Sunday 11 July 2021

Gorgeous Leaves for CAS 427

It's always a pleasure to see the courier come up the drive to deposit a box of Stampin' Up! goodness at my door. Friday afternoon was no exception -in fact, even better than normal because it contained my pre-order on the August-December Mini Catalogue. Did you know that getting early access to products from upcoming catalogues is a demonstrator benefit? And that's whether or not you're running classes or a hobbyist.

Anyway, once things are out of the box I'm naturally itching to try things out. Inspiration for the first outing of the Gorgeous Leaves bundle came from the autumnal colours of this week's challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I love to sponge and mask and a favourite technique of mine is to use torn paper as a mask. These wonderful stamps and dies just seemed perfect for both.

I started by tearing some copy paper into two pieces and attaching them to the Basic White card front with Post-It notes. Blending brushes made the application of Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie very easy.

Before removing the masks, I added in some stamped images in Cajun Craze.

It looked a little flat, so I added in three small die cut leaves so that they broke the frame.

The Gorgeous Leaves stamp set is images only, so I added in the bold 'Happy Birthday' from Artistically Inked.

I think I'll be using this set a lot in the future - it's got so many possibilities. It will be available for order at the start of August.

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  1. Hurrah for new goodies! This is lovely Jan - you create some wonderful cards using this technique and this one is no exception. Those tumbling leaves are full of autumn colour. Fabulous and perfect for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge this week!

  2. Ah the arrival of the UPS man with a stuffed to the top box from Stampin' Up! almost makes me giddy. The thrill of new stuff! This is a gorgeous card and I am so glad this bundle is in my box that is soon to arrive. Now I feel the need for some warm spiced apple cider...if only it weren't quite humid and the 90's at my little pin on the map. Beautiful blending and the die cuts are perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S

  3. This gorgeous autumnal card caught my eye in the gallery immediately. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S blog this week!

  4. This is gorgeous!! Love the design, the leaves are so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S!

  5. How gorgeous! Love how you create your card with fall leaves. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenges. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

  6. Oh there's nothing like a whole boxful of new goodies to get the mojo going! What a wonderful card Jan and such a good idea to add the tiny leaf embellishments. Thank you for sharing at CAS Colours and Sketches this week. Vicky x