Thursday, November 5, 2015

Glorious Leaves

Hey there!  It's Stampendous Dreamweaver Thursday and this week, we're celebrating fall in all of her majestic glory!  I'm a huge nature lover and fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  If I could have spring and fall, I would be a happy girl.  I could easily skip winter and summer altogether!  I'm blessed to live in an area that's close to the mountains and there's nothing prettier than a mountain ablaze with fall foliage.  It's a wonderful sight to behold.  This is Pilot Mountain, it's about 20 minutes from my house.  Not too shabby!  Think Andy Griffith show and references to Mount Pilot, yep, that's the one!

So, with so much inspirational beauty close by, it's easy to "fall" in love with my favorite season.  Here's my card for today, and, yes, I've very thankful!

Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Dreamweaver Oak Leaf Stencil
Stampendous® Dreamweaver Maple Leaf Large Stencil
Stampendous® Dreamweaver Maple Leaf Stencil
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Memento™ Dew Drop in Dandelion by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Cantaloupe by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Tangelo by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Love Letter by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Rhubarb Stalk by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Peanut Brittle by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Dew Drop in Potter's Clay by Tsukineko®
Memento™ Ink Pad in Desert Sand by Tsukineko®
Sponge Daubers™ by Tsukineko®
Stipple Brush™ by Tsukineko®
Memories™ Mists in Bright Gold
African Daisy Yellow Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Yellow Sheer Wired Pinstripe Ribbon by May Arts Ribbon®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Scrapbook Adhesives™ 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L

Here's what I did to create this card:

Using a sheet of mixed media paper, tape stencils down, one at a time, and add ink using sponge daubers and various ink colors (repeat this in a random pattern)
Using a stipple brush, brush Desert Sand ink over the white areas
Trim stenciled paper to 4" x 5.25"
Open mist bottle and, using sprayer end, drip ink onto stenciled design
Trim yellow cardstock to 4.25" x 11" and fold in half creating a tent fold for card base
Cut a piece of ribbon to fit the width of the stenciled background piece
Adhere ribbon to paper as shown
Adhere stenciled paper to card base
Stamp leaf image, color with inks and die cut
Attach leave to card with 3D foam squares
Stipple Desert Sand ink onto scrap of paper, stamp sentiment, add drips of gold mist and notch ends
Attach sentiment to card with 3D foam squares

Here's the list of my teammates that have more inspiration for your viewing pleasure:

Lea Fritts (DW)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you again tomorrow with more fall inspiration!


  1. STUNNING INSPIRATION, what a joy it must be to have such amazing sights nearby!!!
    BEAUTIFUL card, LOVE your background and how you have layered the pretty ribbon under the detailed leaf, your golden splatters finish it off perfectly!!!

  2. I love fall! Great card, thanks for sharing.

  3. So STUNNING! Love the soft layers of the beautiful leaves. Great job, thank you for sharing today!

  4. Your leaves are gorgeous and really reflect the trees in the picture. What a beautiful area.


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