Grateful For Vintage Leaves

by Joanne James16. October 2016 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the lovely Nance to host this week and she has a great clean and simple challenge for you to work with:


What a great challenge for Autumn! I just had to dig out my old favourite Vintage Leaves for this one and my Leaflets Framelits along with the colours over at Color Throwdown for my card today; they are somewhat unorthodox for Fall yet they enabled me to try a fun inlaid die masking technique that I've been wanting to experiment with to add interest to my clean and simple card today. I used this week's sketch layout over at CAS Colours and Sketches - here's my card:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Vintage Leaf - Vintage Leaves is a favourite stamp set of mine at this time of year and is perfect for Fall cards. I used a single leaf, stamped in Bermuda Bay onto Pool Party cardstock, as the anchor for my sentiment banner. 

Inlaid Die Masking - The vertical strip on my card uses a fun technique called inlaid die masking. I made a stencil mask by cutting out a number of random leaf shapes using the Leaflet Framelit that corresponds with the leaf stamp I used, then sponged a combination of Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Pear Pizzazz inks through the mask, then over-stamping these sponged areas with the detailed leaf stamp in Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey and Old Olive respectively. This adds a soft hue of colour to each leaf which I really like. 

G is for Grateful - My sentiment from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set is perfect for the season and the challenge over at Just Add Ink this week where the theme is to 'Just Add G'. This is the time of Harvest Festivals here in the UK, with Thanksgiving for our American friends around the corner and celebrated by Canadians recently and as such is a time of year when we are reminded to be grateful. I enjoyed a school assembly on this very theme last Friday, where pupils expressed thanks for everything from the food they eat, to the opportunities given to them by their parents and their favourite footballer, amongst other things! We all have much to be grateful for and it is all too easy to take for granted those around us who enrich our lives and make the world a better place for the greater good.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's clean and simple theme. We are off for our usual Sunday morning of sport, followed by lunch with friends and an afternoon of crafting of a different kind - Rebecca has been working on some dolls clothes so some supervision of the sewing machine is in order! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (15) -

Hannelie Bester
Hannelie BesterU.A.E.
10/16/2016 12:42:44 PM #

I love the unexpected color combination Joanne! Gorgeous card!


Zoe Tant
Zoe TantUnited Kingdom
10/16/2016 2:48:16 PM #

Love the colours you've chosen for your CAS leaf card Joanne. It's really pretty and elegant.  Hope all good with you. Zoe x


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/16/2016 9:01:15 PM #

Love these non-traditional colors! I just saw that challenge palette yesterday and I think I might play with it myself!  Just beautiful!


karen h
karen hUnited States
10/17/2016 2:21:53 AM #

Wonderful card - love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
10/17/2016 3:28:19 AM #

Love the colors and the pop of Bermuda Bay!  Pretty card!


JaneUnited Kingdom
10/17/2016 6:21:14 PM #

Love those colours together, so fresh. Thanks for playing at CC&S.


BeverleyUnited Kingdom
10/17/2016 7:58:17 PM #

Stunning! Love the freshness of your colour choice and beautiful use of the sketch. Thanks for joining in at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x


LaurieUnited States
10/17/2016 9:25:08 PM #

I LOVE how you combined all the challenges for this turned out so awesome. Those colors are so fun together for a fall card!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
10/17/2016 10:56:02 PM #

This is beautiful Joanne! I love these colors for fall--looks like the pop of autumn against a bright blue sky.  Just gorgeous.  Now, this inlaid die technique is amazing.  I really must try that--love the shadow effect it gives to your stamping.  Such dimension on the leaves with the added color.  Love it!  Thanks for making my challenge shine, my friend!


sandymUnited States
10/18/2016 12:37:38 AM #

So, so pretty, Joanne. I really love these colors together, and thanks for sharing your technique.


Jan M
Jan MAustralia
10/18/2016 8:08:25 AM #

This is gorgeous, Joanne! I love the colours you've chosen for your leaves and your inlaid die technique gives such a beautiful effect - I will be trying it! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week Smile


Christine Blain
Christine BlainAustralia
10/19/2016 10:57:11 PM #

Lovely colour choices, Joanne.  Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!


Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
10/21/2016 1:42:36 AM #

Love, love, love your take on the colors, Joanne! Beautiful leaf and CAS creation this week.


jaydeeUnited States
10/21/2016 9:44:07 PM #

Joanne, this is such a classic stamp set and I love that you mixed it with such a modern and unexpected color palette.  Fabulous card


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/21/2016 10:34:26 PM #

Joanne, this is just gorgeous!  I must try this technique!  I LOVE IT!  This is one of my favorite stamps sets and Bermuda Bay is a favorite of mine!  Have a wonderful weekend, My Friend!  XX


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