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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 13 September 2012

One Layer Foliage

Yes it is one layer at Less Is More this week and the theme is Foliage. This stamp from Lavinia Stamps came to mind straight away, it is one that I really like and I have used it a lot.I began by cutting  rectangle and circle masks with nestie dies. I taped the mask with the rectangle cut out onto my card and placed the one with the circle cut out inside it and inked it with Squeezed Lemonade  DI. I dried the ink and then covered it with the cut out circle and inked the rest of the background with Stormy Sky and a touch of Victorian Velvet.  I used Versafine inks in Spanish Moss and Olympian Green to stamp the acer branch, stamping the lighter one first and then masking it to stamp the darker one. The sentiment is from Crafty Individuals and stamped in the darker green ink.

I am also entering this at Challenges 4 Everybody, Anything Goes, and Make it Monday, Anything Goes.

Thank you for taking a look, I appreciate your comments.


  1. Very soothing image Jean, really like it.


  2. This is gorgeous...lovely image .xxx

  3. Lovely jean. You know how I like 'leaves and trees'. Its a great sentiment too. Kate x

  4. Terrific card Jean. Those subtle colorus make for a lovely background

    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  5. Beautiful tranquil card. Love the image.
    Yvonne x

  6. what a gorgeous card ,love the inkwork and the stamp is so pretty
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    traceyn x

  7. That's some nifty masking & really effective - especially effective with the hints of pink in the sky.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. I love this card Jean.Fabulous masking, the colours are so soft...beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. This is a very beautiful card Jean.
    I love the subtle colors you have used.
    Thank you so much fot your nice comment.


    1. sorry, I would type...for your nice comment

  10. Hiya Jean, this is really beautiful. I love the background to the foliage, and wow! I'm impressed with your masking - it looks fantastic (cutting out is not my strong point, lol)!

    Take care

    Maria xxxxx

  11. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
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