Saturday, October 29, 2011

Paper Players Blog Hop

Happy Saturday, friends!  Welcome to the The Paper Players Blog Hop where we are celebrating Fall today!  If you're following the hop in order, you've arrived here from Lovely Lesley's blog. 
Here are all the "Hoppers"...click the names to visit each blog.  Some of us have blog candy too so be sure follow the whole hop!

Nance Leedy (you are here)
Rita Wright
Tara Bilbao

I know you will be shocked to know that to me, Fall means TREES and WOODGRAIN, lol.  For my hop card, I paired the Leaves of a Tree stamp with the gorgeous colors in the Spice Cake DSP:
The technique to ink the tree is apparently tried-and-true but totally new to me!  I'm not sure what it's called but Linda Heller demonstrated it at Stampcation last month.  Basically, I created my own ink pad by pooling drops of re-inker onto a square piece of felt.  Then I just inked the tree stamp with my felt ink pad and stamped directly onto some Very Vanilla cardstock. edit: I found this great tutorial from SU demo Tonya Ball--thanks Tonya!

The result is beautiful blend of colors just perfect for this autumnal tree.  Here I used Pool Party, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede and of course just a little touch of Dazzling Diamonds! 
**BLOG CANDY ALERT**
And just to keep the sparkle going, I'm giving away a tub of Mica Flakes!
All you have to do is just leave me a comment about my Fall Blog Hop card!  I will draw a random winner from all comments and post the winner on  Saturday November 5th.  Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you're my winner!  How easy is that?!
I hope you visit us at The Paper Players tomorrow when Ann brings us a seasonal challenge  What will it be?  Be sure to visit the Paper Players blog tomorrow morning to play along.  For now, please click HERE to visit {Sassy} Rita's Blog.  She is next on our blog hop! Thanks for stopping by!
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supplies:
stamps: leaves of a tree; hand-penned holidays; woodgrain
paper: soft suede, very vanilla, more mustard CS; spice cake DSP
ink: soft suede
xtras: soft suede, more mustard, pool party, pear pizzazz reinkers; in color ruffled ribbon; linen thread; distressing kit; dazzling diamonds; craft felt

113 comments:

Valari said...

Like you, I can't believe I haven't tried this technique yet. I love this stamp and have been coloring the leaves with SU markers..no more!!! Thanks for the tip and the chance to win!

Rita said...

What a cool way to get all that color variation; it looks great! I love your ribbon treatment; I can't even get mine to look quite that awesome! Of course you know I LOVE the woodgrain and Spice Cake. :o)

Rose Petal said...

Hello Nance. This is just fabulous. Love all the colours and texture, so much detqail, absolutely fabulous creation. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Patti said...

Beautiful card. Love that dsp and all the great colors; the best paper this year (so far) for SU.

narellefarrugia.com said...

Lovely card Nance. I love the technique for inking your tree - very effective. Cheers!

Bonita said...

Beautiful use of paper and techniques to show off the lovely tree stamp. Thanks

Caroline said...

Wow how beautiful is this!! Sounds easy enough, but you know how that goes!! I will have to try this technique!! Felt, hmmmm...

Katy McGloin said...

I saw Linda's tutorial on this technique and have wanted to try it also. Great job on the application! Love your card!

Stacey said...

That colorful tree is stunning!

rtigger4 said...

Wow Nance, I had not heard of your technique until this post. I think I might have to check that one out. And I love how it made that stamped image pop. Simply gorgeous card!!

LeAnne said...

Oh so VERY cool....what a perfect technique for this image--and a perfect fall/Thanksgiving card!

Anonymous said...

A technique I have not used in a long while, but one that is perfect for fall leaves! TFS!

Sue-Lynn in PA
suelynn99pa @ gmail . com

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the new technique. Love the look of that tree.

Loretta's Menagerie said...

really love the color combination. Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I love seeing creations by other stampers. I have been dying to use the mica flakes hope to see some ideas on this product soon. Thanks for sharig.

Janet's Stampin Stuff said...

Nance, your card is just perfect! Your stamping created a true fall look with all of the colors. Of course, I love the Spice Cake DSP, too.

Cam said...

Oh that is so cool. I keep thinking how you would "sponge" those different color. Now I know and will have to try that. Love the blog candy. I would have loved the card too to see its full effect in live person. Thanks for the inspiration.

scrappingnana said...

Wow, your tree is lovely. I will have to try this technique. Lovbe the colors of the Spice Cake DSP. TFS

Crealotte said...

Lovely! This little tree is definitely back on my wish list! Love how you inked it up... Thanks for sharing!

Sue A said...

This card is gorgeous! Thank you for the chance to win some blog candy.

Susan Joyce said...

Love all the colours on the tree Nance, lovely card.

Marisa said...

I'm with you re: fall wood grain and trees (though my trees seem to be more leaves...maple leaves to be exact LOL!) Your tree is fabulously coloured and I love the WG in the BG with the pop of blue in the ribbon. Lovely card :)

Julie Marshall said...

Oh so pretty Nance! I have never heard of this technique, but it truly works...your tree is gorgeous. The little bit of sparkle was the perfect finishing touch.

Hi, I'm Jen. said...

these mica flakes are still a mystery to me, I would love to see what they really look like in real life. I also have never heard of this technique before so TFS!

Barbara said...

I am a tree lover and gravitate to cards with that theme. Your card is beautiful!

Barb
bjslasky@comcast.net

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wonderful technique! I have not seen this done before and the results are stunning! Beautiful leaves!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Tanya said...

Oh wow, this is awesome! Love the look, have never tried it, thanks so much for the inspiration! :D

Lesley Croghan said...

This is STUNNING Nance! Love the leaves on the tree.
Hugs,
Lesley

Vicki Dutcher said...

How gorgeous is your tree!! Love that font too!

Silvia said...

Love the colors,love those stamps and love your card!

Heather said...

That tree is gorgeous!!!

debbie said...

That stamp is so pretty. I love the card you made with it.

keeleykats said...

Beautiful! The woodgrain background is a nice touch!

SueBee said...

I've loved this stamp when it first came out! You did a beautiful job with the Fall colors.
Susan B.

Sondra Agathakis said...

I love your card, you have inspired me to try that technique!
thanks so much for sharing!
boogirl50@msn.com

Murtuza said...

Nice Card... TFS

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance your tree is GORGEOUS. Wow the blend of colors is so cool. I love how you let us know the trick. I'm going to have to try that technique.
Thanks for a chance at some of my 'favorite type' - blog - candy too! Hugs

Anonymous said...

The card is beautiful! Love the colors on the tree. Thanks for sharing your technique. A great idea to try.

Jennifer

Pat P. Mass,. said...

Gorgeous Fall card, love the technique and will try. Thank you. KittyKitty366@aol.com (Pat P. Mass.)

Sandi said...

Loved how the colors looked on the tree. Thanks for sharing with us.

Stampin with Kristy said...

What a gorgeous card! I love this new technique! Thanks for sharing!!

Linda Callahan said...

The tree is fabulous! What a great technique! And did I spy some woodgrain looking as handsome as always? This is beautiful!

JKB said...

I am so tampted to get this stamp after seeing your card. Great ideas.

dona6505@yahoo.com said...

Your color selection is so beautiful! I wouldn't have thought of the blue, but it is beautiful here! Well done!!

thestampinglady said...

Simply stunning with your fall color choices. It's such a fun technique to use too.

DAWN Braun said...

Simply Stunning! I love the mix of colors you chose and that tree stamp is on my wish list, thanks to you!

Marie said...

Autumn cards are definitely about trees and your card is marvelous. Love that technique!

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card. I've never heard of that inking technique. Thanks for sharing it.

cathyaust@hotmail.com

Lela said...

What a great technique, I'm absolutely going to try this! Your tree turned out beautiful! I like the pop of blue too w/ the ribbon

Christy Q said...

Nance - this is phenomenal! Love that multi-colored tree and the woodgrain background with the pop of pool party ribbon.

I have never tried this technique either and will have to do so very soon! Now to add craft felt to my shopping list as I don't think I have any in my house. LOL

Lisa R. said...

Gorgeous fall card! Love the technique. Great background. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Anne Marie said...

Wowza, is this ever pretty, Nance! What a cool technique to ink in different colors, too! Can't wait ti try that out. Finally I can use up some of that felt just sitting in my craft room closet. Alas, I am going to have to buy that tree stamp, as well. Haha! The Dazzling Diamonds adds the perfect touch, too. You know my motto...everything is better with some sparkle! Absolutely fabulous, friend! Have a happy day today! Big hugs! :)

Jeanne said...

Great idea using felt that way. Have seen something similar using a large cotton ball. The colors look so great on your tree. Gotta get that stamp! :)

Debbie Henderson said...

I love what you did with the leaves, the color..the shimmer, the whole card is a beauty!

DawnKathleen said...

Thank you for sharing this technique. Your card is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card and a new technique for me as well.. will definitely have to try it..nice effect!

Bernice P

Texas JennyWren said...

Wow, I never heard about this felt technique before. LOVE IT. And your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing not only the card but the technique as well.
txjennywren.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love it! I have not tried that technique and will have to visit that tutorial for more info. The tree is gorgeous!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Julie Gearinger said...

Nance- love this card and the technique looks like a great one to try! Thanks for sharing your love of stamping with all of us! :-)

marniemiller said...

This is a fantastic technique and I love your colour combo. I am totally going to try it. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Marnie

Sandra Azzopardi said...

What a fatnastic technique! Thanks for sharing! I love the colours you have used. They are just perfect for a fall card and the touch of dazzling diamonds finishes it all off perfectly!

jengd said...

Beautiful card- such a perfect image for doing multi-color like that!

Mary D said...

This is the 1st time I've visited your site and I'm so happy I did. Wow, what a tree! Love the technique for the tree. I've never seen the technique before, but it is a "winner". I'll be back to visit all the time now. Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas and for the chance to win some candy.

Sally said...

I love that stamp and can't wait to use it. I love how you did it and I'm going to try to do it, too.

Sally said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas and technique.

kellygrl27 said...

love the way you inked up the stamp with so many colors! great job!

Debbie Kissel said...

Beautiful tree... thanks for telling us how to do it!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a super fabulous effect on that tree - I love it, thanks for the tutorial ... a gorgeous card too, love the ribbon and twine treatment ... thank you for the inspiration!!!

Kathy Mc said...

Nance, your card is absolutely stunning. Will have to check out that tutorial and try your technique as the colors of your tree are simply divine. Thanks for the chance to win Mica Flakes!

bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Beautiful card !!! Great technique too. I can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing
debbieanng at yahoo dot com

Annette P. said...

Wow, where have I been? I haven't tried this technique either and need to do so. It is a gorgeous effect!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow, Nance! I am in awe! Not only is the technique one that I haven't seen before. I think you have created something really special using this technique! This tree is amazing! Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous project. (Sigh ... we don't have this stamp set in AUS ... but perhaps one day???) Oh ... and we also don't have MICA flakes (hint hint!!!) Giggle! Hugs xx

redstampinsam said...

I've never tried the felt pad technique before but this is the perfect stamp for it -- beautiful!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and such a great and wonderful technique.
Thank You
ColleenB.

Nancy said...

I have to agree with everyone else, a new fun technique, can't wait to try it. Also love, love, love your card it's even prettier in RL! The color treatment really showcases the beautiful tree stamp...sigh another stamp I'll have to buy! Love the touch of ribbon peeking out as well and the pretty DS paper.
Luv,
Mom

Cookie said...

These are both of my favorite sets. Keep up the good work.

Tanja Fussell said...

Such a great idea! You made a simple stamp look stunning! I love SU demos! huxspal@yahoo.com

Denise Willerton said...

I LOVE what you've done with this tree Nance! I'll definitely be giving this a try! TFS and have a super day :-)

Jen W. said...

That inking technique is new to me too and what a stunning result! Don't know if I'd have thought to put More Mustard and pool party together but I really love them!

Jessica Taylor said...

I love how you incorporated the sparkle with the changing colors of the leaves in the tree! Beautifully done!

Jessica
jessicadklein4@yahoo.com

Pat said...

What a perfect way to color that tree with all it's different leaves. I have just fell in love with that stamp thanks to you. Also thanks for the tutorial I can't wait to try it.

Elaine Wilson said...

Beautiful card!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card. Beautiful stamp emphasized by the blending technique you chose to use! Happy to be a new follower from the Hop!
:O)
Jessica

gcase1 said...

What a great technique. Can't wait to try it! Your card is beautiful and elegant - love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

K. Boyer said...

I love the look of the card. The colors flow together beautifully. kboyer@whidbey.net

Bonnie said...

What a cool card.. I'm liking it, big time!

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

Nance, I am so in love with your card. Perfect details.

Happy Halloween!

xo, Marian Garcia

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

Nance, I am so in love with your card. Perfect details.

Happy Halloween!

xo, Marian Garcia

Tara Bilbao said...

Nance, This is fantastic! I just love your tree and inking technique. It works beautifully with Spice Cake ( YUM!) It always take me a few moments to take in all your details and these are just lovely. The tied ribbon is such a great element as is the rough edges of the paper. Fabulous my friend!

Carol said...

Fabulous card, love all the details. Carol x

Alice said...

Fall is the perfect time for the inking technique you used on the tree. Thanks for reminding me of it!

Beth B said...

I love how the tree turned out. I have not tried this technique so I will give it a try soon. TFS!
Beth
bethbeaty at gmail dot com

Cassandra said...

Love this card- thanks for the remminder on such a neat technique! Love it :) Thanks for the chance at sweet blog candy too!!

Ilene B. said...

Great card & technique! Thank you for sharing & for a chance to win some blog candy!
iebyrne at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and original!
Stampcz@frontier.com

stampwithsandy said...

I love the technique you used for the tree and will give a try for sure! Thanks for explaining it.

Cindy Hall said...

Nance, I just love the way you colored that tree. I've never seen it look quite so lovely as this! And you are definitely the Queen of ribbon treatment... always something unique. TFS!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Nance! Beautiful card! Your tree is stunning with this felt ink pad technique. I haven't seen this before, so new to me too. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration. Kelly

kelly_wentling@yahoo.com

Kathi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I've not heard of that technique before but after seeing how stunning this tree looks I'm definitely going to have to try it! Love that beautiful Spice Cake DP and how you did the ribbon! Thanks too for offering such great blog candy!

kcrouse1950@verizon.net

Sheri S said...

My list is growing! That is so beautiful and colorful. I must learn that technique!
Sheri
sherik421@gmail.com

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! I love this technique! This image looks fabulous with this DSP!

Brenda H. said...

Love this card...'great technique! Thanks for this chance to win sweet candy!
brendastamps at hotmail dot ca

Christy said...

I've never even heard of this technique! I'm going to have to try it now for sure after seeing your beautiful card. Love the colors in the tree.

Christy
triathletecece@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

*heart* your card. Clever technique.

Anonymous said...

Great choice of collors for fall!
Toodles,
CandyCC

Patrice H said...

Hi Nancy, I love this stamp. And I especially like that you took a different spin on the coloring and took on the winter colors and the sparkle frost look! What a Fantastic Card!

Gisela said...

I have used that technique and I think is great, is perfect for the tree and mixing colors. Perfect color combo on yours!

inkedx2 said...

What a stunning card! I love that paper and stamp set together. The Pool Party ribbon adds just a pop oc color. Great card!

Robbie

Margaret said...

Oh, Nance...this tree is so beautiful! I never had a lot of re-inkers and I have seen so many great ideas for using them lately. Must be a hint!! Everything on this card goes together so well. Wonderful fall card!

A Touch of SOL said...

GOTTA LOVE SPARKLE! Beautiful! Hand-Penned is one of my fave sets...Thank you for the chance to win...
marisol gutierrez

sandy said...

the blending of colors is a very interesting idea. Nice work.

teresa_carstens@hotmail.com said...

I love this technique. I'm going to give this a try, too.

Christine said...

Just stopped in for a peek and love this card. Dazzling Diamonds looks good on anything.

Lorraine said...

I really didn't think I needed to have that stamp but you're sure making me change my mind with this beautiful creation!