Holiday Grateful Leaves

What started off as a really nice sunny and warm day ended with some rain and a drop in the temps. I guess that the really nice weather that we have been having couldn’t last forever! The Stamp, Ink, Paper Store was so much fun yesterday and I had a great time with the ladies! My friend Elyse got four cards made and a new customer Julia bought the Lawn Fawn Kit! She said that she would have the cards made from the kit in time for the next card class! I look forward to seeing them! After work I stopped home for a bit and saw my Parents. At around 7:00 I headed over to George’s to see Heather’s new car! She got a Honda Accord in dark blue with grey interior. It’s a very nice car and handles really well! I spent the rest of the evening with her and Geroge and we had a lovely time! She had made chicken francaise for dinner and it was delicious! I shared a bottle of Cupcake Red Velvet with George, love that wine! Today Renee will be at her grandson’s birthday party so I will have the store all to myself in the morning. I plan to get lots of stuff done! Wish me luck! 😀

I was inspired the other day by a piece of patterned paper that I saw and this is the card the resulted from that! My card base is Ivory 110lb Card Stock. On the left side I adhered a piece of Photoplay Real Genius Stripe 12×12 Paper. My panel is a piece of Kraft that I stamped the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Background stamp on in Soft Brown. The panel is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. My leaves are from the Grateful Leaves Stamp & Cut Combo and are stamped in Green Hills, Raspberry Jam and Tide Pool onto more craft. I used my Mini MISTI so I could double stamp each of the images and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. The veins are heat embossed in WOW! Rich Pale Gold Embossing Powder. I heat embossed the greeting from the Hero Arts Holiday Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set in more Rich Pale Gold onto a strip of kraft and adhered all of the pieces to the card with 3D Foam Squares. I love the way that leaves look stamped on the kraft, makes the colors look a little richer! I hope that you like my card for today! Thank you for coming by and I wish you all a simple Sunday! 🙂


Products used:

Stamp Sets: Grateful Leaves Stamp & Cut Combo, Holiday Greetings Photopolymer and Designer Woodgrain Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Brown, Green Hills, Raspberry Jam and Tide Pool (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Rich Pale Gold (WOW!)

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections) and Kraft (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: Real Genius Stripe 12×12 (Photoplay)

Dies: Grateful Leaves Stamp & Cut Combo (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tolls: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

6 Replies to “Holiday Grateful Leaves”

  1. That strip of DSP really makes the beautiful leaves pop. I love the Rich Pale Gold EP on the thin-veined leaves and greeting. What a great font on the greeting. Our weather was similar with the temps plunging and high winds. Have a great day in the store by yourself today.

    1. Thanks you HJ! As soon as I saw that DSP I had to use it! Love the colors in it! That Rich pale Gold EP is really nice, a little more subtle! I hope that you have a fun day and stay warm! 🙂

  2. Hi Justin:

    I love that you embossed the leaf veins with the Pale Gold. AND I have to agree with HJ that the strip of DSP makes the leaves pop. What a lovely fall card for Thanksgiving. Now, don’t get upset with me, but wouldn’t this make a terrific Christmas card if you put snow on the leaves? Yes, I said the “S” word! My great nephew in Torrington, CT wrote and told me they were supposed to have rain today but are having snow instead. He wanted to know how much snow we are having as he is a lot farther south then we are. I laughed and told him to come on up north where it’s too warm to snow right now. I doubt he appreciates that as he drives into Manhattan (a 2-1/2 hour commute each way) to work. His office is across the street from Chelsea Market. So, you can see why he doesn’t appreciate slippery roads.

    The last race of the season to determine the Champion is today. I’m anxious to see it but know how much I will miss the races until mid February. Oh well, maybe I will actually get something done around here on Sunday afternoons now. You have yourself a Super Duper Sunday my friend. Love and Hugs, XXOO 🙂

    1. Hey Grace!
      Thank you! I love the colors in that Patterned Paper! You just jinxed me by saying the “s: word! LOL! I hate the thought of it! I don’t think that I would ever drive 2 1/2 hours for a job! That’s crazy! I would like to work near Chelsea Market though!
      I’m sure that you can find other things to do until race day starts again, maybe you card get crafty?!?! Just a suggestion! LOL! Hope that you had a fabulous weekend! Love and hugs to you! XOXO 🙂

  3. Gorgeous. Very rich, love the DSP strip of paper. I just love working with Kraft, adds so much. I want to try coloring with colored pencils on Kraf next.

    Off to brunch with hubby. Then home to make banana bread, I give my guests loaves to take home on Thanks giving. hope to at least get my two DT projects done today.

    1. Thank you Linda! I really like the colors in the paper! Yes, Kraft is so much fun to use, love the way it changes the ink color! I want to do some coloring with pencils on kraft too!
      I think that I would like to come to your house for Thanksgiving, I love banana bread! Hope you got all of your projects finished! 🙂

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