Sunday, August 26, 2012

*Whew* I didn't miss it!

Three hours left to spare for this week's CASology - I had my card made, and meant to come post it Saturday, but then I took a nap. And now it's today. So for my first 3 days of mulling over this challenge, I wanted to use a tree stamp. And I thought no, too many people are going to use trees. Checking it out now, I see not so many, but anyhow, I then gave myself the extra challenge to use a stamp I hadn't used in a long time. Enter this Hero Arts ginkgo leaf - it's huge, about 3" across, and I don't even remember the last time I used it.
Supplies: grid paper from Basic Grey "Origins;"
standard circle Nesties;
ginkgo leaf stamp from Hero Arts;
sentiment from Paper Smooches;
Versamark, Peeled Paint distress ink, clear EP;
green rhinestones
I hadn't planned to 'pop up' the leaf, but part of the border didn't stamp the first go-round, and rather than fiddle with it & hope to stamp again in the right spot, I just did it again & popped it up. I inked first with Versamark, then with Peeled Paint, so that I could emboss. The sentiment is stamped with just the Peeled Paint. 

And here's hoping this will publish - our Internet connection has been super dodgy this morning. It's getting very frustrating being booted out of websites partway through doing things!
xoxo,
Jessi

13 comments:

~amy~ said...

this is perfect!

jimlynn said...

LOVE IT!!! All the green is so pretty and that leaf stamp is awesome!
Lynn

Carol L said...

It turned out to be a great card! I just love that peeled paint ink color!

Lyndal said...

LOVE it! I love the grid background and you have chosen the perfect stamp - it looks FAB popped up - like a big umbrella!

fairyrocks said...

Very effective with your leaf as the focus. Thanks for popping by, I've got you in for the RAK...when I get done of course, spent most of the day in the Garage, then 3 more hours to mow the lawn. No playhouse work today.

Lindsey said...

That gorgeous ginkgo leaf was obviously meant to be popped up anyway. ;) Perfect combo of image and patterned paper. Love it!

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! Love the monochromatic look.

lostinpaper said...

Well done you! Great cover up with the leaf... I (ahem) have a few cover ups in my cards too... or aren't they just 'creative opportunities'?

walchowDesign said...

I think you have done a beautiful job on this leave, Jessi!

Barb said...

Beautiful! I LOVE that image!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

I think I DID miss it, and green is my favorite color, too. :( And I am with you: don't do the obvious (trees). I may still play, BECAUSE I CAN! Pffth.

Marie said...

Stunning, elegant and green! Great CAS card, Jessi. Beauty in simplicity!

Wendy ten Hove said...

It certainly is huge and it's so pretty!! Love the shape of gingko leaves, so delicate and this stamp really makes that come out and so does your design! Very nice!!
Hugs, Wendy