Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MC Sept/15 - CAS - Flourishes Leaves - With Sympathy

I love Flourishes stamps, bummer they're not around anymore...

I'm using "Falling Leaves" SS078 set. Stamped them on a piece of paper, scanned and created silhouette images of each stamp then cut with my electronic cutter - avoids fussy cutting BIG GRIN - after cutting out, stamped the linear ones with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

To color them, I sprayed water on my craft sheet and then added bursts from Ken Oliver's Color Burst (all the new colors except for Indigo), misted the mat again and then swished my leaves through the wetness. Allowed to dry naturally.

The sentiment (Elizabeth Craft Designs die "With Sympathy", also available at Quietfire Design) was die cut from white fun foam, first colored with Distress Stains (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Tarnished Brass), then I used mini pads ""Frayed Burlap". When dry, die cut and then hit the tops with some "Black Soot" and more burlap. Shrunk with a heat gun.

Side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Layered a piece of white Ruche cardstock, edge to edge.

Cut a piece of DP paper (DCWV "Elegant Wedding") and adhered to center of card front. Trimmed it with Peel Off border stickers. Adhered the falling leaves randomly and then adhered the sentiment using Best Glue Ever.

On the inside, stamped the quote "Invisible Tears..." using the black and clear embossed.

Applied some Distress mini pads to my craft mat, misted with water and stamped using the solid image stamps from the set. While I had the wetness on my mat, I ran a paintbrush through it and splattered on my card. I had some spare eCut leaves so added some of those as well.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
MFP Stamp Shop  #277 sympathy card
Crafts For Eternity  #241 weather (blowing wind - falling leaves...)
Wags n Whiskers  #160 frame it
Oh La La Creations  #188  autumn
Die Cut Divas  (sketch see below)

Craft Your Passion  #277
Incy Wincy Designs  #311
Cuttlebug Mania
Scrap Creations
TTCRD   #1 - 7


Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; thank you for sharing how you created the leaves. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

Michelle N. said...

Lovely sympathy card-love how you made and colored your leaves and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Sketch challenge!

Arlene said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card. Soft and gentle as the leaves skipping across your card. Lovely colors and I love the Quietfire sentiment. I just picked up the Elizabeth Crafts "With Sympathy" at my LSS.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Diane J said...

I love fall cards with leaves. This is a beautiful sympathy card. The colors are divine!

Joan said...

I love your card - the leaves are so beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La!

Jane said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at MFP/SF&F.

Barbie said...

Beautiful sympathy card and thank you for sharing how you made it. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers, good luck!!! Amy DT

Janice said...

Always a difficult card to make, but you've done a splendid job. Love the simple style and those gorgeous leaves. Thanks for playing at OOh La La, Jx

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Stampsnob. said...

As always you draw me in with the most interesting beautiful cards Thanks for sharing at MFP SFF>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lis

kReN said...

So beautiful! TFS! Hope you stop in again soon at the MFPSS/SFF challenge. kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Leslie Miller said...

I love how these leaves turned out with your "swishing through the wetness" technique! Very nice!

Crafty Pearly said...

Stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge Blog this week. Hugs Traci DT xx
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Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Yogi - Sympathy cards are not easy to do, but you've totally nailed it! I love this card, and the autumn leaves are perfect. Thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
Helen x (DT)

Unknown said...

This is so lovely! I love the techniques you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. We hope to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Cara said...

What a stunning card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
Warm Regards, Cara
Through The Craft Room Door {Owner}
TTCRD Challenge Blog
My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

Kimbo said...

Great card for a sad occassion

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x