Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Rustic Thanks | ft. Lawn Fawn "Stitched Leaves" Dies


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

Remember when we all first started out and punches were like the coolest thing? Punches and stickers and those scissors with the funky cutting edges. Today I wanted to share a card that doesn't have any image stamps or colouring.

Today's card features the "stitched leaves" dies from Lawn Fawn and two paper punches. One from Martha Stewart and the other from Recollections. Sometimes it's fun to take a step back from everything we do right now and try something that we would have done years ago.


To begin, I die cut all of the leaves using Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Leaves" dies out of Kraft cardstock by Recollections. I also punched out four of the daisies (Recollections) and three of the leafy fronds (Martha Stewart) out of the same cardstock.

I then used Distress inks and CTMH pigment inks to add some colour to the leaves. For the pigment inks I used a finger dobber as I wanted a more stippled look instead of the smooth blend that I get from the sponging tool and the Distress inks.

I set those aside to dry, and used the finger dobber and CTMH pigment inks on the front of the card base to add some additional colour and make the background look a little out of focus.

Once that was dry I arranged my leaf pieces the way I wanted them and adhered them in place using liquid adhesive.

I then stamped the greeting from an old Recollections set using Gathered Twigs Distress ink in my MISTI (just to ensure that I got a good image).

To finish it off, I added a bow with natural twine.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss out on any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Muse Card Challenge
Inspiration card by Stephanie Lanzalotto


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
 Thank you all so much for your votes and support!

6 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Trina... I love the soft colors, and I love that you inserted the daisy-like flowers into your wonderful collection of leaves. The twine is a wonderful finishing touch. Thanks for playing at Muse this week! Stephanie L

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  2. This is so pretty, Trina. I'd like to invite you to stop by and play along in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. It's always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we have awesome prizes. I hope you wills stop by to join us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful card, Trina! Love the browns with a touch of rust and greens. It definitely speaks to fall!Thanks so much for sharing your awesome work with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

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  4. Love the warmth of this card, Trina! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

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  5. Your card is so pretty, Trina :)

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  6. wow this is lovely, great way to use dies!

    Jen xx

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