White Painted Lighthearted Leaves Cards

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Today, I'm sharing a recent swap card I created using a card idea I found on last month's Grand Vacation Achiever's Blog Hop by Linda Higgins.  It's a little different than my traditional style, but I love the colors, collaged elements & shiny accents!  I've sure been enjoying that Gold Foil & Silver Foil lately!  It's good stuff!

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Lighthearted white paint - two cool
CASEd from Linda Higgins.
White Painted Lighthearted Leaves Cards

The projects use the pretty Lighthearted Leaves stamp set, which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine for fall!  There are so many fun techniques you can do with it, including yesterday's wash resist

Lighthearted white paint - gold

Background Basics—I started with a Crumb Cake card base that was 4-1/4" x 11" and folded vertically. I added a 4-1/4" x 3/4" strip of diagonal striped paper from the Typeset Designer Series Paper pack, then wrapped some Venetian Crochet Trim around the entire card front. 

Golden Circle Accent—I used the Circle Collections Framelits to cut a circle from Gold Foil, then embossed it with the new Woodland Texture Impressions Folder.  That's a "wow" in itself, don't you think?  So pretty!

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Painted Leaf Basics
—I stamped the maple leaf image from Lighthearted Leaves in Blackberry Bliss Ink onto Rich Razzleberry card stock, then die-cut the shape with the coordinated Leaflets Framelits.

White Painted Wow—The design really takes on an awesome look when some white accents are added!  You could use a White Gel Pen to color in the design, but I actually used a Blender Pen and a White Craft Ink Pad.  I squeezed the pad before opening to get the color on the lid, then picked it up with the Blender Pen and painted on the color.  It does take a little bit of time, and some reading glasses if you're my age, but the effects are fabulous! 

It's popped up with Dimensionals, of course!

Finishing Touch 1—That Metal-Rimmed Pearl is the just the right size for the maple leaf center.  Perfect!

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Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the card with a greeting from Lighthearted Leaves in Blackberry Bliss ink. 

Finishing Touch 2—I also tied a small piece of Gold Baker's Twine around the knot of the crochet trim to add another bit of gold.

Lighthearted white paint - silver

Two Cool—My second version is almost an exact copy of Linda's card.  This time, I used Sahara Sand for the card base, along with silver accents and "cooler" colors.

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Changes—I used Silver Foil for the embossed background to start.  The leaf is stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink onto Perfect Plum card stock.  This time it's topped with an Iced Rhinestone—also the perfect size for that spot!

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Finishing Touches—I used the Sahara Sand Lace Trim this time, adhered with SNAIL and trimmed on the edges.  I wrapped Silver Baker's Twine all the way around this time and tied into a double-knot. 

Complete Supplies List"Clear mount" is a rubber stamp to be used on a clear acrylic block, "Photopolymer" is the see-thru style of stamps, also used with acrylic blocks.

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I'd Love To Hear From You! Which color combination do you like best, the gold with the warmer colors or silver with the cooler colors?  Leave me a comment at the bottom of the page!



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