Granny Apple Green with Gorgeous Leaves and Christmas Season
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Art with Heart 2021-2022 Colour Creations Blog Hop.
The Very Vanilla card front was stamped in Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' ink with the lighter of the splatter stamps from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set. (This is such a gorgeous stamp set.) The panel was then dry embossed with the Timber 3D embossing folder, giving a delightful look of timber grain across the card-stock. The embossed panel was mounted on a slightly larger piece of Gold Foil from the Brushed Metallic card-stock pack.
The larger detailed leaf die in the maple leaf shape from the coordinating Intricate Leaves dies was cut multiple times from Fluid 100 Watercolor paper. The leaves were wet on wet water-coloured using Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride and Pool Party Classic inks with the mid-sized Water Painter from the set of 3 Water Painters. I do love water-colouring die cut pieces and it is so easy when watercolor paper has been used.
The maple leaf was also stamped in Crumb Cake ink 3 times on Very Vanilla card-stock and then die cut. The detailed leaves were partially adhered to the stamped leaves. This enabled me to pop the leaves up on Dimensionals.
Before adhering the leaves in place, some Linen Thread and Gold trim from the Simply Elegant Trim pack was tied around the card front and finished in a bow. A sentiment from the Through It Together stamp set was stamped twice in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla card-stock. The sentiment was fussy cut so most of it could be used in one long strip rather than 2 rows. You may notice 2 words with some dimension. Initially, I had highlighted these words in a different colour but then decided I didn't like it so added another set of the 2 words on top. Given the layers, the words are still highlighted but it is more subtle. Some Genial Gems were added for a little glimmer. I do love a touch of bling.
A lovely friend is trudging through a difficult time at present. I know she loves cards with leaves so this card will be heading her way, hopefully to brighten her day and so she knows she is thought of and loved.
I first starting to create this card for last week's CASEing the Catty Challenge but things happened and I didn't complete it in time. The challenge was based on this sketch:
I die cut a layer of Vellum and of Basic White card-stocks using the two pine fronds dies in the Christmas Pinecones die set. These were layered on a Thick Basic White card-stock base. Two smaller circles from the Layering Circles die set were used to cut Cherry Cobbler card-stock. Leaves, holly, berries and pinecones were stamped on Basic White card-stock using Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. Apart from the berries the leaves and pinecones had 2 stamps to give shading. The first stamp was stamped off first and the second was stamped in full strength ink. The stamped pieces were fussy cut - although I'm not sure why as there were coordinating dies - but it made sense at the time??
The Basic White card inner and C6 Basic White Envelope were both stamped with leaves at an edge. Two pinecones were also adhered directly to the card inner.
I had fun creating with Granny Apple Green. I hope my projects have given you some food for thought. Another design using GAG is bubbling in my brain - so stay tuned, as it may turn up in a coming Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.
There is more Granny Apple Green creativity. To continue with the blog hop, click on the "next" graphic below to be taken to the blog of a very special and talented friend, Rachel Palmieri. As always, I am looking forward to checking out Rachel's creation and everyone else's. I do love seeing everyones' projects - so many ideas and such great creations
Hope to see you next week when we will be featuring Gray Granite; and don't forget that the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop goes live every Monday evening at 8pm AEDT until mid-December.