Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lily Pad Cards

I made a card for this weeks challenge at Lily Pad Cards. It's a sketch challenge presented by my all time fave company Hero Arts.

I'm in the fall mood now so I made another card using all Hero Arts stamps.

I flipped the design and embossed the three strips of paper with the Designer Woodgrain stamp and used Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder.

The maple leaf is from the  Real Leaves Poetic Prints set. I used Distress Inks directly on the stamp, stamped it on paper and then applied Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint on top.  I couldn't get a decent pic showing the crackle, it just kind of looks blurry in the photo. I added the sentiment from To/From Petals set and also pierced some holes on the side of the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!


  1. I love the way your leaf turned out, Sue! It's beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch. . .love the sentiment around the corner too! :)

  2. Gorgeous design! Love the wood grain strips with the leaf!

  3. Sue, this is beautiful! I love the simple, clean design and the pretty fall colors. So pretty!

  4. Where do I begin? I firstly think that sentiment around the corner is clever and really draws the eye! Secondly the three strips with the woodgrain panel is great - it puts me in mind of a rustic fence.

    Would be a great entry into Hero Arts' current comp with the fall theme!!

  5. Love the Sentiment
    love the Images
    love the wood grain
    love the bling on your card
    LOVE THIS CARD my twins..
    how are you dear...
    I miss you....
    I am joining too the Lily Pad challenge my card is number 23 and 37, would you mind to see my Blog? Many thanks before my Twins...hugs, Monika

  6. simply beautiful! love love that leaf, so realistic. love this beauty, Sue!

  7. Well done, Sue - fantastic idea for our sketch! Thanks for playing in the Pond with us again this week!

  8. Sue your card is so beautiful. Great take on the sketch. I always love simple cards and your focal point is gorgeous! that leaf really looks real!


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