Tuesday, 9 October 2012
CASology 14 - Leaf!
This week's CASology Cue Card is Leaf:
Recently, I've seen a couple of cards made using a real leaf. Karen Dunbrook used a leaf as a mask, so I thought, why not use a leaf as a stamp? I went out to my raspberry bushes in the back yard and pulled a few leaves and brought them into the craft room. Then I wasn't sure how to ink a leaf. I figured distress inks were the way to go - they're really wet and I have some nice bright fall colours. I laid the leaf face up on a scrap piece of paper and then laid my Lemonade distress ink pad over it. Then I did the same thing with my Festive Berries ink pad. I laid the leaf face down on my panel and 'leaned' on it with my largest acryclic block, to ensure even pressure. Then you should have seen me 'cleaning' the leaf so that I could use it again! lol!
I kept the rest of the card very simple to showcase the pretty colours, shapes and natural texture that using a real leaf created.
Now it's your turn! Just be-leaf! But first, drop by and see what the other members of the design team made: