Friday, September 3, 2010

Transitioning into Fall!

Falling Leaves, is a great theme this time of year! Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge this week is to incorporate leaves into our projects, any type of leaves! We're looking forward to seeing some beautiful leaf creations as we transition into fall mode! I made a Halloween card utilizing my favorite leaf embellishments this year! You can't go wrong with these suede leaves! They are so soft and easy to work with. I wanted my leaves to look somewhat crunched, you know how they get when they fall and start to dry out?
This is how I scrunched the leaves. Using Jute String, and a large eye needle, sew a running stitch down the middle of each leaf and pull to gather. These suede leaves come in many colors and are a snap to use!
When I got to the base of each leaf, I added a button using the same string. After trimming the string, I then taped string end down with scotch tape and secured entire leaf and button to card using glue dots. Let's see what leaves fall into your creations this week! If you upload to a public forum, please use keyword, ssnotime155. Remember to upload to Mr Linky over on Sharon's BLOG.
Check out the falling leaves captured in the Stamp Simply Designers creations!
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PAPER: Crafty Secrets Halloween Images & Journal Notes, Kaiser 6" Up, Up & Away Designer paper pad (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), Vintage Cream Cardstock (Papertreyink), All other (SU) INK: Tim Hotlz Old Paper Distress Ink (Joan's Gardens) OTHER: Sheer Black Ribbon, Suede leaves, & Jute String (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), sponge dauber, Kaiser Adhesive Pearls (STAMP SIMPLY RIBBON STORE), ticket corner punch (EK Success), large eye sewing needle, adhesives, misc buttons

11 comments:

Janine said...

Always a treat to stop by and see what you have created Barb!!
Have a great weekend.

Joan Fricker said...

Oh my goodness Barb, this is adorable!!!! I love that cute image and the colors are just beautiful!!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE this adorable, vintage-inspired design, Barb! So sweet and fun ... and those leaves are to-die for!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Kiddo!

Linda said...

Wow this is amazing!

Kathy Martin said...

This is fantastic!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This card is SO gorgoeus! I LOVE the sheet of paper you used and those stitched suede leaves are fabulous! Thanks so much for the little how-to!!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just adorable Barb! Your stitched leaves add such a special touch to this adorable image and design!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi Barb! This card is adorable (of course you know I just LOVE Crafty Secrets) and those leaves are AWESOME!! What a clever idea!!

Dori said...

Lovely card. Very unique elements that are just precious.

Barbara said...

This is so cute, Barb!! What a great idea with the leaves! You always amaze me!

Jenny Gropp said...

The leaves are BRILLIANT!