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French Foliage

August 25, 2012

I am loving the inspiration that I get from Pinterest.  There are all sorts of amazing things being pinned by people with all sorts of different interests.  This card is a CASE of one that I saw recently, which was shared by Holly Melanson on Splitcoast Stampers.  You can see the original here.  (Holly if you have a blog let me know and I will add the link.)

My version is very similar, however, I changed one colour and the ribbon.  I inked up my “c” sized Clear Block using Crumb Cake ink and stamped onto the Whisper White card.  I stamped the background word image from the French Foliage randomly over the Whisper White card using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the two largest leaves from the same stamp set using Cherry Cobbler ink.  (My ink pad is one of the new foam pads which are being released with the new catalogue on the 1st September and they are just fantastic.  The pads give better coverage of the ink and they seem somehow “brighter”, I think that has something to do with the better coverage.)  I stamped the smaller leaf using Early Expresso ink and the round stamp using the same ink, but I did stamp that one off on scrap paper first.  I stamped the circle image from the French Foliage stamp set a couple of times using both Early Expresso ink and Crumb Cake ink.  The middle sized leaf was also stamped onto scrap Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut out.  I stamped the “happy birthday” from the Bring on the Cake stampset using Early Expresso ink.  I pulled a thread in the middle of a piece of Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding and attached it across the lower section of the card.  The image panel was then attached to Early Expresso card.  I cut the prongs from a Vintage Brad and attached it to the leaf I had already cut out and then attached it to the card front using dimensionals.

I really love the way this has turned out.  Such a beautiful – dare I say it – piece of art, thanks so much to Melanie for the inspiration.

I’d love to hear what your think.

Bye for now, Kris.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2012 11:06 am

    If it counts for anything Kris…I like this card…a lot. I am falling more and more in love with this set. Love the fine attention to detail in this….and the palate…yummo.


  2. Cheryl M. permalink
    August 25, 2012 11:24 am

    This card is just sumptuous. Looking at it, I can just about feel the texture of a freshly fallen colorful leaf.


  3. libbydyson permalink
    August 25, 2012 12:50 pm

    Oh I do kike this. Great jon. Love the colours – just everything


  4. August 26, 2012 2:15 am

    How do you do it!? You just keep cranking out beautiful creations! This one is really awesome! I love the fall and I’m totally case-ing this one!


  5. Shirley Baker permalink
    August 29, 2012 4:03 am

    I really like this set and love your design on this card. Thanks for posting it.



  6. ricehopebrits permalink
    September 17, 2012 9:19 am

    Just saw your French Foliage card while surfing around the web. It’s lovely.


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