Monday, 12 January 2015

Leafy Dreams

After five months of not working and having a wonderful time at home stamping (and cleaning and cooking!), I am returning to the workforce on Wednesday this week.  So I've got two more days to get some stamping in before working life takes over my week days once again :)

I made a quick CAS card using the New Beginnings One Layer theme at Less is More and the colors at ShowCASe your Style to come up with this card:



I masked off a section of a white card base and sponged on Green Apple and Audrey Blue inks.  After removing the masks, I stamped the leaf in Archival Jet Black and the sentiment from Dandelion Dreams.  I can imagine giving this card to someone just starting out on a new path in life.




Thanks for visiting.



Products used:

Stamps:  Harvest Berries (PTI), Dandelion Dreams (Clearly Besotted)
Ink:  Green Apple, Audrey Blue (SSS), Archival Jet Black
Cardstock:  White

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at ShowCASe Your Style.

19 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply beautiful Karren. Gorgeous colour choice and terrific stamping.
Always love to see CBS stamps especially when I've got the set too to see how others use it.
Hope all goes well at work ... new beginnings eh!
Thanks for taking part
Sarah
Less is More

Scrappy Géri said...

WhatsApp a beautiful beautiful card Karren!!! Love the colors and this very fine stamp!!! Congrats ;)

Carol said...

Fabulous OLC Karren, teh colours are gorgeous. Carol x

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This really jumped out at me, Karren. Your colors are stunning and the black image fairly pops off of that card! Good luck jumping back into the work force this week; if only someone paid us to sit home and stamp!

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely love your sponging and that beautiful leaf with the perfect sentiment! Maybe you should keep this card for yourself...
Good luck with your new stamp!

Hannelie said...

Karren, I just can't stop looking! This is so beautiful! I love the vibrant inking with the black accents! WOW !

Sid said...

Fabulously designed and stamped card. Love the colours ! Happy New Year too !

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

fabulous sponging Karren! Lovely card! Hazel x

Kristie Goulet said...

This is absolutely stunning, Karren!

Viv's Visuals said...

Stunning card. Love it.

Marika (MeandMinimecrafting) said...

Oh, this is fabulous! Love the colors and the lay-out!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card! Love the gorgeous colours you used to create your colour gradient.

Kathyk said...

Just BEAUTIFUL - gorgeous colour choice too

Kathyk

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Another fabulous card! I'm loving you using the sentiments from Dandelion Dreams, it's one of my favorite sets!!
Good luck with your new job!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow, wow, wow - this is ultra gorgeous Karren! Have fun getting back into the workforce - your craft room will appreciate it!

Dotty Jo x said...

Fabulous stamping and amazing colours! Good luck with your return to work - hope all goes well, Jo x

Jan Clothier said...

So stunning! The vibrant colours, black stamp and white space work so well - it's a showstopper!

Joanne James said...

Beautiful Karren - the black outline over the graduated colour panel is stunning. So much going on for a one layer card.

Chrissie said...

This looks just beautiful... the inking is amazing and the stamping so crisp!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"