Simple Foliage

Susan is hosting the One Layer Wednesday challenge and has challenged us to join in her Gratitude Campaign for 2012. In her words:

The Gratitude Campaign is my annual attempt to save Thanksgiving from the commercial limbo between Halloween and Christmas. I resent that Thanksgiving only gets an end-cap at Target. Those of you who read my other blog know how important an attitude of gratitude is to me, and it’s just sad that Thanksgiving has become an excuse to over-eat rather than an opportunity to jump in a big pile of autumnal gratitude and roll around in it. 

I wholeheartedly agree with her so have created two gratitude cards today. The challenge for me is not creating them; it’s mailing them. I’ll keep you posted on my success rate!

The Less is More challenge this week is to create a one layer card featuring Foliage so I combined the two challenges and created the card above.

I used Memento dewdrop inkpads to apply ink directly to the stamp, first a pale orange, then a darker one around the edges of the stamp. I then added text to the leaf stamp by inking the letter background stamp and pressing the two stamps together (often called the ‘kissing’ technique).

I liked the look of the blended leaf so I stamped several more then cropped one out to make a single popped up strip on the two layer card below.


Stamps: Foliage Fancy (Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potter’s Clay (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match Papers Grand Canyon

18 Comments on “Simple Foliage”

  1. WOW! I love the simplicity of these cards. They are absolutely stunning!

  2. Jan Castle says:

    Such a pretty card Heather!
    Paper Hugs,

  3. Pauline says:

    Beautifully inked and stamped, two lovely cards!

  4. Loli says:

    Hola Heather, gorgeous and perfect CAS card, i love your kising technique, the colours are perfect for autumn season,,,a perfect moment for the gratitude.
    Hugs from Palma de Mallorca Spain

  5. kathyk4 says:

    I’m with you on the commercialism of holidays

    Your cards are both fabulous


  6. kaz says:

    Lovely cards.

  7. Skye says:

    Beautifully classic card. Lovely image, great colours and the sentiment fits so well – flourishes on the writing reminds me of falling leaves.

  8. So pretty! I still haven’t tried the kissing technique, but after seeing your cards I can’t wait to try it.

  9. GinaA says:

    Great kissing stamping, love the colours you have used.

  10. Ardyth says:

    Gorgeous fall colours! Wonderful OLW card!

  11. mandi says:

    Fantastic inking, Heather
    Fantastic card
    Thanks very much
    “Less si More”
    Love the other version too

  12. Lindsey says:

    Both of these are beautiful! Nice work with both the rock and roll and kissing techniques on the first card.

  13. Shirley D says:

    Beautiful ! Love both of these & the leaf image 🙂 Shirley

  14. Vicky says:

    Lovely cards Heather – I especially like the one layer version. The kissing technique is perfect for your leaf and the sentiment is perfect.

  15. Cheryl says:

    Heather, Your OLW card is gorgeous! Such a pretty sentiment too (perfect for this weeks challenge).

  16. Deanna says:

    Beautiful cards and love the leaf with the script writing in it.

  17. Linda W says:

    Simply beautiful! Great CAS cards, love the leaf stamp and perfect collours xx

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