Monday, September 19, 2011

A CASE Mashup with Leaves!

This morning's card started with the Splitcoast CAS challenge to use leaves.  I also knew there was a fun Friday Mashup out there to mashup "Autumn" and the colors orange and  yellow.  Last but definitely not least, the Less Is More challenge is simply to fill their gallery up with 1000 CAS cards - so you'll see a lot of CAS cards from me this week.

I also have a personal goal to only use stamps from the overflowing, in-the-way box of stamps-that-will-not-be-put-away-until-they-are-used.  Thank goodness - way at the bottom - was a set that I had gotten over a year ago that included leaves!

Each leaf was inked in the lighter color and then one edge was "rolled" on the darker ink pad.

The stamps on this card are from Verve Stamps.  They make very high quality clear stamps.  I recently did this post on getting good images with clear stamps.  One of the comments asked what to do when the clear stamps quit sticking.  That can happen but it is very easy to fix!

A clear stamps loses its ability to stick because of oils from your fingers, dust, and in my case, cat fur, that accumulates on the stamp.  The best way to get it to stick is to use dishsoap - just dip it in some soapy water and rub lightly.  In some ways this seems counter intertuitive, like you would wash away some special "stickiness" - but it does work!!

  • Stamps: Verve Harvest Blessings
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Very Vanilla and Pumpkin
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Daffodil, Pumpkin, Cajun, Suede
  • Accessories: gems colors with copics, Cuttlebug embossing folder


Susan said...

Beautiful fall card, Kim! Love the colors you've used.

Chrissie said...

As gorgeous as ever Kim, I just love leaves, particularly autumn leaves!
Thanks so much for helping us in our attempt at 1000 submissions this week.
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

FANTASTIC as ever Kim
Love those leaves
Perfect card
Thanks so much for helping us in our challenge for 1000 entries!
"Less is More"

Beth Miller said...

Love this fall card: simple and beautiful!

Paula said...

A simple, but wonderfully bright, cheery card Kim! LOVE those colours, and the leaves look stunning in the DSP!

Carol said...

Fabulous card, love the embossed panel and the colours. Carol x

Lisa said...

What a beautiful CAS card! I love the embossing on the left and the simple designs of the leaves. It all comes together to make a stunning card!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Kasey said...

Kim, This is simply gorgeous! So glad you stopped by to play with our Friday Mashup challenge this week.
Kasey ~ in Oz

Lynne said...

Fabulous as always Kim. Such gorgeous colours you`ve used.
Lynne xxx

Kim P said...

Love these patterned leaf images and the embossing on one side. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I do so love your CAS cards, Kim! You have such a great way of making simple look so professional! Hugs xxxaxx

Bonnie said...

These leaves are beautiful and the sentiment so perfectly placed. And that strip of embossing is such a nice touch!

Heidi Baks said...

I love that you have a "don't-put-away-until-they-are-used" box. I do that too! Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Jenny said...

Great stamping Kim and gorgeous colours too. I love that embossing folder :)
Jenny x

Holly said...

I love the clean look of this card.. Your leaves are perfect! Great embossed background on the edge of your card. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

Hello From Texas said...

Beautiful card Kim. I love the layout and the colors.


Lesley Croghan said...

Love the clean design Kim and all the white space. Thanks for joining us at the FM!

Debbie Martin said...

Congrats on winning at FM!