Thursday, 3 November 2011

Autumn Leaves

No time for crafting today as I'm busy, busy, busy, but here's a quick card that I've made for my favorite challenge blog Make My Monday. The theme is still Autumn and this week they're looking for Autumn Leaves.

This is my card, what do you think??

It started with a square cream card that had the center masked out with a Post It note. I then took some skeleton leaves and pressed them onto some ink pads to coat them with colour, and then I randomly placed them around the edges of the card and rolled over them with a brayer to leave the veins design on the card, and then the leaf removed. Another leaf stamp and some splats were also added before the Post It was removed and a wavy line drawn around the inside of the leaf frame. The sentiment was stamped on the bottom of the center panel ( with the aide of my Stamp-a-ma-jig ) and a brown butterfly added above it stuck by its body so that its wings are dimensional ( the antennae were drawn on the card with a marker.)

Recipe :

Card = Whisper White and cream card base from my stash
Stamps = French Foliage, Strength and Hope, and Verve
Inks = Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, and Adirondack Rust
Tools = Speedball Brayer, Post It note and Stamp-a-ma-jig.
Extras = Skeleton Leaves

I hope to be back soon, but if not, I'll wish you all a good weekend.

Thanks for dropping by


  1. What a clever technique Bev! Love the effect of your leafy border. Vx

  2. This is such a beautiful card! I love the use of a Post-It frame in order to create a great frame for your sentiment and your beautiful butterfly! Must CASE this! :)

  3. What a great idea with the brayer must give it a go as I can't get it to work with my inks. A great card, thanks for joining in again with us at Make My Monday.


  4. Hi Bev, This is so beautiful:) Sandra H

  5. Lovely card Bev - very interesting technique. Thanks for joining us again at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  6. Awesome, another stunner. Clever technique. Thanks for sharing with us again at MMM. Caz

  7. A really fabulous background Bev, The leaves and splatters look like a carpet of fallen leaves.
    Thanks for joining in with the Make My Monday Autumn Leaves challenge and good luck.
    Fliss xx


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