Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Vintage Leaves for a special birthday!

Hello the card I am sharing with you today is one that I made for my husband's birthday earlier this week.  I know this is my third post in a row using Vintage Leaves - I'm sorry but I can't help it; I really love this set!

I have not used this technique for absolutely ages but I am really pleased at how the colour combination worked out - even my hubby commented on the vibrancy of the colours (that is unusual)!

I carefully masked off an area on my cardstock using Post It Notes before inking up some sponges and applying ink in a random fashion.  The more you rub/blend the inks into the card, the better it looks!  I added colour to the leaf at the same time and then cut it out using the matching Framelets.  I then covered the leaf in Versamark ink and clear embossing powder before heating - the leaf in real life is beautiful and glossy but it was very, very difficult to photograph!


Stampin' Up! Made by Susan Merrey Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Vintage Leaves, Leaflets Framelits,


I also coloured one of the tiny wooden acorns from the Into The Woods Elements - so cute (and they are included in this week's Weekly Deals too).

I added a panel of Whisper White cardstock to the inside - I love Rich Razzleberry cardstock but it does not allow you to write a message on it that anyone can see easily!


Stampin' Up! Made by Susan Merrey Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Vintage Leaves, Leaflets Framelits,


Here is the finished card with its matching envelope - hope you like it as much as my husband did!


Stampin' Up! Made by Susan Merrey Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Craftyduckydoodah!, Vintage Leaves, Leaflets Framelits,


I have really had so much fun with this particular stamp set; it is definitely a firm favourite of mine.  So much so in fact that I have been persuaded to do a papercraft workshop using it - details to follow shortly.

Thanks so much for looking at my Blog today, I hope you enjoyed my project; if you need any of the products to create it – I would love to be your demonstrator!  Simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place your order for you.  

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Susan xx




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