Friday, May 15, 2015

Black and white leaves

Looks like it's snowing on these leaves, doesn't it?  It was not my intention, but now that I'm writing my post and looking at these pics, that's what stands out for me.  I only meant to give a distressed look to the card, but in a soft and subtle way, letting those black and white leaves take center stage.


Back in the fall, at my Stampin' Up! demonstrator's fabulous sale, I picked up Magnificent Maple.  I LOVE IT.  I mixed it here with Itty Bitty Backgrounds, a sentiment from Inspired By Stamping, and a scattering of sequins.  Oh -- the leaf in the back was stamped-off once, so it is not as intense a black as the one in the foreground.


I think this card has a masculine edge, but even I would welcome this!



Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Itty Bitty Backgrounds - Stampin' Up!; Creative Tags - Inspired By Stamping Paper: kraft, white - Papertrey Ink; black and white stripe - Momenta Ink: Crystal opaque ink - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Sparkling Clear sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; Gunmetal sequins - MJ Trimming

14 comments:

Charlene said...

SO very pretty!!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

I love this with the kraft and black. The Itty Bitty made such a great background stamped in white. Very nice!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Samra Leshinski said...

Another show stopper my dear!!!

Stella said...

CAS; not your usual style but you are doing CAS excellent too. You should do it more :). It's a beauty!
XX

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Lin said...

I love seeing how you treated these leaves, Colleen - so refreshing!

Judy1223 said...

Colleen, I love that white spritzed background, it adds a nice distress to the card and lets the beautiful leaves take center stage. I love this card, too -- although it could definitely be for a guy, I know I'd love it, too!

Lisa said...

I think the background is beautiful Colleen! I've always loved white on kraft. The leaves you scored are pretty, another wonderful card!

Bonnie said...

I love this leaf stamp and how you've done the background!

Linda Breedlove said...

I LOVE this card... your background is amazing... love the leaves!!!!!!!!

Jill Norwood said...

I love this! The leaves are so beautiful!

nwilliams6 said...

Very well done. I love the splatter bg you did and the stamp/stamp off way you did the leaves. Pretty. Hugz

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