Friday, 12 October 2018

Pastel Leaves

Hi!  I'm here with another fun challenge from the team at Fusion and here is my card!

And here is the challenge graphic:

To make my card, I started by dry embossing the Frames die into a white top-folding card base.  It's hard to see in the photos, but it gives a nice subtle frame around the card.  The leaves were made using various Distress Oxide inks blended onto a Bristol Smooth panel.  I deliberately went for pastel shades to match the photo.  Once I was done blending in a rainbow fashion, I spritzed the panel with shimmer spray.  It looks so pretty in real life!  

After die-cutting the leaves, I arranged them onto the card base, still in rainbow fashion.  I finished with a sentiment from a Gina K Designs stamp set.

Thanks for visiting!  The design team have some gorgeous cards, so I hope you'll check them out.

I'm linking this up to Paper Players who have a leaves challenge (this is my second entry) and to CASology (it may be small, but there is an exclamation mark on my card 😄)

Products used:

Stamps:  Inspiration Mosaic (Gina K Designs)
Ink:  Extreme Black, Tattered Rose, Spiced Marmaladem, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Inks
Cardstock:  White, Bristol Smooth
Dies:  Leaves (Impression Obsession), Frame (SSS)
Accessories:  Shimmer Spray


Betty Keefe said...

so pretty, Karren

I Card Everyone said...

Karren, this is so beautifully colored!
LOve your inspiration, too!

Linda Callahan said...

The pastel leaves are fabulous! Such a fun challenge this week!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful take on the challenge, Karren! Your leaves are so pretty and I love how you created a frame with dry embossing your front panel! Love your choice of pastels, too!

Dawn Turley said...

the pastel leaves are so pretty Karren. Lovely card.

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Karren, love the pastel leaves so appropriate as we head into Spring out this way. Beautiful

sentsue said...

Such pretty ink blended leaves. Thanks for playing along with us on the CASology Challenge blog.

Eliz Stewart said...

Karren...your soft pastel leaves are so refreshing! Love the look. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Jan Clothier said...

This one is so soft, subtle and gorgeous. The smooth blending of the colours and the shimmer is fantastic. Thanks for joining us twice at the Paper Players, Karren. I hope you're not suffering too much from the cold down your way - it's cold enough in the North Island!

Claire said...

Great take on those challenges Karren - the leaves are so pretty with those oxides. I haven't tried those inks yet - must get my crafty hands on some!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Those pastel leaves are fabulous!