Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Leaves on a card

Today I'm going to show the birthday card I made my totally wonderful husband, Dominic!  He loves spring, not just because the weather gets warmer and the countryside wakes up, but because he can go fishing again!  Yay!  I usually make him some kind of fishing card but this year I surprised him with something different.

I started off with a brayered backround using different greens, definitely spring colours.

I added stencilling and stamping for some interest:

I used a funky leaf stencil by Ronda Palazzari called Abstract Leaves and added my home made texture paste through it.  I love how it came out on the backround.

Finally I wrote in a chain and added the buttons. 

He loved it!

I'm linking up at:

A Sprinkle of Imagination
Country View Challanges 


  1. Beautiful card and great design techniques!! I'm sure your husband loved it!!

  2. Great card :) I am always drawn to leaf shapes ... I think they are my favorite me t to circles spirals and snowflakes lol

  3. Susan, don't you just love the home made texture paste? I sure do and I love your card! hugs, patty

  4. Hello Susan.
    You have designed a lovely card here with wonderful texture.
    Thanks for joining us this month at Country View Crafts.

  5. Your husband must have loved this card Susan ! It's really fresh and spring like, just what we need! The greens are beautiful and really like the leaf stencil.

  6. Just love this card - the layers in the background are great and I love the textured leaves.
    Alison x

  7. What a beautiful and different card. I can imagine he did love it. Thank you for entering our challenge at ASOI.