Thursday, May 30, 2013

Leafy Birthday



Maile Belles is one of my favorite designers.  She's been the Muse this month at Case Study & I finally decided to play along.  I used the kraft card, her basic layout & the pretty summer colors.  Instead of feathers I pulled out this older Penny Black brush leaf stamp.  I liked it in the catalog, but have had trouble using it.  Bet some of you can relate to that.  Why is it I never thought to use something other than green?!  I actually really like this image in the pretty VersaMagic colors Persimmon, Pink Grapefruit & Mango Madness.  The card front is embossed with a piece of burlap (thanks to Rosemary for the idea!) & the sentiment (also Penny Black) is embossed with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate on a scrap cut with MFT Fishtail Flags.  I only cut part way & then turned the piece around in the die to get both ends notched.  The flag is curved up in the middle & mounted with foam tape.  Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends.

22 comments:

Lisa said...

I LIKE the leaves on the individual blocks Greta, great CASE!!

Jean said...

I need those versamagic colors! These is just spectacular.

judkajudi said...

Using colors other than green made this a great card! You may use that stamp more often now.

Stacy said...

Love the leaves, Greta, and I like how you used a softer color palette for them. I never would have thought to curve the sentiment. It looks great!

Rosemary said...

simply gorgeous, greta... love how you used that leaf stamp!!

Nat said...

your on a roll with these fab cards Greta, love this one too!! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is SUCH a fantastic take on Maile's wonderful card, Greta! I love how you curved the sentiment and you're right, duh, how sensational do those leaves look in colors other than green?!

Martha said...

Hi, Greta! WOW...I love your take on Maile's card! The neon colors are striking with the kraft! Beautifully done!

~Tammy~ said...

Love your approach! Fantastic creation!

Yolanda said...

Hi Greta, thanks for leaving a message on my blog. Always fun to read. You make very beautiful and stylish cards. I will visit this place again. Greetings Yolanda (http://wwwamomentoftime.blogspot.nl)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh I just love your take on the inspiration, Greta! This makes for such a beautiful clean and simple card. :-)

ablogcalledwanda.com said...

What a GREAT idea about the fishtail tags! Thanks for that awesome tip. Your card is perfect - love the leaves instead of feathers... came out great. :-)

walchowDesign said...

Love the simplicity of this card, Greta! Love the three panels on the kraft and those leaves are just beautiful!

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Dear! Your take on this awesome card makes me so happy! it's ZEN, serene, and gorgeous!
plus it inspires me, so "merci Greta" ;o)

Bonnie said...

CAS and a perfect creation from the Muse!

Virginia L. said...

I love your take on this, Greta! It's simple yet so very effective and lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's always a delight to read your comments!

Barb Murphy said...

I love this Greta. PERFECTLY stamped and I love the curved banner. beautiful CASE of Maile's card

Maria said...

Pretty CAS bday card! Love those leaves!

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful card Greta.

Jessi Fogan said...

That banner totally kicks this awesome CAS card up a notch! I love the subtle embossing with the burlap too :)

sheila said...

What a fabulous card Greta! It is perfect. Such wonderful little details.

Beverley said...

Love the design, love how you can see each section individually and as a whole card. Hugs Bev x