Leaves for Freshly Made Sketch #108

Today’s card is just a fun, for any reason type of card.  It’s also loosely based on the Freshly Made Sketch challenge 108.

About the card
1. I have to admit I was in a hurry tonight.  We had been away for the weekend and normal stamping time was cut short but I wanted to post something for the challenge.  I had already made these leaves for a class I taught last week and decided to use those as my focal point.  Picked out some pretty background DSP from Sweater Weather and burlap ribbon. Add a beautiful phrase and I was good. I used Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral on the sentiment to simulate Sunshine and to tie into the colors in the leaves.

2. About the leaves.  I used the Autumn Accents Bigz die to crop the leaves.  I used various DSP patterned paper but they were all crushed Curry background.  I found that the yellow looked better peeking through the sponging.

3. I spritz them with water, and wadded them up, then unfolded.  I then had a crinkled looking leaf shape. I used Old Olive first in the center, then Calypso Coral out to the edges.  Lastly, early espresso on the edges and over the top just a bit to pick up the creases.

I hope you like my card today.  Have a great week.


What I used
Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness, Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Sweater Weather DSP, Very Vanilla, Ink: Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Accessories: Autumn Accents Bigz die, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Burlap ribbon. 



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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. These leaves are PHENOMENAL, Lynn! They actually look like dried up leaves – but I can see a hint of the DSP in the background. This is a gorgeous card. Nice work!

  2. WOW! Beautiful! Your leaves are incredible! At first glance I thought… “how are those leaves going to hold up”. They look so real…..

  3. Beautiful card Lynn! Those leaves are gorgeous, they look so real! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. I would love to be put on your email list for your Owlery Newsletter. Very pretty card.
    Thank you,
    Gloria Greenalgh

  5. Beautiful card; I actually thought you used silk leaves! They are gorgeous. TFS!

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