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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 means...it'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

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11 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  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

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  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 :)

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

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