Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fall Leaves


 Sometimes the more simple a card is, the more beautiful it is.  I think that is true with this simple yet, stunning card.
This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge was to use the stamping technique of "rolling."  To do that, you simply pick a solid stamp, ink it in a lighter color first, then roll the edges in a darker ink to get a two toned effect.  I rolled the leaves, using two color combinations (Goldrush and Autumn TerracottaAutumn Terracotta and Barn Red) to get this very subtle tone on toned look.

Although this CTMH stamp set is no longer available, you could use this same technique and design with any solid stamp set.  Here are few I would recommend;
Fall Harvest
Harvest Happiness
Snowflakes (How cute would it be to make Christmas "Thank You's" with this Stamp set?)
Paisley Flair
Love Blooms

Don't forget to add a sweet sentiment to your card, with the For Every Occasion Stamp Set.

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~Amy

P.S.  Thanks to Pinterest for the inspiration.

6 comments:

glorygirl said...

Great job on the card! Love the splatter effect on the background. The leaves are gorgeous!

papercraftnut said...

Beautiful card. You are right - sometimes simple is better. This is a perfect example of that!

Karen Clark said...

Oh, oh, oh, sooo pretty. The leaves look like animal tracks. I love it!!

canadian_liner said...

Love your one-layer card. The two-tone effec on the leaves adds all the texture you need. "Simply" beautiful!

Becca Whitham said...

Simply stunning is right! Wow!!

Wendy Coffman said...

Perfectly CAS!