Thursday, July 18, 2013

MCJuly/13 - Maple Leaf Stencil - Thinking of You

I'm using my newest acquisition, a Dreamweaver stencil I won on the Dreamweaver June challenge blog. Thank you Lynell. Absolutely love this stencil. I was raised in Montreal and maple leaves are dear to my heart. Living in Calgary, there are very few maple leaves - sigh!! I miss them, especially in the fall when they have these glorious colors.

I digress... This is another CAS type card. I positioned my stencil to fit within my 4.25"w x 5.5"h white card, putting some post it notes around the exposed edges. Sponged Distress "Peeled Paint" and then a touch of "Pine Needles". Left the stencil in place and stamped with a background text stamp using Versafine "Smoky Grey".  Removed the stencils and kinda dry brushed the background using the sponge and "Tumbled Glass"

Stamped my sentiment (Quietfire Design) with "Black Onyx" and clear embossed.

Added a black Peel Off line around the perimeter.

Found a suitable butterfly (Memory Box "Vivenne") cut from gold cardstock in my stash and colored the body with the black, clear embossed and adhered to card.

Click on card image to enlarge.

And it fits for these challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles  #180 embossing
Tuesday Throwdown  #156 anything goes
Penny's Challenge  #136 use black
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #85 Sympathy or thinking of you (just found out this will be a sympathy card to a friend)
A Lot A Rubber Stamps  #111 butterflies
Old Back Porch  #80 card a week


~ginny said...

Yogi - this is a beautiful card! I love the green colors and the words in the leaves - perfect for this theme! Welcome to the “Sympathy” or “Thinking of You” Sentiment Challenge! Good Luck!
~ginny g
Design Team – Aud Sentiments
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Ime said...

great card!! love the butterfly die!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

Fran said...

Great card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Patrice said...

Love the lacy butterfly - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

Nonni said...

Your stenciling looks amazing. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown!

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Leslie Miller said...

Love how you added the script to the stenciled leaves. Very nice! Beautiful intricately cut butterfly, too.

~ Jo ~ said...

Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful butterfly and the pretty leaves. Thank you for joining us this week at Aud Sentiments "Sympathy or Thinking of you" challenge.
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous thinking of you card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Sandra said...

Lovely. like how you added the text to the leaves.
Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments