Carved Leaves Card/s by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone

Welcome to my weekly post of creativity!
Today I am sharing a card I have created using some of the stamps from That's Crafty! Stamp Set: 'Lynne's Carved Leaves Set 1' designed by Lynne Moncrieff.
It is in a very different style to all the gorgeous samples Lynne has already shared here on the blog but I wanted to show the versatility of the stamps- that their silhouette design lends itself to a whole manner of creative styles.

I worked on mixed media paper for the background. After cutting a panel to the required size I spritzed it with gesso resist spray and dried. I then applied various colours of Distress Oxide inks using the 'wrinkle free distress' technique. When happy with the result I rubbed gently over the inked panel with a lightly dampened cloth to reveal the effects of the gesso resist spray - some lovely speckles of white where the gesso resist spray had 'resisted' the ink.

For a touch more background detail I added some script stamping

and texture stamping

as well as stamping a few of the leaves from one of the stamps in each of the four corners.
The focal leaf was stamped in the centre of the inked panel and decoupaged with a second leaf which I stamped on card, fussy cut and doodled with a white pen.

After brayering round the sides of the panel with black acrylic paint it was matt n layered onto white and black card stock before being adhered to a handmade card. You can if you prefer use a ready made card.

I also created a really quick smaller card which I think would make for a lovely set of note cards or thank you cards as I kept the design one dimensional so it would be a regular price to post.

Products I used

Mixed Media Paper
Cardstock: White, Black
Black Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wild Honey
Tsukineko Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Tim Holtz Distress Gesso Resist Spray
That's Crafty! All Purpose Adhesive
That's Crafty! Stampsets: Lynnes Carved Leaves Set 1, Textures Collection Set 2 
Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Stamps:  Entomology CMS328 (currently out of stock)
White Posca fineliner pen
Tim Holtz mini snips
Craft mat
Heat Gun
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Bottle
Cloth/ Paper Towel

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I have offered some creative card inspiration.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I really appreciate
Hope you have a lovely week 
Take Care 

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  1. This is just beautiful! The background colors and stamped images are perfect for showcasing the beautiful leaves! Love it

  2. You certainly did show the versatility of the stamps Amanda and the resist background you created is gorgeous! xx

  3. Just playing catchup and couldn't not stop by to say how fab this is, loving the black against the colour. I think black must be an Amanda thing lol
    Amanda X

  4. Playing catch up too and so glad I did. Those leaves with the doodling look amazing and so striking against your lovely background.
    Fliss xx

  5. Ooh - the speckled resist effect is really cool. Love what you've done with Lynne's leaves here, and especially those vivid blue green colours.
    Alison x

  6. Thank you Ann, Alison, Fliss, Amanda and Anne . Always lovely to read your kind words x


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