Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Happy Leaf

My second post for today!

In between Valentine cards, I have been playing around with this new leaf stamp from Stampers Anonymous that I ordered last month from SSS.  You know what that's a NBUS item and qualifies for Darnell's current NBUS challenge #3 !     Did you also see that Darnell is the guest host over at CASology this time around and, the cue word is NBUS!
I hurried up to get a card ready to submit for this double whammy!  I painted it with some SU re-inkers and one distress ink, the Tim Holtz weathered wood.
The sentiment is an old Stampin' Up and a trusty one :)  One layer, CAS, Easy Peasy!
I have a lot of white space on this water colour paper, so it is also headed over to Virginia's View challenge "Clean Slate".  I can hardly believe that this is #11 already.  It is only my second time to participate.  I will have to remedy this in this new year!  Beacause this is such a masculine creation, for me, I will also be sending this over to the SSS Wednesday "It's a Guy Thing" challenge.
So many challenges and much inspiration.
Thanks for popping in-hugs-Chriss

Here are the challenges


  1. Chriss, your card is perfect for ALL the challenges this week! I love your coloring of those cool leaves, what a perfect, versatile birthday card! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology using your NBUS!

  2. Great colors in the leaves! Thanks so much for sharing your talents!
    Nina-Marie :)

  3. Terrific card ... Love how you stamped those leaves off the edge ... clever!

  4. Oh do I love that leaf stamp, Chriss! Coloring well done - love those SU colors...
    =] Michele

  5. Beautiful and sophisticated! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Clean Slate” Challenge!

  6. Love that leaf image - it has so many possibilities for colour combos! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  7. Beautiful card! Lovely design and pretty colors!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. This is a seriously yummy card for a guy (or a gal, for that matter!), Chriss! I'm mentally thinking of what leaf stamps I have so I can CASE this! I think it's how you did the variegated coloring on the leaves that makes this a truly WOW card!! And I'm intrigued that you "painted" it with your reinkers ... I'll have to look into that. I have all these reinkers, but to be honest, I don't use the colored pads that much. Hmmm .... Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3 again! I hope you have a great day!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. This is fantastic, Chriss ... I LOVE it ... the soft outline of the leaves, the cool colours, and all that glorious white space ... completely delicious! So Pinned! Anita :)

  10. Oh My goodness...what a fabulous card! I love your fantastic design and so perfect for a guy!


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