Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Paper Crafting Blog Hop November 2022 - Thank you!

 Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop for November 2022 - featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia. We have a wide array of projects and design styles to share with you this month - all about "Thank you!"


Sticking with my love for fall - I had to try another organic technique I saw - and it worked! I use real leaves from my yard and pressed them onto watercolor paper using my Stamp and Emboss machine.
That's right - that beautiful leaf image on the card was made by just pressing a real leave - this one was from my Mimosa tree. There is no ink applied to the leaf at all - it is just the juices from the leaf that ooze out as you run it through the machine. How amazing is that?!?!
Basics - My card base is one of the Kraft notecards (#159247 - $10.00*) - a 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" layer of Old Olive cardstock (#100702 - $9.25*) - and a strip of Cajun Craze 2" x 5" (#119684 - $9.25*), then a 3" x 4 1/2" piece of watercolor paper (#149612 - $9.00).
TIPS when doing this technique:1) choose a nice, not dry, leaf and lay it onto your watercolor paper with the back of the leaf against the paper as this gives you the best image of the veins. 2) Layer it on your plates just as if you were using an embossing folder. 3) Use paper shims if you do not get a good enough impression. 4) Have a damp paper towel or baby wipes handy to wipe up any excess juices from the leaf after running through. 5) Experiment with different leaves and have fun.
I used sentiments for the outside and inside from the Bamboo Beauty Set (#155478 - $21.00) - such beautiful sentiments. Then I added some linen thread and a few colored gems - and done - simple, organic and beautiful.
In my opinion these are great for masculine cards - as they so beautifully reflect nature.

I hope you got some inspiration from this card. Thank you so much for stopping by and I would love to hear your thoughts and comments!


Now click on through to the rest of those hopping with me this month to see all of their wonderful creations and inspirations! ~Maureen

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Annette McMillan said...

What a clever idea Maureen! Looks great, and thanks for the tips on trying the technique.

Julia said...

WOW WOW WOW - SOOOOO AMAZING! It's a shame the sun has gone down as I'd love to run around the garden and try this!! Brilliant. I've never heard of this idea, so thankyou so very much for your brilliant inspiration!!! Love love love.

tengrrl said...

What a gorgeous technique! Who knew there was so much cardmaking in a few leaves? Beautiful job, Maureen!

Terri Stewart said...

Amazing card! I am blown away that you can stamp with real leaves!!!! Thanks for sharing this super creative card!

Tracy Held said...

I am inspired! Going to try stamping/embossing with leaves. Thanks for sharing

Sue Bz said...

Wow, your card is amazing!