Sunday, September 27, 2015

CYCI#88 Challenge-Anything Goes

Happy Sunday!! It is a beautiful, fall day here in New England. What I would view as a "perfect" day, though I know others like the warmer weather. I like it crisp enough to have to wear a sweater and some socks!!

Today I am sharing a card that I created using scraps from the mess on my desk. I created this card for a challenge. I had made paper and then die cut leaves. I had the paper left and thought, why should I throw it out? Instead, I decided to use it to make a card.

The first thing I did to create this was to die cut two leaves from patterned paper scraps using Paper Trey Ink's "Leaf Silhouette" dies. I then die cut a mask and inked the leaves using Distress Ink.

I used an A2 sized "Soft Stone" card base and used a stencil with some soft stone ink on the background. I then stamped the sentiment.

I adhered some orange stripe pattered paper scrap onto the card front and the inked strip over it that. Next I used some foam adhesive to adhere the leaves. I then put a bit of sparkle with Wink of Stella over the leaves. My last step was to adhere some clear sequins to the card front.

I LOVE how this card turned out. It was one of the easiest I have ever made. I challenge you to use some scraps from your stash to make a card. I am entering this into CYCI#88-Anything Goes Challenge.

I want to apologize for my being behind on commenting. I have had a lot of stuff going on and it has impacted my computer time. I so hate that!! I know I won't be able to catch up but hopefully I will be able to stay on top of this weeks creations.

I hope you enjoy the rest of our day!

Paper-Soft Stone and White Card stock-Paper Trey Ink, Patterned Paper-scraps from my stash
Ink-Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink, Burned Orange and Blue Violent ink from Simon Says Stamp, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Stamp and Dies-Simon Says Stamp
Other-Ranger Matte Adhesive, Foam Adhesive, 


Diane said...

Love the pastel colors Nora and clear sequins with the striped background.

Hugs Diane

Susanne Vargas said...

This leaf is so pretty no matter how you use it! Love the text on them and those gorgeous colors!

Tracey McNeely said...

Nora, those leaves are fabulous on the colourful background. Sunday was warm here and today in sweater weather again!

Kim Heggins said...

BEEE-utiful card those wonderful leaves. As for commenting, no worries there, it happens to the best of us. Feel free to skip mine. Have a wonderful week and I hope things quiet down a bit for you.

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Gorgeous colors and those text leafs are so pretty!

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful Nora! You would never know you used scraps! :D

Barb Ghig said...

My did an amazing job with your scraps, Nora! I really love your design and the color combo is so pretty!

Kim S said...

Absolutely lovely! Fabulous colors and details.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful leaves! I love the inking!