta said...

Love this one, Martha!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!!! I love that the leaf is mounted "flush" on the card base.

Jen W. said...

Love your gorgeous inlaid fern and that yellow hemp cord is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Ardyth said...

Great colours and subtle texture! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Jingle said...

Very pretty! I like the way you did the leaf! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Anonymous said...

This is SIMPLY gorgeous Martha! I love how you colored your leaf.

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous, Martha! I love the colors and how you placed the leaf back into the negative space.

Melissa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE that pretty leaf and the colors on this are wonderful!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology! :)

Melissa said...

p.s. I've given you a blog award on my blog... :)

Joy said...

Martha this is a beautiful CAS card, love how you used the die cut... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

alexandra s.m. said...

simply beautiful Martha!!