Saturday, September 29, 2018

Autumn Leaves

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing two cards made with the positive and negative of a framed leafy die.  I used a piece of yupo with alcohol inks.  Can't remember the colours as I made it a long time go, but has deep orange, brown and rust.  So pretty together.

Die-cut the leaf frame and glued it to a piece of faux-mother-of pearl card stock which was sponged with antique linen .. very subtle but adds another layer of warmth to the card.  Stamped the sentiment in rust and popped up the panel on foam for more dimension.

I then used the negative pieces of the alcohol ink paper, along with another die-cut of the leafy frame from white, popped it up over a piece of copper coloured card stock and added that to a kraft card base.  Sentiment is the same as above, stamped with the same colour.

This is such a quick and easy way to make two CAS birthday cards. 

Jer loves to "shop" at Mom's card store and has already claimed the kraft based card for himself. :)






Stamps:  Many Everyday Sentiments (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Copper (unknown); Kraft (received free package of cards and matching envelopes from Scrapbook.com from ordering)
Ink:  Alcohol Inks (Ranger and Pinata); Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  framed fern die (penny black), blending solution (Ranger); Frost White paint (Tsukineko), cling wrap, sponge


32 comments:

nancy littrell said...

OMG..Two Gorgeous cards out of your positive and negative die cut fern frames, Loll. Both would be perfect guy cards or nature loving girl cards too. TFS your beauties. The AI pieces are Stunning. Hugs...

Linda said...

Two beautiful cards Loll using the positive and negative of the framed leafy die.

Colleen said...

WOW, two gorgeous cards Loll! the background for the leaves are really pretty!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful AI piece, my friend! Love it with the FMOP and the white leaf on the negative is just as awesome! Great fall cards!

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colours of the alcohol inks Loll and great to get the two cards from the die cut. No wonder Jer wants cards from his Mum's stash....They are beautiful, creative and unique x.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous autumn color palette, Loll! I love how you deepened the tones on your background panel for the first card, and how you showcased the patterns on your alcohol inked panel on the 2nd card! Both cards are perfect for a masculine birthday, too...Beautiful work, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

absolutely gorgeous colour combo Loll. I love that die and both the positive and negatives are so pretty. I must remember to do some MOP backgrounds :)

MaryH said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colors on #1, but those deep rich shades on #2 with the crisp white negative...oh my, just stunning! TFS & Hugs.

Nancy Stislow said...

The colors on these are just beautiful! I love how you get the most out of your backgrounds by using the negative, something I never think to do. Love that die! Hadn't seen that one before. Gorgeous cards and wonderful alcohol ink background.

Cathy said...

Two beautiful cards Loll, those alcohol ink colours look amazing! The faux mother of pearl looks like marble, gorgeous. I have had this die on my wishlist for so long and finally bought it the other day, thankyou for the inspiration, Cathy x

Patti said...

Wow Loll!! these are outstanding!! I love them both but I would have to say your son has "the eye" the kraft based one is my favorite too!! : )

Julie B said...

Two fab makes Loll, love your alcohol ink background cards. They have inspired me to buy more alcohol inks when I go shopping next weekend! The die might find it's way onto my list too. :)

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Terrific examples of Pos and Neg die cut use Loll. Love them both! x

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous +/- twofers, Loll! The faux mother of pearl card is delicate and classy. You flipped that around on your next card, making it dramatic and bold. Always inspiring! xx

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards, Loll, I love how you've used the positive and negative of the die cut. xx

Maura R said...

Love them both, Loll, but the dark rich colors of the second one really stole my heart - Love it!

Brenda in IN said...

Those alcohol ink colors just took my breath away. So gorgeous and two beautiful cards. Your designs always look so clean and sharp.

Bobby said...

Twofers are always a nice bonus, Loll. The alcohol background is beautiful and perfect for the leafy theme.

Unknown said...

Great cards!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, both cards are amazing, Loll! The alcohol ink colors and effects are so BEAUTIFUl! I love the fall color combo. The positive die-cut leaf with the delicate faux-mother-of pearl background is a piece of art. (I'd love to try the FMOP technique someday.)
I love that the white leaf and the thin frame pops against the AI panel of the second card. It's a fantastic masculine B-day card. Jer is lucky to be able to shop at the best card store!
Hideko xx

Greta said...

Oh wow--these make me want to snuggle up by a fireplace with my favorite blanket! Gorgeous cards with those wonderful Fall colors! I'm always drawn to leaf images--you've inspired me!

Maria said...

Wow! Two gorgeous fall cards! Lovely leaf dies and the backgrounds are so pretty!

Linda said...

Two stunning cards Loll ..... love that die! The colours are perfect for this time of year, really like the MOP effect with the Antique Linen.
Have a great week my friend xx

Maxine D said...

These may be CAS Loll, but they are absolutely stunning as well! Love them both.
Blessings
Maxine

Marcia HIll said...

Two FABULOUS card my friend!! Great use of both the positive and the negative with that wonderful leaf die, and how cool that both could be used for masculine cards too! :0)

Jo Manna said...

Both card are sublime and so RICH. These earth tones give a nice pristine appeal to both cards. Love the softness of the faux mother of pearl it also adds to the fresh look. Wow I can't chose, I love both!
xx

Anita in France said...

Rich and gorgeous, Loll ... the first is light and delicate, the second bold and cosy ... and they're both fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

These are real eye catchers, Loll! Absolutely love them both! Jer is very lucky (and has good taste)!

Karen D. said...

love these!! Both unique and so elegant and wonderful mf.
xx Karen

BożenA said...

I totally agree with Anita from France :-). The first card is so light, it has so much air and space. The second card is darker, but not dark. It is warm as a cozy room on a winter evening, which brightens the fire from the fireplace. I love the feeling that this card arouses in me.
BożenA xx

swldebbie said...

Both of these are winners, Loll. Love the look of both of them. That yupo leaf is really pretty.