Monday, October 17, 2016

The Paper Players: A CAS Leaf

This week's challenge at The Paper Players is a clean and simple leaf.  I could not let this one go by.

It's been a long time since I've made a 10 minute card.  The kind of card that comes together instantly - and I love it.  This is one of those rare cards.  For this challenge, I knew right away that I had to use the Concord & 9th Give Thanks leaf set.  I must have been really lucky with this one because I have read on many, many blogs about people spending a long time on waiting lists for this set.  I naively ordered it one day, apparently the very hour it came out before it totally sold out, but it's been sitting in my not-yet-used stash.'s the day!! 

Then, to add to my excitement - I just opened a package from Papertrey Ink that included the Choose Joy stamp set.  I have absolutely no idea when this came out but somehow I didn't notice it until I saw Leigh Penner's absolutely stunning card. (Funny...I didn't notice until I was linking it that she paired it with a Concord & 9th stamp set too!!)  The sentiments in it are amazing and unlike anything else in my stash - and all in simple, trendy fonts.  When I saw the sentiment with the "heart" and the background to the leaf is a heart - my own heart sang!!!

I did two versions, sort of by accident.  This is the intended version - I wanted it to be fall, but a very soft fall - so I decided to pair PTI's Summer Sunrise with Melon Berry.

The Paper Players Leaf Melon

This next card is the first card that I did. For both cards I used my Mini Misti to add the color.  On this next card, I "over-layered" the Summer Sunrise such that the Melon Berry lost its pink cast, but I love the depth of color that I got.  Since the look of the Melon Berry changed, I used Summer Sunrise in the background.  Exact same card, but I think it's a very different mood.

The Paper Players Leaf Sunrise

Both of these stamp sets are going to take prominent places on my cards for awhile - LOVE them!! (And I haven't even used the matching leaf dies yet.)



Linda Callahan said...

I love them both! Sweet leaf and wonderful sentiment!

cm said...

I LOVE what you've designed here. LOVE...Swooning love. WOW! I don't have that PTI sentiment set, but I do have the C9 leaves that are awaiting some attention. Yet again, you've sparked ideas...

Lisa said...

Lovely CAS cards Kim!!

Hannelie said...

Oh wow, please don't make me pick a favorite!
Both color versions are just so beautiful Kim. Love to see your cards in our PP gallery!

LeAnne said...

These are both just wonderful....CAS to a "T"! Such a sweet sentiment and delightful leaf...I love the color variations! Thanks for sharing this at the Paper Players this week! Always happy to have you play with us!