Create with Connie & Mary:
I also saw a prety card in the SU catalog that used the Vintage Leaves set (still a favorite) and suddenly I had an idea! So this card was born:
I will never tire of this stamp set. First, because the leaves are gorgeously detailed but secondly, because it is photopolymer (totally clear) and I love those! I also like experiementing with the leaves in unexpected colors like these.
The Dapper Denim base was stamped with two different leaves from the set in the same color ink. I love this kind of tone-on-tone stamping. It adds so much interest to the background without the bulk of layers or embossing. There's some added speckles in Tip Top Taupe from the Timeless Textures stamp set--a must for great backgrounds and accents!
The biggest leaf (I think it's a maple?) was stamped in Tip Top Taupe ink onto Mint Macaron cardstock and cut with the coordinating Leaflets dies. I scored the leaf and folded it in mountain/valley for added dimension. I wanted to pull in the Dapper Denim from the card base but didn't have any ribbon in that color. So.....I dyed a piece of Linen Thread using a cotton ball and my Dapper Denim ink pad! Just held the thread on the ink pad with a cotton ball and pulled it across the ink. Do that a few times, let it sit while you make the rest of the card and voila! Dyed-to-match Linen Thread!
The inside is color coordinated with more Tip Top Taupe leaves and Mint Macaron leaves. See how gorgeous the lines of these leaves are? If you don't already have this set and coordinating Leaflets, you really must get it!
And...you really must go check out the rest of the inspiration from our Paper Players Design Team. Always so much eye candy on display! We hope you'll play along with us before the challenge closes on Friday, July 29 at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team