Thursday, October 25, 2012

Every blade in the field Card

Hi Y'all, Monica here today.  The inspiration for this card came from my garden.  While picking fallen oak leaves out of a Laceleaf Japanese Maple I started really paying attention to its beautiful colors and the delicacy of the leaves.  Then I started thinking they'd make good masks.  Ah, ha!  Time to play with the Dylusion sprays I got a little while ago.

This was a very quick card.  Arrange the leaves on a piece of cardstock, spritz with water, spritz with Dylusion Ink Spray (Bubblegum Pink), spritz with water, lightly spritz around edges with Crushed Grape, spritz with water.  Remove leaves and dry papers.  I used an old iron instead of a heat gun.  Be sure to look at both sides of your paper as you'll get various looks on each sample.  The quote layer is actually the reverse side of one of my first attempts.

Stamp Every blade in the field quote on background using Archival Jet Black ink.  Cut and emboss with Spellbinders Respendent Rectangles.  Create a 6x6" base card.  Cut another layer of background and use corner rounder.  Use Brilliance Dew Drops inkpad, Pearlescent Purple, to edge all layers, paying particular attention to the border of the quote layer.  The small size and pointed tip of the Brilliance Dew Drops are perfect for jobs like this.  Assemble with Be Creative tape and Pop-Dots.

Ideally this card would have been yellow, orange, red and a hint of green but those colors are on my Wish List for now, lol.   

I hope y'all have the opportunity to get outside to enjoy the last colors of fall and sunny days.  Keep your eyes open for things to haul back to your studio to play with.  All kinds of treasures to be found in Nature's fall gifts.



  1. Monica, this is gorgeous! Love the use of the leaves as a mask. Beautiful!

  2. what an original card!thanks for sharing this idea!

  3. Very pretty. Only problem is it's winter in my neck of the woods... will have to wait till next fall BIG GRIN

  4. beautiful use of nature combined with ink and your creativity .
    thanks Monica!

  5. That is beautiful Monica and perfect with that stamp.


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