Sunday, October 14, 2012

Maple Leaves Thank You

I wasn't home yesterday so I spent a good part of today doing laundry, reorganizing the utility closet and making a huge pot of yummy spaghetti sauce (with italian sausage, pepperoni, ground beef and black olives). I did find a few minutes, however, to scoot into the scrap room and make a Blockheads Paper Arts DT inspiration project for our Precious Metals Leafing Technique Challenge, hosted by design team mate, Leigh Snaith-Brunton. Come play with us! You'll be amazed at how fun and easy leafing is! I used the gorgeous Blockheads Maple Leaves stamp which was just perfect for this technique! Visit the Blockheads Precious Metals Leafing technique page to check out Leigh's tutorial. To take our challenge the traditional way via your blog, create your own project, create a blog post and link back to the Precious Metals Leafing Technique Challenge blog post by October 21st for a chance to win a $25 Blockheads gift certificate! The winner will be selected by our design team.

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There's another way to take our challenge if you don't have a blog, and that is via our Facebook group! You'll need to join if you're not already a member, then all you need to do is post an image of your project on the group's wall by October 21st. The Facebook winner will get to pick out any 4" x 5" set of Blockheads stamps on cling cushion, and there are some awesome stamps to choose from!

I created a 4.25" x 5.5" card base and set it aside. I stamped the Maple Leaves onto a piece of deep burgundy cardstock with the Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad. [It had been a while since I used the Glue Pad, so I applied some glue refill to the pad before starting.] I carefully pressed a gold leafing sheet onto the stamped image and gently rubbed it vertically and horizontally. I let it sit for about 10 minutes and then removed the sheet and brushed the excess leafing off the image with a stencil brush. I trimmed the image and matted it on gold foil cardstock and again on ivory cardstock. I cut a larger piece of the burgundy cardstock, matted it on gold foil cardstock and adhered it to the card base. I adhered the matted stamped image piece onto the front (to the left of center) and applied five ivory flat-back pearls on the right of the focal image. I stamped a vertical "Thanks" sentiment (from the Blockheads Verses-Feel Better stamp set) on the lower right of the inside with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink, leaving room to write a special thank you note.

  • Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock; Bazzill Basics Gold Foil cardstock; deep burgundy cardstock from stash
  • Blockheads Maple Leaves stamp
  • Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad
  • Mona Lisa Gold Leafing Sheets
  • Blockheads Verses-Feel Better stamp set
  • Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink
  • Ivory flat-back pearls

The cardstock in my photo appears purple, but it really is burgundy and compliments the Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink (on the inside) very well!

Here's a peek at the inside, done very simply...

Thanks so much for stopping by - see you next time! ;)

1 comment:

  1. Love your card and the Maple Leaves as you will have noticed I also have this great stamp!


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