Monday, November 14, 2011

Bountiful

 
It's ONE LAYER CARD week again over at the Simply Less Is More challenge blog.
The theme for this week is LEAVES.
 
It is true, I have become quite comfortable with one layer cards.  When I saw this challenge, I decided to stamp a variety of leaf images in a variety of fall colors around a leaf die cut which would be used as a mask.  The leaf image would be revealed when the die cut was removed.  Well, that really bombed.  It looked awful.  I wasn't ready to give up though, so I did it in reverse and stamped inside the cutout.  That worked really well.
 
I stamped an image of small leaves and acorns from PTI's Autumn Abundance in fall colors inside the cutout, then sponged lightly with green to pop it.  When I removed the cutout, this lovely leaf revealed itself.  I added some score lines on top, rounded the corners, stamped my sentiment, and my creation was complete.
 
I am going to head over to the LIM blog to see the fabulous creations that the Limettes have made.  Thanks for stopping in today.  Thanks for dropping by!
  

18 comments:

Mynnette said...

Oh, wow! This is fantastic! LOVE the leaves within the larger leaf--fabulous!!! :)

Chrissie said...

Fabulous stuff Stephanie... this one really rocks!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Carla said...

this is a stumming card, love the stamp snd the colours!

Anita said...

Gorgeous card!
Anita

Cath Wilson said...

It's beautiful and the colours are perfect x

June Houck said...

Stephanie is in the zone! You rocked this CAS/LIM card :)b Beautiful, my friend.

stempelomi said...

fantastique idea,great card!

Mandi said...

TERRIFIC Stephanie
Awesome card
Thank you
mandi LIM

Jenny said...

A triumph Stephanie, love this idea...so good to see you playing along again this week :)
Still waitin to get the ironing done this week *wink*
Jenny x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Stephanie, This is fabulous it really works well and the sentiment finishes brilliantly, Gay xx

Christine said...

Great, beautiful card!
Christine

Lynne said...

Fabulous! Such great colours.
Lynne xxx

Marrigje said...

LOVE this, this is a great card. I was thinking about something like this with the star challenge, but went with something else. Very great to see this worked out.
Love the colours you used. This is a perfect card.

Valerie said...

Love the scribbly (is that a word? )
effect on the leaf, beautiful:)
Val x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous Stephanie
Margaret x

Susan said...

Stephanie, who makes that leaf die? I love the size of it and the card you've created with it is exceptionally pretty!! Love the fallish colors!

Shirley said...

I am sitting here laughing at your bomb. I bet I have a box full. LOLOLOL How elegant and that's one layer? I don't think I could do that. TFS for the instructions. I am going to try that with something, just not sure what!!

Christina said...

Lovely clean and simple design! The scored lines at the top add so much interest, and I love how your masking turned out.