Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Gorgeous Leaves for The Paper Players

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 My house is sadly empty again after having all my kids and grandkids visiting last week, all together for the first time in about five years. It was total chaos, but wonderful! I'm exhausted but missing them terribly! However it's time to get back to crafting, and I'm into fall mode here as I pull out the Gorgeous Leaves bundle from the new July/Dec Mini Catalogue and design a card to enter in The Paper Player's latest Colour Challenge:

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I also tried some Cork Specialty Paper weaving for the Global Design Project's Case the Designer Challenge: 

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Here's a closer look at the weaving:

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  • The feature of this card is the centerpiece of woven specialty cork paper. I cut strips of 1/2' of the cork paper and arranged about 6 along one strip above and below alternately, gluing them so that they would stay fixed.
  • I added additional horizontal strips, alternating above and below the vertical strips. I used glue dots to adhere the ends to keep them in place.
  • When done, I trimmed it on the Paper Trimmer to a 2 1/2" square and glued it to a piece of Real Red cardstock, cut to 2 5/8" square.
  • I used the splatter image from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set and inked it in Daffodil Delight, then used sponge daubers to add Real Red and Old Olive ink on either side and stamped it on the top right and bottom left of a 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of Basic White cardstock. I glued the woven cork square on this centering it in a diamond orientation.
  • I stamped the leaf images you see above from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set on Basic White. I inked them in one of the challenge colours and added another colour by sponge daubing it on before stamping.
  • The sentiment is from the Delicate Dahlias stamp set (a Sale-a-Bration Level 2 reward) and is stamped in Old Olive ink on a left-over Kits Collection label.
  • The other two layers are Daffodil Delight and Old Olive on the Basic White Thick card base.

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  1. Heather, I bet your house is quiet and lonely! I get it! It is wonderful when they all come home, but I get the exhausting part. This card is fabulous! I love the cork and all those pretty Fall leaves. Love the splattered background, too! Thank you for joining my color challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Well Heather, the upside of a quiet house has to be time to create beautiful cards like this! Love the variegated leaves and the cork weaving makes for an eyecatching centrepiece. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!


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