Monday, March 28, 2016

Two Leafy Birthday Cards

The photo collage at the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sight Challenge inspired me. Look at it:



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The colors are so pretty but I probably wouldn't have thought of using them on my own! To match them as closely as possible I actually used paint chips (is that what they are called? I am drawing a blank...) Cut some leaves and and while playing around found two layouts that I liked. So I cut more leaves and made two cards. The first one uses the sketch from CAS Colors and Sketches #166.





Introducing card no. 1...






And a different view so that you can better see the gold foil cardstock...






Stamp: Winnie & Walter (sentiment), My Favorite Things (background)
Dies: Essential by Ellen (leaf), birthday unknown 
Other: gold mirror cardstock (Marco's)


Coming up... card no. 2...





Materials used the same except the background stamp is by Impression Obsession and the tiny "Happy" is by Hero Arts.
For some reason I felt like mounting the panel at an angle.

What do you think?

I am so glad you came over for a visit! Hope your week is going to be fabulous!

Hugs,

22 comments:

  1. Da ham wir beide and der selben challenge "gearbeitet" ;) Ich parke gleich neben Dir. Schoen, Deine Interpretation! Und es glaenzt auch so toll!

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  2. Love both of these, Susanne! Great idea stamping the little "happy" vertically--never would have thought to do that!

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  3. Two beautiful cards Susanne. LOVE your pretty leaves. And they look AMAZING on both the woodgrain background and on the stamped flower outline background. xx

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  4. Super use of the CC&S sketch, love those die cut leaves. Thanks for playing along.

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  5. Love both your cards - the die cut leaves are very effective with the woodgrain.

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  6. Wow, die Karten sind wunderschön!!!
    LG Gundi

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  7. Stunning Susanne! I hope you have a great week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  8. Wonderful card - love your take on the sketch! Great colors too. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

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  9. I think both cards are really lovely, Susanne. Using paint chips is the perfect way to utilize one family of colors, and I love the gold too. Sweet skewed panel; that was a great idea. You've really captured the inspiration photo perfectly. LOVE those leaves!! Bev

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  10. Two very beautiful cards! The touch of gold is just perfect.

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  11. Beautiful natural colours and love the added glimmer/shine of the sentiments. Thanks so much for playing along at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

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  12. Hi Susanne . . . these are 2 beautiful cards. Love how shiny your die cuts are.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  13. Love both the cards! Gold foil die cuts are to die for. Love that rose background too!

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  14. I really like the ombre effect you got with those pretty die-cut leaves! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S! :)

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  15. Die Blattstanzen machen sich ganz toll auf dem Holzoptik Papier und die dezenten Farben gefallen mir auch sehr gut!

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  16. Well done, Susanne! They are both so pretty!! Did you change your blog look recently or months ago? It seems new to me, but I might be crazy! I like it! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. I would not have thought of combining these colors either, but WOW! you sure have done 2 really gorgeous CAS cards, so colorful too, even with a lot of the neutral background. Love the design of each one, and the gold sentiments look so elegant with the other styles. I really like the way you've overlaid these cut leaves on the wood-grain background. (ditto the Rose one!) So stylish, and the ombre shades of the leaves are so pretty! TFS & Hugs

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  18. Forgot to say: What a splendid & clever way to use up those paint chips! I've collected a bunch for years, never know what to do with them, after bringing 'em home! LOL

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  19. What a great idea to use up the paint chips! I love the die cut leaves that you used as the 5 elements of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Liz x

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  20. I love both of these, Susanne! The woodgrain background is perfect for the fall of leaves! Love the gold! And I like that panel mounted at an angle! Makes me think of dancing and fun!

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  21. Das moodboard ist farblich grandios und lässt Spielraum für alles, dass ist gar nicht so einfach! Aber du hast eine wirkliche gute Idee gehabt und sie direkt zweimal toll in Szene gesetzt!! Ganz liebe Grüsse Elisabeth

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  22. Susanne!! Time for me to catch up on your dazzling gallery, and what a fabulous starting point these two leafy paint-chip cards are! Innovative and ever sooooo pretty! I need to dig out my paint chip collection...
    Hugs~c

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