Thursday, October 25, 2012

Contemporary Fall

Today's card is brought to you by the letter "L" and the number 125!

My friend Lynsay Mahon from Canada swapped her version of this lovely card at our Founders Circle swap in September. She had to make 125 of them - that's a lot of swaps folks!
It was so striking and elegant, I had to CASE it for my October classes.

Here's my version of her beautiful card:

I used a color palette of Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White. The stamp set is French Foliage - one of my favorites - and I took the greeting from Field Flowers and stamped it with Black Staz-On ink.

The focal layer was covered with a piece of scrap paper that had a 3" x 2" rectangle punched out of it with the 1" Square Punch. I used my Brayer to add Lucky Limeade ink to the open area which created the background right in the center of the cardstock.

Once the background was done, I used Clear Block "E" and added three of the leaves from French Foliage to it. I love that with the Clear Mount stamps, I can create my own customized stamp - very cool!
That stamp was inked with Basic Gray ink and stamped over the limeade rectangle. I then inked up the rain drops stamp image with Old Olive and stamped a few of those too.

The popped up leaf is stamped with Basic Gray onto Brushed Silver Cardstock and cut out with my Paper Snips. Before I mounted it with a Stampin' Dimensional, I took my Silver Stampin' Dazzzle Marker and used my Spritzer tool with it to spritz a little silver shimmer over the background. It was a test to see if it would work and it turned out great!

This card was super simple to make, but so lovely and I'm really glad Lynsay created it so I could bring the design to my clients too.

Well, I'm off to design and cut and prep for tonight's Technique Geeks and tomorrow's WOW! Christmas Cards classes. Lots of studio time today and I need to get hoppin'!

Happy stampin'!


  1. Love this card. French Foliage is one of my best go to stamp sets. Great colour combination as well. I think i see a CASe coming on here. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Just beautiful! Love those colors together.. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm a huge Pyrex collector - what a great card stand! :D So cool to see a fellow stamper who has also been bit - even just a little - by the Pyrexia bug. :)

    Elin K.

  4. Beautiful card! I'm working on a French Foliage card class now and may have to case. I'd change the colors but these are fabulous together! I guess I'll just have to give you credit and forget about making it my own! TFS! Love it!


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