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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Just a Leaf

Morning my crafting friends, hope to day finds you all safe and well, plenty of hugs are going out to those who need them.

It would have been my friend Joy's 85th Birthday today so took some flowers up the cemetery yesterday, they have a Remembrance area where you can take flowers and cards to put on display, we are hoping to put her ashes on the March garden sometime over the next two weeks.

I am a bit late in posting, the time has just passed by so rushing to get this on tonight for tomorrow as I shall be taking my FIL to hospital tomorrow for an operation as hubbie will be at work, its only in the day ward but I have to wait and bring him home so could be there a while!

I have been making three cards this week and two of them are for the DT LPOCF so cannot show them till next week lol! That leaves (Leaves lol!) this one!!!

I recently bought some beautiful Leather Look card in Cream  so I thought I would use my leaf stencil over it to see what it would look like, well I love it, the leather look gives the look of the veins in the leaves so I have left it as a CAS card.

I cut a piece of card to size and taped the stencil on top, using my stencil brushes and three different shade of Green Distress Inks I built up the layers light to dark.  I was going to leave the surrounding area plain but then thought about spraying the background Brown but wish I hadn't as I did not do it very well, a bit heavy in places but its useable! 

I then matted this onto the base layer which was the same card but just the other side which is plain, so I have the leather look on the inside!

It was originally going to be Portrait but I preferred it Landscape so I just stamped my sentiment in the bottom right corner before I changed my mind lol! I feel this could be used for a number of occasions which is why I chose this particular sentiment.

Items Used:

Printed Heaven 'Leather Look' Card Cream
Clarity Stamps Stencil Leaf
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Bundled Sage, Crushed Olives and Forest Moss
Promarkers Cinnamon
Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Airbrush
Justright Craft Large Fancy Sentiments

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Good morning Jacquie,
    I just LOVE the simple beauty of your brilliant card.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

  2. Beautifully simple card Jacquie (not saying it was that simple to do lol!) which can be used for so many occasions and will make a great male card. Hugs Christine xx

  3. This is gorgeous Jacquie, I love the design and beautiful soft colours.
    Take care, hugs Sue xx

  4. It does look lovely, great idea, xxx

  5. Beautiful Jacquie..Thanks for always popping in my blog
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  6. Beautiful Jacquie! That leather paper is such and incredible background for a design like this, it creates a natural texture that perfectly fits the foliage! So wonderful! hugs :)

  7. A fabulous CAS card Jacquie, your leaf looks wonderful on the leather effect card stock.

  8. This is stunning Jacquie, the stencilling on leather card is so effective and the sentiment, perfect. Michelle x

  9. Jacquie, love the simpleness of this card, it's besutiful. Hazel x

  10. I love CAS cards I make cards for myself and many of them need to be posted plucked up courage to add a few more blogs to my reading list

  11. The veining on the leaves is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

  12. Fabulous stencilling technique, lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing our wonderful creations with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  13. Beautiful CAS card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  14. Hi Jacquie
    Leaf it out! Lol!
    Very elegant in its simplicity.
    Hope all goes well at the hospital.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  15. Gorgeous creation and beautifully clean and simple in design too.
    Thanks for joining our green challenge.
    Fliss MMM DT

  16. What a beautiful card Jacquie. I love how the texture from the cardstock shows on your stenciled leaves! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

  17. Such a gorgeous card and that leather texture goes so well with the leaves.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too and I hope we will see you again soon.
    Carol x


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