Thursday, 19 October 2017

Double D Challenge Leaves

Hello again everyone and welcome...

I have a card to share with you that I made for the Double D Challenge. Here you can see the mood board. The theme is "leaves". Here is the link.

I absolutely love to participate in various challenges from the stamp companies whose products I really enjoy using. That being said, there is certainly something to be said for participating in a challenge like this one. The only stipulation is that your project follows the theme. You can use whatever products you like.

For my card I am using some very very old Rubber Stampede stamps. I loved these leaf stamps when I first bought them at Michael ages ago and I love them still.

I have covered my A2 white card with some gingham paper from Papertrey Ink and then added an embossed panel cut with a Sizzix die over a piece of ribbon. I am sure the embossing folder has a name but I cannot remember what it is. I sponged on a small bit of Memento Dandelion and Tangerine ink to bring out the embossed leaves.

The focal image(s) are the three leaves that I fussy cut. These stamps were made LONG before the days of die cuts! Luckily I have  patience and sharp scissors.

On top of that is a small tag from Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die. The sentiment is another old stamp from Hero Arts. I finished off with a small button tied up with twine.

I was trying to keep all the leaves nice and soft in colour as a foil to the deeper sharper paper in the background to strike a nice balance.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you take to leave me your comments. I value each and every one. Cheers.



  1. I love your embossed panel and how you die cut an arch with it - it frames your autumnal scene beautifully. The gingham, twine and button accompany it beautifully!!!

  2. This is fabulous Melanie! I love the fussy cut leaves to go with the gorgeous embossing! Nicely done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LEAVE it to me!’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. I especially like those leaves, and, gosh, I sure have some old stamps, too. You fussy cut them perfectly. Beautiful embossed panel and card design. So lovely! It's good to see this in our challenge at Double D and I'm glad you enjoy playing along with us!

  4. Gorgeous colors. LOVE your cluster of fabulous fall leaves! Great texture too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Double D, Leave It To Me Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  5. I love the soft colors against the striking gingham paper, Melanie! Great idea! And great job fussy-cutting!! Thank you so much for calling by and becoming a follower! It's a pleasure to meet you and return the flavor!! Hugs, Darnell