First of all I've got to say that the frame is one of my favourite things in the whole catalogue! It's a set of two embossing folders and they appeared on the top of my wish list the moment I saw them! I trimmed this one with my sharp paper snips and filled the inset bit with a piece of black card stock and a scrap of Newsprint designer paper. That's retired now but you can get the same effect with the new First Edition Speciality paper.
Here's a close-up of the frame with the beautiful leaf from French Foliage popped up on dimensionals on top. To make the leaf, I rock 'n' rolled the stamp using Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso inks and stamped it onto some autumn colours I'd sponged onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. The leaf is easy to cut out with my sharp paper snips and I think makes a great focal point.
I'd bought a beautiful wall hanging made out of driftwood for my friend and the shop gave it to me in a plain white carrier. I thought the bag would look great jazzed up with a leaf design. It's so easy to just stamp and go with French Foliage!
Here's a detail of the design - the leaves are quite randomly stamped as you can see.
I didn't know this when I made today's card, but it fits rather nicely with the challenge at Make My Monday this week - to make a card using the colours orange and black. What a month of fabulous challenges it's been over there!
Supplies needed for the card:
Stamps: French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Other: Designer Frames embossing folder, Newsprint designer paper (retired), paper snips
I'd love to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
I've had a busy old life just lately and regular readers of my blog will know all about the senior moments I've been having. At Milton Keynes market at the weekend, I noticed this notice in the booth window of one of the stallholders:
I think if I have any more of these lapses, I'm going to need to get myself kitted out with a memory card - and maybe a bluetooth charger would help in the mornings too! Anyway, in view of those senior moments, I've decided to take a few days off. I'll be back again on Saturday though - with a very exciting announcement! Whoopee!
Take care and enjoy your crafting - and I'll hope to see you on Saturday.