Saturday, 15 October 2011

I Did It! A Fall Project Completed :o)

Yay, I got a Fall project done! Can you believe it's a card? I really don't know what's going on! I seem to have become a card-maker! How did that happen? lol I truly think it's a case of  "monkey see, monkey do"! Not that I'm calling all of you...my dear, sweet friends...monkeys! haha Or if I am, I'm right there with you! ;o) I had lots of fun making this one and I hope you like it! I'm even going to enter it in THREE challenges which is something I've never done before! They are:


I've been on the look out for some skeleton leaves for a little while now and not had any success finding them in my area. A little while ago, when I was going through some of my old stamps, I came across this really nice leaf stamp that looks just like the skeleton leaves. I don't know where it came from, and it has no information on it. So I had some fun with it today and heat embossed with white onto some white vellum. I'm really happy with the results. I took a closeup photo so you could see them better. I'll be doing some more playing but it gave me just the look I wanted for this card. What do you think? 
Well, I think come Monday I better get back to work on a layout before I forget how to do them! :o)

Papers: Basic Grey - Indian summer, Recollections;
MM Slice Design Card: Basic Shapes 2;
Stamps: Unknown Leaf Stamp, Stampavie - 
Sarah Kay - Chloe watching the trees in the autumn wind;
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Fired Brick;
Martha Stewart Punches: hydrangea, branch, rose leaf;
Unknown: brads, pearls, lace, vellum, embossing powder.

21 comments:

  1. I love your card, Nancy. And those leaves looks exactly like the skeleton leaves you are talking about. I wish I knew the name to those stamps so I can recreate it myself. TFS. Go and hurry to make a layout... :-) Hugs!

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  2. I think it's stunning! Love those leaves and love the way you distressed around the image, and your flowers are sooo pretty, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

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  3. Your card is lovely...I have that stamp too :)
    As for being a card maker, I guess I am one of those monkey's as well. I don't think I have made a card in over a year.
    Your skeleton leaves are stunning. They are perfect :)

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  4. LOVE that leaf technique! Great job and very clever. . .and your flowers are so pretty! Nice work!

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  5. I came to take a look Mom! This was one of your stamps I loved...Fall is also my favorite season in case you forgot...Not that I'm trying to hint at anything except I love it!

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  6. Well, just look at you girl!!! Making these "pro" cards with all these lovely layers! This is beautiful! Your embossed leaves are perfect--great idea for the look you were wanting! So is the distressing! And I love the sweet little image, too!

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  7. I would be happy about the leaf also! So very pretty and the card is out of this world! BEAUTIFUL!

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  8. Unbelievable that that is a card, Nancy you should frame it, it's gorgeous! and what a great idea for the skeleton leaves. I have to check my stash, I think I might have a stamp set that fits that criteria! Drop dead gorgeous card! You want my address? just kidding, LOL

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  9. Really gorgeous,
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
    hugs
    céline DT Member

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  10. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

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  11. Monkey here....I mean Tracy. LOL You've always been a card maker. You just didn't know it yet. :-) I'm so glad you went ahead and made this. It's wonderful! If you hadn't explained about the leaves I would have went on thinking they WERE skeleton leaves. They came out perfectly. You even did a fabulous job with the monochromatic look. That's a toughie for me. I'm so proud. :-)

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  12. Your visits always brighten my day, Nancy! Thank you so much, my sweet friend!!

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  13. I'm a fan of monkeys and of this beautiful card! Oh my, the color is fantastic and the faux skeleton leaves are amazing, at first glance I thought they were the real deal. I'm happy to see you've been influenced by my card-making "monkeyshines". blessings to you!

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  14. This card is positively amazing! I just love how you inked your stamp and the flowers you made are wonderful! Love the white leaves!

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  15. This is so pretty... all the layers and colours! And those leaves are fab!

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  16. So lovely! Amazing leaves! Beautiful colours.

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  17. Wowzers!! Your skeleton leaves look totally awesome! Fantastic job on the fussy cutting as well.

    Your fall card is absolutely stunning, Nancy. Looks like you had a lot of fun putting this together. So much detail and I love the colors you have used.

    Love you - Leslie

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  18. My goodness! How clever. They look better than the ones in the store. The card is gorgeous. TFS

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  19. Stunning, stunning card! WOW! Love all the flower detail and those leaves are simply amazing, they look just like skeleton leaves.

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  20. Love that stamp. Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

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  21. Your card is beautiful! Those leaves are a-maz-ing!!!! I will definitely be trying that!

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Your comments are always a joy to me! Thank you for taking the time to leave one!...Nancy :o)