Hey there and welcome to my first week of Guest Designing for the Crazy 4 Challenges Challenge! I was one of the original Design Team members and things got busy, I had to make some choices, and I had to bow out about a year and a half ago. I’m so thrilled to be playing with these ladies again—and we’re starting this month off with a challenge from this month’s hostess, Joanne Grzelak. Her challenge is this:
During the fall and spring seasons, leaves are all around us. In the fall they are falling, colorful, and becoming a carpet on the ground. In the spring, the new leaves are sprouting from the trees. Make a card in which the only images are leaves. It does not have to be in autumn colors.
I’d had in the back of my mind for a while and this is a perfect time to use it—a holly leaf wreath using images from MFT’s Tweet Holidays Stamp Set and Die-namics. I started by heat embossing the sentiment from Hand Lettered Holidays in the center with gold detail embossing powder then circled it with greenery images from Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings for a base. Then I stamped a bunch of holly leaves, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored them with Copic markers.
I tied some gold cord around that panel and popped it up on the card base with foam tape then added the colored holly leaves interspersed with Fab Foliage Die-namics cut from Gold Shine card stock. Once that was done the card was pretty much done.
And that’s it from me today. Hope to see you playing along with us this week at Crazy 4 Challenges. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, too!
Anja de Regt
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Stamps: Hand Lettered Holiday, Tweet Holidays
Die-namics: Tweet Holidays, Hand Lettered Holiday Greetings, Fab Foliage
Dye Ink: Jellybean Green, Gumdrop Green
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Gold Shine
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, gold detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, gold cord