Monday, 14 November 2016

Metal leaf

Some time ago I bought a couple of packs of hessian (burlap to those of you on t'other side of the pond) and somehow they have miraculously could somethings as large as that make themselves invisible? I can understand how a pokey tool and the die letter K  could have gone AWOL, they are much smaller...anyway I bought another pack and this is the first card to utilise it!
The leaf was cut with a die from Impression Obsession from a piece of craft foil. It began life coloured red, but I used a few other alcohol inks and some blending solution on it to get this effect which I rather like. The dies emboss veins on the leaves too which is really realistic.
The sentiment is cut from a die by Penny Black.
It's for the challenge at Just Us Girls

It's also for the 'Thanks' challenge at AAA cards

The challenge at Addicted to CAS is to use the ombre technique. 
Here I used a few shades of Distress Ink applied with sponge daubers.
The die cut scene is from Impression Obsession and the sentiment from Find It Trading Yvonne Creations.
It was actually made using up some ovals left over from some thank you cards which I made for my son and DIL. 
Their precious, long awaited daughter arrived in August and they have been overwhelmed by the generosity of colleagues, friends and family and have lots of thank you cards to send. This is one of the latest set of thank you cards I have made for them.
This gorgeous picture of Cleo was taken by a professional photographer and I adore it.The thank you is from a die by Penny Black and the rest of the wording is computer generated.
I'm still working on finding uses for all the other ovals cut to make the apertures!


  1. Love your trio on the blog today Chrissie!
    The metal leaf looks stunning against the hessian! Gorgeous ombre and a sweet personalized thank you baby card!

  2. Wonderfully CAS use of the hessian, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. I just love your clean and simple style!
    Love the leaf with burlap and that beautiful Christmas card!
    That sweet baby picture makes the thank you card extra special!

  4. Three very different cards, Chrissie, but all beautiful. The leaf on the burlap is lovely - like you, I think the colouring with the alcohol inks is perfect. And the last of your granddaughter is beautiful - love the photo too. Elizabeth xx

  5. A simply stunning collection of card - just beautiful.

  6. No wonder you've been busy, Chrissie! That thank you card starring Cleo is magnificent! So sweet and so precious - and a lot of work! I also love your "metal" leaf and beautiful ombre cards!! (I've had a couple of friends tell me their husbands walked off over the years, but I've never had one tell me her hessian walked off!!!) Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  7. Beautiful cards Chrissie - love the texture & rich colours on the first one!
    I just popped by to say a BIG thank you for the gorgeous Apple Blossom dies you sent me as a prize for LIM's 300th challenge - they're fab...I'm sure I'll have fun with those! Thanks also for the cute little card - so sweet!
    Helen x

  8. Your night sky is just beautiful. Terrific ombre effect! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  9. Simple! Stunning! and a beautiful Metallic card Chrissie. Love it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Us Girls.

  10. Gorgeous ombre effect on your night sky, Chrissie! Love your sentiment, too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  11. Your cards are all so beautiful, Chrissie, and that baby! So sweet. Your metal leaves are to die for and the juxtaposition with the burlap makes that card outstanding. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Just Us Girls.

  12. A stunning, immaculate and CAS-tastic trio Chrissie ... wouldn't expect anything less though! Loving your classy thanks card for AAA Cards with the exotic leaf atop the burlap - it's certainly got the WOW factor and thanks for playing along! What a dreamy, elegant Christmas card too - gorgeous dies and inky blending. Then saving the best to the last ... little Cleo! OMG she is just delightful ... I could cuddle her all day long! Great to see you crafting. Hugs Sarah xx

  13. stunning card, I love hessian!

  14. Lovely cards. Well done on your JUGS win - that one is a real beauty.

  15. The burlap is gorgeous and adds so much great texture. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Thank You Challenge!

  16. Oh so lovely, all of them. Congrats on that precious little bundle, first off! I came to praise your ombre sky with the fancy sentiment to balance it. But oh that leaf - wow. And I think those PB sentiment dies might have to come to my house too...


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