Friday 7 October 2011

French Foliage resist

The new theme over at Make My Monday this month is 'autumn' and this week's challenge is to produce a autumnal card using a resist technique. Well I am dedicated to showing you all the brand new things in the freshly-released Stampin' Up catalogue but I just couldn't resist this challenge which was crying out for Autumn Splendor or French Foliage. I love leafy images and they're perfect for this time of the year! Come and see the card I made:

I decided to use French Foliage to stamp a whole sheet of A4 Confetti Cream with a leaf design, going for a simple clear-emboss technique. To make the card I cut three panels from the stamped sheet, sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink and mounted them onto a panel of textured card stock. After weaving some lovely taffeta ribbon through and tying it in a knot, the textured panel was attached to a Crumb Cake card base.

Come and have a closer look at the stamped panel.  The leaves were stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder; more leaves were then stamped over the top of the embossed ones using Early Espresso, More Mustard and Old Olive inks; the other elements in the set were added using Crumb Cake ink, then the whole page was sponged with Crumb Cake ink. I polished the embossed parts clean and this is what I got!

Do you like the leaf embellishments? They're rock 'n' rolled with Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso inks, cut out with sharp paper snips and tucked into the ribbon. You can really see the textured card stock in this photo too - I cannot recommend textured card stock enough as I love the subtle contrast it makes with the smooth card base.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: French Foliage
Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, versamark ink
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Confetti Cream, Chocolate Chip textured card stock
Other: Clear embossing powder, Heat tool, Sponge Daubers, 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Early Espresso, paper snips
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. I'M RUNNING PRIZE DRAWS EVERY DAY THIS WEEK: If you order today your name will go into a draw to win a selection of designer paper. If your order is over £25, you'll also receive one of my Christmas House tutorials. 

Well the weekend looms and I'm looking forward to visiting a handmade and vintage fair in beautiful Olney on Saturday. I shall bring my camera and try to get pictures to share with you and we'll keep our fingers crossed for decent weather. I hope you have a great weekend planned too! Thanks for dropping in today and do come back again soon.


  1. Another lovely way to use this set! My Grandma used to say "new friends are silver, old friends are gold". French Foliage is a golden friend!

  2. This is gorgeous, Vicky! I had to save it for future reference. :) Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. great colors and a great set, fits exactly to the current weather in Germany ;). And the small bow is really cute.
    On my blog you see today an attempt to make a card according to your instructions. Not perfect, but unique :)

    Thanks for your inspiration Vicky :)

  4. This is so pretty Vicky. I can see it being a perfect masculine card. I have had French Foliage on my wish list since it first appeared in a mini here earlier in the year. Your emboss resist card has now moved the set to the top of my 'buy' list.

  5. Hi Vicky

    Your card is wonderful and gorgeous - I love it especially the autumnal colours.


  6. I love this technique and the Autumnal feel of the card - let's try to steer clear of Christmas for just a little longer. Thanks for an excellent party last night, I loved the technique that you shared with us x

  7. Oh Vicky! That's a wonderful autumnal card.

    Hugs, Sandra

  8. Hi Vicky

    This is gorgeous .. .. loving all the leaves and colours!!!

    Sorry, I forgot to reveal where the heart was last night on my blog - I will but you out of your misery tonight (provided Mr Blogger is happy to let me play). He wasn't too keen on me yesterday!!

    Love Jules xx

  9. Great resist technique and perfect for our challenge over on Make My Monday, thanks for joining in with your gorgeous card - love the leaves tucked into the ribbon - Jacqueline xx

  10. Wow thats anawesome card....I was wondering how you did that!

  11. Another superb card with this stamp set Vicky...I'm making a list(wink).
    I love the leaves tucked under the bow, you continue to blow me away with your beautiful cards :)

  12. Fabulous results with your resist technique leaves, great teaxtures and colours. Thanks again for sharing with us at MMM and for the comments on my blog. Caz

  13. Beautiful Vicky. Love the leaf stamps, they're so realistic!

  14. Such an elegant card, gorgeous work as usual. Good to see you back this month at Make My Monday.

  15. Fabulous card Vicky I love it!
    thank you for info re: links haven't tried it yet but will let you know how I get on :)
    thank you for joining Make My Monday.
    Suzi B x

  16. Sensational as ever Vicky

    M x

  17. Vicky, I actually gasped when I saw this card! I don't think I've seen this stamp set used in a better way!

  18. Fabulous I really must take a leaf ( ah hem ) out of your book and get those stamps out . Beautiful work great stamping and embossing you are such a natural !

  19. Wow Vicky! This is absolutely stunning. Your leaf panels look amazing and the layout of the card is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining in with the Make My Monday resist challenge and good luck.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  20. Gorgeous creation! Love the leaves!

  21. This card is stunning Luv Sue x


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