Sunday, October 18, 2015

Simple Sympathy, PP267

Hello friends! It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week our fearless and fabulous leader Nance has a CAS challenge for us: Leaves. Florals are my absolute favorite subject for card making, but leaves and trees follow at a very close second. Anything to do with nature is right up my alley, and I think the options for this challenge are limitless. 

I went through my collection of leaf stamps, and settled on this retired beauty from Stampin' Up, Magnificent Maple. It's quite a stunning image when heat embossed with black embossing powder. I added a bit of color by sponging over the embossed image with some Delightful Dijon ink. I wasn't so sure about this color but I must say it's growing on me :) 

Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: Magnificent Maple, Love and Sympathy
Card Stock: Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Patterned Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone
Ink Pads: Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Versamark
Tools: Heat Tool, Sponge
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Black 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon

Thanks for visiting! Please pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Playersand we'd love for you to play along, too!


Unknown said...

Sandy, your card is lovely!! Magnificent Maple is one of my all time favorites and it is beautiful when embossed! I love the idea of sponging over it, I'd forgotten that and the effect is awesome! Such a pretty, pretty card!! And thanks for pointing me to The Paper Players this week! Hugs!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, your card is beautiful and the soft colors are perfect for a sympathy card. The black leaf just pops off the page. Fabulously CAS

Unknown said...

love this card sandy! soft and stunning all at once. great combination of dsp and stamping and super design!

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Sandy! I LOve that paper!!! and am quite in love with leaves, myself ... such a darling card...
=] Michele

laurie said...

What an awesome CAS card, Sandy! I love the crisp clean feel. That leaf looks gorgeous embossed,too.

Have a great week!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Just beautiful Sandy - your sponging adds an ethereal quality to your embossed maple leaf. Such a clean and classic card. Lovely!

LeAnne said...

Oooooh, I forgot all about this Magnificent Maple! This is just beautiful....clean, crisp and stunning!

stampwithamyk said...

Simply stunning! Love your layering and your color combination. That designer paper works so perfectly with your fall image. :)

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, I love this stamp! I will keep it forever! Your card is just beautiful! The Delightful Dijon is stunning! A perfect CAS card, My Friend! XX

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, Sandy....this is gorgeous. Everything about it is calm and peaceful. I literally stopped and "Oooooh" when I opened it. All the white space is serene and the colors are beautiful but it's the sponging over the embossed leaf that makes it a show stopper! Beautiful card for the challenge, my friend!