Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CASology Week #14 Leaf

You've got to check out the amazing cards the design team did. Click here:
Bridget the guest designer has a bright and colorful beautifully embossed card. 
I can't decide which of the designers cards is my favorite, but Ardyth actually
 used a real leaf to stamp with.

Using the emboss resist technique I stamped and heat embossed the background then sponged the color. The maple leaf was cut, inked and using a stylus the veins were embossed. The thank you stamp completes this simple card. 
Time to make another one.

This one actually looks better in person. I cut the maple leaf using a craft knife so I had a stencil as well as the positive cut. Using Versa mark I filled in the negative cut to shadow the gold heat embossed leaf place on top. 
The CAS (clean and simple cards) really come together quickly, 
so there is more time to play. I tend to over think these challenges, 
making it more difficult then it needs to be.

There are some outstanding designs entered in this challenge. 
I love that they show thumbnails and wish I could visit all of them.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent 
of all the other virtues.  ~Cicero

Be well and thanks for visiting. ~ Carole
 If you leave a comment I'll be happy to return the visit.


  1. Great cards. The leaf on the first one is so life like.

  2. Both are equally pretty and it's fun to review techniques that haven't been used in a long time. Actually, that is where I got my beginning...looks like I forgot my roots but your beautiful cards brought me back to the simple and elegant days of CAS.

  3. Wonderful fall impressions on these cards. I see more and more ways you are getting creative, too. I like the clean and simple gold one. The quote from Cicero is a great inclusion!

  4. Gorgeous fall cards! Love the colors you used for the emboss resist! Amazing leaf! tfs!

  5. beautiful set of cards... the leaves are gorgeous! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  6. Wow, Carole, that first one is pinned perfection and a winner in my book! I am in love with how you did the background and the leaf is outrageous!

  7. Gorgeous cards, Carole, but I especially love the first one. The embossed veins on the leaf are a fabulous touch! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  8. Beautiful cards ~ love the embossed resist leaves!

  9. Gorgeous, softly shaded background! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!


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