Sunday, August 15, 2021

Birthday Leaf - Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves - Paper Players 554

   I hope everyone is having a fun weekend!  Hopefully the fun can continue with you stamping along with the newest Paper Players challenge!  Anne Marie has given us the true challenge of doing a Clean and Simple Masculine card!  Sometimes those two kinds of card are hard enough on their own for me but for some reason putting them together I was able to make a card I was pretty pleased about without too many tears! :)

  Isn't that the cutest graphic?  Maybe that will be some inspiration for your project?  I went with an understated masculine color combo with a classic leaf.

 To bring in a bit of detail without adding busyness I stacked the main panel up on several other layers as well as used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the top panel.

  The Gorgeous Leaves set has a really cool wood grain stamp which I used with Gray Granite ink to anchor my leaf against.

  And to keep the card from being too dark and broody I added a Bumblebee twill knot to the leaf stem. 

  The Design Team always has some great inspiration for you!

Anne Marie

   Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Gorgeous Leaves, Itty Bitty Greetings (retired)

Ink: Gray Granite, Evening Evergreen

Paper: Evening Evergreen, Basic White, Soft Succulent, 

Accessories: Intricate Leaves dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, dimensionals, Bumblebee twill ribbon (retired)


  1. Great the classic look!!

  2. Oh, I love this CAS card. Your leaf is just perfect in green with the gray wood grain stamp behind it! The evergreen card base makes the whole card pop and the yellow twill knot is so fun. Have a great week!

  3. Clean and classy, Amanda! The wood grain image behind the leaf is the perfect touch. I LOVE the "pop" of Bumblebee. Have a wonderful week!

  4. I love your layers and the background you added to the leaf is perfect! The yellow ribbon is fun!

  5. I agree, Amanda the graphic was classic! I love the clean card with a pop of unexpected color! Have a great day!

  6. That leaf is fabulous and I love it with the little pop of yellow! Love the background, too

  7. Amanda, I love this beautiful and simple CAS. Your stamped background is the perfect textured look for your leaf. Hope you're having a great week.

  8. I love the deep green and leaf detail with just a hint of pattern behind and that yellow ribbon tie adds a lovely pop of bright colour that makes your card really eye-catching. Love it!

  9. Amanda, this is clean, classic and just an all-around awesome card!That little pop of stamped woodgrain is such a wonderful touch with the leaf, too.


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