Monday, September 6, 2010

Stamp Simply #155 - falling leaves challenge & Flourishes BBB02

The Stamp Simply "falling leaves" challenge fit in with a birthday card I needed to make for one of my brothers-in-law.  Guy cards can be tough for me to create, so a leaf theme seemed just right.  To get the details of the Stamp Simply #155 challenge, click HERE.

ALSO...Flourishes BBB02 challenge wants us to capture the feel of fall.  The details are HERE.

With the themes being leaves and  fall, I decided to use earth tones for my card.  I used clear EP to emboss the leaf images, then using a Tim Holtz foam applicator, swirled several colors over the leaves and finished off with a darker ink around the edges of the very vanilla CS.  Some layering, a little linen thread and the card was finished.  Oh, and to add a little more texture.. my Close to Cocoa layer is the textured card stock.  I think it adds a little more interest to the card.
Well...the holiday weekend is drawing to a close, so it's time to pack up and put away all of my stamping supplies  :(     I'm not complaining though - I made 10 cards this weekend!  YAY!

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The recipe ~
CS: very vanilla, close to cocoa (textured), chocolate chip, really rust (SU)
Ink: creamy caramel, chocolate chip (SU), versamark
Stamps: on your birthday (SU), small maple (Rubber Stamped)
Other: linen thread (SU)


  1. What a lovely masculine card! I agree, guy cards just don't come as easy!!! (You may enjoy next week's challenge, so keep your eyes open -- LOL!) A perfect design for a man! So glad you could play the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!

  2. This is a great card for a man - love autumn colours - my favourite time of the year.

  3. Oh, I love this card!
    Perfectly rustic:)
    Well done!!

  4. What a wonderfully rustic card and perfect masculine card!!! I bet the recipient loves it!! :)


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