Less is More Leaves

When I saw that the challenge at Less is More was “leaves” and one layer, two favourites for me, I was very hopeful that I would find time to participate. Although I am surrounded by leaves of yellow, orange and brown I decided to stamp silver leaves because I have noticed lately a few silver birch trees around the place looking really silver when the wind is blowing their leaves. I chose to use silver, blue and grey for my leaves card instead.

I stamped the birch leaf in versamark and embossed in silver before sponging in blue and grey. I then added more leaves in grey, some double stamped to get a fainter image. The silver does look pretty but the photo doesn’t show it quite as well as I’d wished.

Thanks for dropping by today. Thank you to all the new subscribers and followers as well as the faithful readers who have been dropping in hoping to see something new here. I know it has been a while between posts but I have been busy with a different artistic project. I have been doing a printmaking unit with my small art class; if you are interested in seeing our marbling and linoprinting you can see it on my other blog.


Stamps: With Gratitude, Ageless Adornment (SU)
Inks: Going Grey, Bashful Blue, Versamark
Cardstock: Mark’s Finest Papers Snow Storm Smooth Heavy
Also: Sterling Silver e.p.

35 Comments on “Less is More Leaves”

  1. Suzilou says:

    Oh WOW this is STUNNING!! what a brilliant card, fantastic technique and the silver is just beautiful 🙂

  2. Kathyk says:

    Woo Hoo! this card ROCKS!


  3. KK says:

    Great idea. I bet the silver is really stunning in real life but I can’t see it, boohoo! Ah, just tilted my monitor and saw it – great stuff. It looks wonderful x

  4. Beautiful use of the colors! I thought of you when I saw the challenges was leaves! 🙂

  5. Linby says:

    so pretty – I love it.

  6. suelesley says:

    Fabulous card Heather. I love how you’ve chosen silver for your leaves, it works really well. Sue.x

  7. Trudi says:

    Utterly fabulous card

  8. Stephanie L says:

    Heather, your work blows me away. This creation is just gorgeous. It’s smokey… I love it!

  9. sue says:

    What a lovely card. It is so soft and elegant. I’m sure it would have been lovely in regular fall colors, but I can’t imagine it would have been as pretty as this.

  10. Jak Heath says:

    simply beautiful.

  11. Lindsey says:

    So glad to see you posting again, Heather! This is a gorgeous card. I love the overlapping of leaves. There is such depth even though this is just one layer.

  12. Carol says:

    Your card designs and craftsmanship never cease to please and inspire! Thanks so much for sharing,


  13. Erica Fields says:

    Lucky you to have these beautiful trees within sight.
    Lovely card.

  14. Chrissie says:

    Gorgeous stamp, used to make an even more gorgeous card! Your work is always an inspiration Heather. The colours in this are superb and the design is fabulous!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  15. Marja says:

    Heatjher this is sooooo STUNNING. Soooo BEAUTIFUL. I have no words for it. Love it!!!
    So subtle and delicate. Georgous.
    Lovely greet

  16. gibmiss says:

    Hi Heather
    Gorgeous card ….love the silver…..Stunning card….
    Hugs stylvie

  17. Ellie knol says:

    You did an awesome job on creating this, it looks so elegant!

  18. stempelomi says:

    absolutly great work! I love it!

  19. Sarah Jay says:

    Wow. This is a stunning card, Heather. I can tell that silver embossing really makes it stand out in person.

  20. Margaret says:

    Absolutely beautiful Heather
    Margaret x

  21. mandi says:

    Breathtakingly beautiful…….as ever Heather
    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

  22. Love it. i would never get the idea to stamp leaves in grey, but this is just beautiful!

  23. jennis jems says:

    A real stunning card x

  24. GinaA says:

    Your choice of colour is inspired. love the effect.

  25. Ann Y. says:

    This is so pretty, Heather. I love the silver! So nice to see one of your beautiful creations again!

    Your marbling and lino printing look great, too! I’m a former teacher and these days I’m keeping myself happy by volunteering to teach art in my kids’ classes. Marbling is on my to-do list. 🙂 Ann Y.

  26. Hilde Jaeggli says:

    What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us. Hilde J.

  27. Sylvia-Anne says:

    Wow Heather – these leaves are amazing – they look so delicate in the soft shades of silver and blue. A truly beautiful card.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  28. WOW what a great card this is. I love it!

  29. Oh the silver, blue and gray colors are just amazing here, Heather! What a gorgeous card!!

  30. Aileen says:

    Lovely to see the leaves in silver. Very ghostly and soft. x

  31. now i get so much inspired by you, that i linked to you, hope it is ok…

  32. ND says:

    What can we add? Once again, we have been enjoying the card and I have looked at it frequently over recent weeks. We both say “another beautiful card”.


  33. I have seldom seen a more beautiful card, Heather. The embossing shows up beautifully in the photo, but I can imagine it’s even more stunning in real life. You have struck gold again… or I should say silver.

  34. ND says:

    What a wonderful surprise!

    The postman has just been. Actually came right to the door and rang the bell to deliver a parcel from Canada. Imagine our delight when we opened it and discovered a collection of beautiful cards, remarkably like many of those we have been enjoying on the blog over recent times.

    Now we are presented with an interesting dilemma – do we keep and display the cards for our continued enjoyment and the admiration of those who visit, or do we proudly share them in greeting others with the beautiful images and sentiments they carry?

    I am sure we can do both. RJ, who is even more delighted than I will surely have answers to that question.

    Thank you for sharing the joy in such a generous way.


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