Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thankful Vintage Leaves

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
In creating today's card, I had planned to use a new technique but unfortunately, the technique did not produce the results that I wanted so I will save that one for another day! Luckily, I still had the color scheme and rough card design so I set forth to create it.

I started by stamping three oak leaves and one poplar leaf, from the Vintage Leaves stamp set, on Thick Whisper White using Night of Navy. These were die cut using the coordinating framelits.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set on Gold Foil with Jet Black Stazon and then die cut it using the #3 oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

After cutting a Night of Navy matte, I used the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder to dry emboss it. My plan was to adhere this matte to the Thick Whisper White card front but it didn't look right so I decided that a little bit of gold would help. Instead of using a large piece of Gold Foil when only a tiny edge of it would be seen, I decided to use a trick that I learned.

I cut a second matte from Thick Whisper White and then dragged my Versamark along the edges. I heat embossed the edges using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. Now, when I placed my embossed matte on top, my design looked better but it still needed something else. While I thought about it, I adhered the embossed matte to the one with the gold edges and then tied a length of the Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around both mattes.

The three oak leaves were adhered using Dimensionals and a little bit of liquid adhesive. The gold oval was adhered over the leaves with the poplar leaf adhered on top of that. It was then that I realized that I had forgot to add some flecks of gold with my Gold Wink of Stella! Too late now.

After finishing with my mattes and sentiments, I decided to stamp leaves around the edge of the card front. With the mattes then adhered with Dimensionals, the card design was perfect!

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
The Whisper White card front stamped

I stamped three offset oak leaves on the inside of the card and called it done!

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

Linda Vich Creates: Thankful Vintage Leaves. A non-traditional Night of Navy color scheme used for this fall card that showcases Vintage Leaves and the Layered Leaves embossing folder.

I'm thrilled with how this card turned out! Love the navy and gold together. And what's not to like about leaves?

Hope YOU like my card! Would love to hear from you in the comments below!



2 comments:

KAthleen Langosh said...

I love, love, love this card. I'm partial to Night of Navy and everything came together nicely in this card. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your beautiful card.