A few weeks ago my friend Betty sent Greta and I some beautiful lacy leaves. They are delicate and mine are a gradient of blue/teal to gold tips. Betty challenged us all to make a card with the leaves and to all post them today.
As I looked at these gorgeous delicate leaves I noticed a few of them had a bit of damage at the tips fortunately this worked for my design and I didn't have to feel bad about snipping a bit off.
I arranged three leaves on a white card base with the points overhanging and trimmed. Then I gold heat embossed a flower spray and a sentiment. I fussy cut the spray, adhered it over the leaves, and finished it off with the pale gray sentiment strip embossed with the same gold. I tried the sentiment strip with white and it just looked odd. The pale gray though darker than the white added lift to the card somehow - took it from flat to elegant in my opinion.
Now go take a peek at Betty's card here, and Greta's card here. I'll bet they both have something fabulous posted.
Betty thank you so much for these leaves, and for the fun challenge!
I am entering this card to : The Flower Challenge and Stamping Sensations.
Thanks for visiting!
OK--so I missed the memo to use a "thinking of you" sentiment--haha! Seriously--this is one of my all-time favorites! Stunningly beautiful & so elegant--perfection! You & Betty are so talented & always inspire me!
Gorgeous card, Jo x
love how you used the leaves as part of the background for the gold embossed bouquet - love love it! thanks for doing this little challenge with me - so much fun.
I'll say! Quite elegant -- your sentiment strip made everything look fabulous!
What a gorgeous backdrop for your beautiful bouquet, Cat!
How fun is this idea? Are those real leaves, I wonder? I'd better dash to see what your friends have made...
A very pretty and elegant creation in the soft cool colours, many thanks for sharing with us and joining in our 'Flowers' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.
Stunning colour combination and what a delicate and striking card. I love it x.
Oh my gosh!! those leaves are just gorgeous and a perfect background for the delicate gold embossed spray, love how you placed your sentiment too.
Thank you for playing with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
Very lovely and style of card.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.
A beautiful elegant card with a very nice design and lovely flowers and leaves. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations. Marlies
This is so effective a very clever use of the leaves. Love the sentiment strip too xx
This is gorgeous, Cat. The design would make a wonderful wedding card.
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