Saturday, September 28, 2013

An Autumn Anniversary - CASology and CAS-ual Fridays

Well, it seems like forever since I've played along in a challenge!  I finally had a little time to spend at my craft table today so I created a card for 2 challenges.

CASology - the Cue Card is Autumn

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC115: Fall Colors & a Leaf

Here is my take on both challenges.

I found this leaf on our front lawn late last summer and thought it was beautiful.  It's extremely fragile and thin.
I had no idea what I would do with it, until just a few days ago when I saw the challenge theme at CAS-ual Fridays.  Use a leaf?  Of course!
Since this leaf would never survive the postal service, I knew I wanted to use it on a card that I would deliver in person.  What better recipient than my husband?  Our Wedding Anniversary is coming up in a few days.  So....I actually get to keep my lacy leaf card.  It's a win-win situation, don't you think?

Anyway.  In order to protect the leaf AND cover as little of it as possible, I used a piece of clear card stock (acetate) over the leaf.  When I adhered the sentiment panel, I used scor-tape beneath that area of the acetate to adhere it all to my card base.  By the way, fragile leaves and static-y acetate are bit challenging to work with.  Trust me.

Thanks so much for taking a look!

Supply list ~
card stock: crushed curry, cajun craze (SU), clear card stock (Heartfelt Creations)
ink: onyx black versafine
stamps: simple sentiments (PTI)
other: brights candy dots (SU), leaf from my lawn


  1. Love the Burgundy against that chartreuese- y color!! Wow!
    Thanks for playing with us in the Autumn FUN at CASology!

  2. Susie this is seriously stunning, I think it is the perfect anniversary card for your husband. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology! Happy Anniversary!

  3. What a fantastic way to incorporate a real leaf - and I like your plan so that you can see it whenever you want! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  4. I just LOVE this card, Susie! I would never be able to incoprate this huge leaf on a card but you did a fantastic job!!!
    Thanks for playing along with our CAS-ual Fridays challenges!
    Sylvia xx

  5. That overly looks so neat! Very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!


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