Monday, September 20, 2021

Lined Maple Leaves

I've made a card with the pretty and cool new Simon Says Stamp Lined Leaves stamp/die set, from their new STAMPtember® release!...
When I saw these leaves, I fell in love!  I immediately thought of mosaic and stained glass.  So, as I have been known to do, of late, I googled, and found this pic...
I did try to add a blue strip or two, and vary the colors in my first attempts, but really liked the Fall colors more...I'm just not always very adventurous(just ask my family).  SO...I stamped the maple leaf in my MISTI with Simon Smoke colored ink, colored the leaf with my markers, put it back into the MISTI, swiped with a static bag, stamped this time with versamark, and black embossed the leaves.  I love, love, love the look of black embossing shine...I just get such a happy feeling everytime it happens...the raised outline, the deep black lines, and the shine are so cool to me!!  A look of stained glass, and happiness to me.   I kind of fit the leaves around the sentiment, and didn't adhere them perfectly in a row or spaced perfectly...just slightly changing that three-leaves-in-a-row up!  Here's a couple close ups to show you the black embossing on the leaves and the second one, the sentiment...
The sentiment is from the new Simon set, XL Greetings 3. Shine, shine, shine...
Only two days 'til it's officially Fall...the fall of the leaves has already started in my yard.  I have a VERY LARGE Tulip tree, and info from the Arbor Day Foundation:
 George Washington planted tuliptrees at Mount Vernon which are now 140' tall. And Daniel Boone used the wood of this tree for his 60' dugout canoe.
It is one of the largest native trees in North America, and I have one in my fenced in backyard.  The front yard has a River Birch...both beautiful, both huge, and both have LOTS of leaves.  I love my trees, and wouldn't trade either of them for anything, but the older I get, the tougher Fall gets.  I wish someone would invent a really good leaf sweeper(there are lots of them, and have read many reviews, but they don't work)...until then, lots of bags and raking!  Rambling done...have a great Fall week!!
Thanks for coming by, today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the stained glass look -- and you're right, the glossy black outline and fall colors are beautiful

  2. I agree with TK above. Gorgeous! Your designs are always amazing. A true adventure in art! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  3. I love the simplicity of your card and by that I mean all of the white space. That's something for me to work on. HAGD:)


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