Sunday, September 29, 2019

Just A Note

Good Morning!

Today's card will be entered into a few Challenges hosted by Simon Says Stamp:

Simon Says Monday, Stitch It.
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes.

I made my own stamps ala Jen McGuire, 
using these dies from Paper Smooches, Foliage 1 and Fun Foam. 
Of course, I had to be a bit different and reverse the image ;)  

Stamped many leaves in a collage style in Distress Oxide inks in;
Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade.
I then cut many pieces in yellow, green and orange card stock 
and laid them over the stamped images.
It looks like a hot mess from here, 
but in real life it looks pretty cool and has a depth to it.

Covered with a sheet of Vellum to soften the look,  which I added the Paper Smooches Stitched die to along each side.
Sentiment is from their Sentiment Sampler set, stamped with Amalgam Black ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
Thin Natural Twine.
Adhesive Rhinestones.

Thanks for popping by!



  1. I love that you used your own "stamps" and used them "backwards" in this lovely, leafy masterpiece, Donna! The colors are amazing, and that darling just a note atop the vellum is sweet! Beautiful card! thanks for sharing the technique, too! hugs, de

  2. How fun, LOVE me some Jen. You have really captured the technique here, your "stamps" are fabulous. And the vellum cover is perfect for the look, I really like how it just gives a soft look to the card. Wonderful fall creation, my dear. Well done!

  3. I have only tried this once a long time ago but I have many more dies since, I love your results and putting the vellum over to give it more softness is such a lovely touch!

  4. So very beautiful and I love how the colors are softened with the vellum! Great idea to use the fun foam to make stamps. I used to fussy cut some years back when I had no money to buy my own stamps. So this brought back memories for me.

  5. Oh, this is lovely. such a great idea and the vellum adds a nice touch.

  6. This is so pretty and soft, I love it. Thanks for reminding me how to make my own stamps.

  7. You are so clever, and I love it. When you come up with something old and bring it back. I have never tried this, but I sure am looking at doing something like this soon. You can use the stamp backwards or forwards. You have used the vellum to soften your card before and it is always a very nice touch. Looks like a frosty fall morning.

  8. this is just beautiful my friend What a great idea to create foam stamps using your dies.

  9. Fantastic idea, love the vellum over the stamping, gives such a soft effect.