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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Summer Leaves (by Julie)

Hiya, hope you are all well. For my post today I have a couple of cards created using a selection of the brand new stamps that Lesley recently launched on Hochanda.

For my first card I cut some kraft card to fit my card blank and then inked up the small Baroque Corner with a terracotta dye ink before stamping at right angles to create the grid style background. Next I inked up the leaf stamps from Take it or Leaf it with a teal dye ink and stamped in the frames created from the Baroque Corner. Remember to mask your stamped background with Post-it Notes or something similar so that the leaves are just stamped in the centre of each frame. To finish off I die cut a circle from kraft card and mounted a couple of the flowers from the Chequered Flowers stamp that I had coloured with pencils.

My second card is made with Take it or Leaf it and Floral Harmony.
Start by getting some spare card and stamping two small leaves and one large leaf from Take it or Leaf it. Colour with pencils before cutting out. The flower taken from Floral Harmony was also stamped onto the spare card before being coloured and cut out.
Ink up the swirly leaf stamps from Take it or Leaf it and stamp around the top and bottom of your DL card blank. Colour the background with a wet wipe that you have dipped into Distress inks and then arrange your stamped cut outs onto your DL card blank before gluing into place with 3d gel.
The card was finished off with a sentiment from Amazing Mackintosh Words.

Thanks for stopping by and please call back soon for more Design Team inspiration

Julie xx


  1. Both of your cards are gorgeous Julie, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

  2. The colours on your 2nd one are so great!

  3. Two wonderful cards Julie and I love the idea of using the corner stamp to make a grid and the leaves being stamped into each, also how pretty are the flowers on top. The second has a great background to accompany the foreground flower and leaves, so softly coloured too. x

  4. Two fabulous pieces, love so much your background in the first one, such clever idea you have had!

  5. Two very different cards and I really like the tiled effect on the first one. Lovely cards. Sandra x

  6. Very nice, I especially like the first one :)

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