November 14, 2013


I have a "Clean & Simple" card for you today for our sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary. Here's our sketch for you to follow:

My "Clean & Simple" card:

First I cut the leaf shape using "Whisper White Cardstock" and the "Autumn Leaves Die" with my "Big Shot Machine. I then stamped the leaf image using the "Wonderfall Stamp Set", "Crushed Curry Ink" and my "Stamp-A-Ma-Jig" for perfect placement. I stamped a 2nd time on the leaf shape using the "Gorgeous Grunge" stamp set to make the leaf look like it was deteriorating for fall and getting ready to fall on the ground:

I added a few drops of "Crystal Effects" to my button to glue the "Large Pearl Jewel" to the center and then glued the button to my leaf with "Mini Glue Dots". 
Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White
  • DSP: Sweater Weather
  • Inks: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Wonderfall, Sweet Essentials
  • Accessories: Naturals Designer Buttons, Large Pearl Jewels
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Big Shot Machine, Autumn Accents Die
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  1. Love the splotches on the leaf! Really gives it that rustic outdoor feel! Very pretty fall card!

  2. I like the way you dressed up your leaf with the button/pearl accent! Very nice card...great for a man.

  3. The simple background is a perfect back drop for the more elaborate leaf. The way you made the pearl button is so cool!

  4. Such a beautiful card! The splotches on the leaf are genius!

  5. I love the elegant simplicity of your card and the pearl on the button is a very complementary touch! Great idea to use the GG spots stamp on the leaf... looks great!

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