Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Leaf Thanks...Crazy for CAS~Challenge #52 Sketch, Curtain Call~Lovely Leaves

Surprise.. a second pell-mell rush to get a card in before a gallery closes.

Buying new leaf dies were also part of my recent shopping extravaganza trip,while visiting my family and I couldn't resist giving one a trial run, using another "Joy" shimmer paper.  I'm not sure if there are varying degrees of 'cas' but if so, I think mine lands on the toooooo cas end of the spectrum. The 'white space' seems...stark; perhaps some embossing would help, or maybe a sequin set.  Oh well...the leaf cut beautifully and I just love how gi-normous it is.

My inspiration came from two challenges:  Curtain Call~ Lovely Leaves


and Crazy for CAS #52~Sketch



Swooning over this paper...seriously swooning (and the price, only exceptional
I may have bought a package or four...

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

24 comments:

  1. Goodness, Carol, I think that pp and the stitching is all you need in order for that magnificent leaf to shine as the main focus pocus of your beautiful card. I was just at Curtain Call, thinking about trying to make a card and get it posted in the remaining time, which is only a couple of hours before I sleep, and I saw this brilliant card. I had to come straight-away before distractions arose to let you know I love it to pieces! It's a winner to me!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Oh, duh, I forgot to add, lol, that since you used some virginal schtuff, you should enter my NBUS Challenge with this!

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  3. The huge leaf looks gorgeous on the card.

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  4. I don't think it looks stark but if you are unhappy then yes, embossing is definitely a good idea. The background paper looks sooo cute! No wonder you love it. That leaf is amazing too. Another fabulous card, Ms Carol! :)

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  5. how perfect, LOVE that big leaf and your patterned paper is wonderful!

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  6. I am so glad you are playing along at Curtain Call with that truly gorgeous leaf!! I am very much into white space so this card makes me happy. Nothing distracts from the leaf. The background paper is a lovely accent. I don't know about you - but I have a fairly big stash of cards that never actually get used in real life. Don't tuck this card away like that - it will make somebody's day!!

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  7. What a stunner of a card! I think it's perfect as it is. The white panel gives that gorgeous, shiny leaf room to stand out! Also love the patterned paper underneath and the two-part layer. Looks like a winner to me!

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  8. Definitely not too CAS! The white panels allow that gorgeous leave to shine and there's plenty of added interest from the leaves peeking out behind the panels. It's all around fabulous!

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  9. Carol this is perfect CAS, beautiful, bold, lots of detail but NOT too much--LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your shiny leaf and only four? LOL Perfect in every way!

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  10. Your leaf is so GORGEOUS, and I wouldn't have added one thing to this card, Carol! It's CAS and truly stunning! Love the paper you used for the leaf and the beautiful patterned paper you chose for the background, too!

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  11. CAS PERFECTION!! :) Love the way you've split your stitched panel so more of the beautiful design paper shows through ... so creative! LOVE the gorgeous leaf - wow! Loll xx

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  12. Wow Carol, this is a beautiful card!! I don't think there is to much white space, I am just loving it. That leaf is to die for!!! And I love the size of it. The paper you used my friend is perfect. I love the way you split your stitched panel, so love your take on the sketch. What a great buy on these dies and I can see you will have lots of fun playing with them. Your amazing! Hugs, Brenda

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  13. I am in love with this card - to me it epitomizes everything I love about fall!! I love the gorgeousness of the changing leaves and trees bursting with color!! Your card makes me long to see the trees colored and changing!! I am so impressed with the style of your card and glad you got to play with new stuff!! Also, it makes me so happy to hear you gush about your fun times with the kiddos - you are everything that an Aunt should be!! Those kiddos are so lucky!!

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  14. Such a great card love what you did with those panels. Glad you joined us over at crazy for CAS.

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  15. Love that awesome BG and the metallic leaf !!

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  16. So, do you know the feeling when you run up a flight of stairs and then desperately try to catch your breath? Yeah? Got it visualized?

    That's me. Seeing your card for the first time. I might have thrown in a couple capital letter OMG's, too. I mean, could you be any more perfect! The shimmer paper is stunning (WANT!!!!), but the way you laid out your card is super awesome. Clean lines, stitched borders … be still, my crazily beating heart.

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  17. Love your version of this sketch! Clever use of DP for a CAS design, lovely colored leaf!

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  18. Oh wow--love the look of this gorgeous Fall card!

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  19. That leaf is amazing!! Totally gorgeous and great BG paper too. Fabulous fall card! Hope school is going well ((hugs))

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  20. Wow love the look of the leaf, it's great. Thanks for joining CFC.

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  21. Stark? Too CAS? No, no, no! Carol, this is fantastic ... the shimmer of that gorgeous bold leaf against all that glorious crisp white has my CAS loving heart singing a happy tune! Delicious! Anita :)

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  22. I will have to agree with Anita...this card is fantastic! From the shimmer to the stunning patterned paper to the wonderful stitching. Just amazing and just beautiful and a winner in my book. I love it!

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  23. Stunning! Oh MY that leaf is gorgeous, second only to the PAPER...um, drool!!! Definitely NOT too CAS! Loving the white space - crisp and clean, and it showcases the jaw dropping leaf beautifully!

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  24. Lovely use the sketch
    the Leafs is to die for
    and great idea using the DP
    simply word
    WONDERFULLY done my friend miss C

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