Thursday, October 22, 2009

Falling for Leaves

I just LOVE fall - the maple trees are my favorites, especially those that turn a fiery red.  This card uses my favorite leaf shape in a new set of stamps coming from Cornish Heritage Farms tomorrow (see the sneak peek in the intro page from the link?).  Nesting Maple Leaves and Nesting Oak Leaves from Shady Tree Studio at CHF are so fun to use, because these sets come with a solid leaf stamp AND an outline leaf stamp, which you can use together or separately. For this project, I stamped the Maple Leaf outline on patterned paper from My Mind's Eye (actually from their Halloween collection), and cut them out. I used a coordinating strip of the same paper across the bottom. The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms' On the Desk set from The Rummage Bin line. I masked out the stamp so that I could stamp the three lines separate from one another, then stitched around each line and cut them out separately. I threaded a row of vintage buttons on some twine for a little dimension.

If you're game, there's a chance to win both leaf sets over at Gingersnap Creations.... head on over to THIS POST and enter the Orange/Green/Brown color challenge.  Cornish Heritage Farms is the sponsor over there for the entire month, and they've got lots of goodies up for grabs. :)

Below are the deets on the card - have the best day of the year!

-Nesting Maple Leaves (Shady Tree Studio) Cornish Heritage Farms
-On the Desk (The Rummage Bin) Cornish Heritage Farms

-Dream Street Papers (Merry and Bright Collection) Warmth
-My Mind’s Eye (the Spider’s Web) “Witches Lace”
-Simply Smooth Vanilla (CHF)

-Ranger Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy

Buttons, hemp cord, sewing machine


Lynn Stevens said...

Jean, Love your Golden tones for fall and those buttons are adorable!

joanne wardle said...

I adore the sentiment on this card, and it's beautiful too

Shar B said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how you carried the border design into the leaves. Great card!