Friday, November 21, 2014

day 5 of STAMPlorations november release hop


Welcome to Day 5, the last day of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on Trendy Leaves. Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win the set.

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For my project I combined this set with Typografia: Encouragement. Cuz when I saw the sentiment I thought of "mighty oaks from little acorns grow". Amazes me every time I see that power burst forth from that little nut.  (Crazy squirrels bury these things all over my folks' property. I'm talkin' from experience here!) Tangent.

Meet my mighty-oak-in-training.


Too lazy to look for a line stamp, I painted a seedling stem with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Inked up the two oak leaves with Shabby Shutters . Then inked just the outer edges - left leaf with Peeled Paint, right with Hero Arts Field Greens -and spritzed with water before stamping. Splattered before heat embossing the sentiment with Liquid Platinum powder.

TIP: If you use an acrylic block to dab DI onto to paint with, use your water brush to flick the leftover as teensy splatters onto the card. Thanks for the tip, Julie Ebersole ;)


Look at that shine. Purty, isn't it? I love this embossing powder. Hope you've enjoyed our week of hopping. The entire release is 15% off until November 25th. Just sayin' ;)

*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki

23 comments:

Jerrie said...

I agree, a mighty oak from a little acorn. I love that sentiment on your card. It is a perfect match for the little oak tree!

Becca Cruger said...

Very cute card! I like the way you've imagined this.

vinita jain said...

Simply wonderful!

cm said...

Your oak-in-training is not only pure delight, but looks exactly like the 'little baby' my parents are growing in their yard...a long 'trunk' and two ginormous leaves! I agree whole-heartedly: this is really, really purty!
Hugs~c

Christine Kiehl said...

Such a sweet card hatched from a sweet little idea! Very creative, I love it!

Iris said...

Gorgeous card -so creative.
isoscia at aol dot com

Jennifer Earley said...

Fantastic! Love your creative process in making this card.

Louise Wright said...

wow! So artistic. You are brilliant at knowing how to use white space effectively! so clever :-)

Ruby N said...

so pretty <3

Sari said...

Lovely, beautiful embossing!

Shelly said...

So pretty! And such a sweet sentiment! Love!

joy said...

Very pretty, Maria! That platinum e.p. is SO gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the embossed sentiments -- looks awesome

Sally Richardson said...

Gorgeous card

Irene Grau said...

Lovely!

PiHi said...

Lovely card!

~amy~ said...

really pretty and I LOVE the quote.

Anita in France said...

What a great 'oakling' to go with that quote, Maria ... I'm with you, that EP is just gorgeous ... it's so lovely here! Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

Love your mighty-oak-in-training! The embossed quote looks fab.

Salla said...

Beautiful card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love how you created that mighty oak! Those leaves are gorgeous, love how you inked and spritzed them, beautiful result.

Anca Banca said...

I love the card and the idea how is everything put on the card front. It makes the sentiment meaningful and it gives you needed support to carry on and to BELIEVE! Great job and great card. It does what it suppose to do - make you believe.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Lovely card. Love that you used two stamps sets on this one card.

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