Monday, January 13, 2020

More Leafy Birthday Greetings

Today's card was inspired by THIS PIN, though I went with a radically different color scheme and theme. Isn't the original inspiration piece absolutely gorgeous, though?!!?!

I enjoyed using a VERY old StampinUp spatter stamp (from Itty Bitty Backgrounds, I believe) to add Delicata gold ink to the design. So easy and pretty. The card was also inspired by my wood-mounted, Hero Arts leaf stamp collection, which is pretty sizeable. (Seriously, this isn't even all of them...just the natural looking ones!)

Today's card only uses the one leaf stamp in multiple colors. Love the soft greens and blues with the gold accents!

The design needed something to anchor it, so I experimented with various threads and twine, but the dark olive, which matches the sentiment ink, looked best. I poked a hole in the fold of the card, so the twine wraps into the inside of the card. If you plan better, you could wrap it around the torn panel, but this worked just fine.

Hope you all are having a very good start to 2020. The weather has been extreme in places, and of course to any readers living in're whole nation is in my prayers. Take care, and stay safe!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,


  1. this is beautiful - love the inspiration too - did you stamp on tissue paper ? love to see the blog back again been following for years - so inspiring

  2. Awesome inspired card! It is also fabulous seeing your cards again. I like that you have time to create ;)

  3. Both the inspiration card, and your take on it, are absolutely beautiful!


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