I had something else entirely in mind when I sat down to design my DT card but along the way, I got an idea and here are the results:
Obviously, I went very clean-and-simple with this one but I made three cards so that counts for somethin' right?! :-) To stamp the focal point, I cut a piece of copy paper to the size of my card front (4.25" x 5.5") and using my Ovals Collection Framelits cut an oval from the center to make a mask. Copy paper is best for this because it is thin and doesn't give you a hard edge when you're stamping over the edge. I attached the mask directly to the card front with removable tape and stamped just the leaf outline stamps from Gently Falling through the oval. I used matching ink for a tone-on-tone look and the colors are Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry and Cajun Craze.
Before removing the mask, I used the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce an outline for the oval. I took the mask off for the first card I made but discovered because there isn't a hard line to the stamped images, it was difficult to line up the piercing template. So, I put the mask back on and I was able to line up the edge of the mask with the template and pierce the oval perfectly. The Expressions Thinlits Dies really glam it up when cut from some Champagne Glimmer Paper. Such a great color and perfect for the season.
Be sure to check out the rest of The Paper Players Design Team inspiration for some clever CAS with Leaves ideas. I hope you'll consider playing along with us before the challenge ends on Friday, November 22nd at Noon (PST). Until then...have a great week, peeps!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Gently Falling
Ink: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry CS & Champagne Glimmer Paper
Xtras: Expressions Thinlits Dies; Ovals Collection Framelits; Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack; piercing mat; paper piercer; copy paper