Sunday, September 7, 2014

Curtain Call Reminder: Lovely Leaves


Happy Thanksgiving Leaf close


This is just a reminder that the Lovely Leaves challenge at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge is open for three more days.



I made another card bringing in the amazing colors of the inspiration graphic.  I love those brilliant leaves on the frosty gray background!

Happy Thanksgiving Leaf

I have a full collection of Distress Inks but I rarely get them out.  At this point, I have no idea why - because what an amazing wash of brilliant color they can give.  Of course, they can also easily give a wash of soft pastels or neutrals.  I think I need to bring my distress inks within easier reach of my core crafting area!!

This is a new die by poppystamps (Memory Box) and I am totally in love.  I got the Maple Leaf, Birch Leaf and Aspen Leaf.  They all have that narrow edge that you can use to frame in a different color and they all have a vein pattern in the leaf.

I hope you are inspired and think about playing along.  If you are a fall-lover as I am, be sure to check out all of the entries at Curtain Call,  Just clicking over to the page will get you in an autumn mood!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving
  • Paper: Simon Says Stamp Olive, Fog, Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock
  • Ink: Simon says Stamp Olive, Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo
  • Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, Lifestyle crafts embossing folder, Smooch Illuminate (just on the outer frame of the leaf)

20 comments:

Alanna said...

This is beautiful. I love the background stripes.

Kara said...

beautiful leaf! love the design!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Kim. Love the rich colors on the pretty leaf.

Barbara said...

I LOVE this simple design, Kim! That leave just pops off the card!

Marjolein said...

Gorgeous and so bright, love your card! And the die you used is indeed very detailed.
Bye,

Marjolein

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh my this is really beautiful <3

Lisa said...

Love the simplicity of these Kim, just beautifuL!

JD/ Jill said...

Yes, those die inks do spectacular shading...just like they did on you beautiful Autumn card here...Nicely done!

Bobby said...

I love that maple leaf and the design of your card shows it off well.

Jen said...

Gorgeous! That leaf is so realistic!

Marisa said...

Fabulous leaf!! Looks just like the ones I have to rake off my lawn LOL!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card! Love the leaf and pop of color...perfect fall card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply gorgeous card Kim! Hugs ~S~

Happy Dance said...

Simply stunning, Kim. That leaf is amazing; I think you just boosted MB dies sales with this one! And the scored bg...perfect, as are those sweet sequins. Really love this. Bev

Ksenija Rizova said...

Kim, your card is so juicy! Love it! Thank you for inspiration!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely LOVE the pop of color from the leaf! the added dry embossing and sequins...perfect.

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim love that beautiful big leaf and the background embossing!

Deepti said...

Soooo pretty :)

cm said...

You've worked magic with your distress inks on this leaf! I am, again, ready to toss mine as far away from my reach as possible! Why they continue to call my name when they make me crazy is beyond me...actually, why I listen to that call is the weird part! Given your inspiration, I know I have to give them yet another go...fingers crossed we'll have some cooperation this time! Gorgeous card!!
~c

Rita Wright said...

Oh my heavens. Love this too! I have got to go away from your blog before I decide to sell a kidney for more stamp money! You've killing me. lol