Friday, September 19, 2014

CardMaker Blog Hop!

Poppystamps & CardMaker Magazine are doing a joint blog hop. We sure hope you’ll enjoy all the great designs from our Poppystamps design team and the CardMaker blog team.  If you’ve been hopping, you should have arrived from Jeanne Jachna’s blog.  If you’d like to start from the beginning, a list of all the participants can be found on the Poppystamps blog as well as the CardMaker blog.

I used four Poppystamps dies to create this card, Maple Leaf, Maple Leaf Border, Aspen Leaf, and Lovely Tendril.  I used the negative of the Maple Leaf Border to sponge a background with a rust colored ink, randomly placing the leaves on a pumpkin colored piece of card stock.  I splattered the background with Wild Honey Distress Ink.  I cut one large maple leaf from a pale yellow card stock and other from a light blue piece. I also cut one Aspen Leaf from the pale yellow and used just the outline on the card.  I used the Maple Leaf Border to cut two sets, one from a light yellow, and the other from a light blue.  I sponged Wild Honey onto the yellow leaves and edged them as well, then sponged just a touch of Fired Brick at the bottom of the leaves.  I sponged a little bit of white pigment ink onto the blue leaves, splattered both large leaves with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, and splattered some watered-down Gesso onto the small blue leaf.


 

I cut two Lovely Tendrils, one from a dark blue card stock, and the other from a rust card stock, and sponged just a little bit of white pigment ink onto the blue tendril.
I arranged all the pieces as shown on the sponged background piece, and mounted that onto a dark blue card base.  And then of course the bling.  Hope you enjoy this card!

Poppystamps will be giving away a die set to one winner on their blog, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit.  You have until September 26th to leave your comments, and the winner will be posted on the Poppystamps blog on September 29th.   Your next stop on the hop will be to the blog of Marybeth Lopez.  To make it easy, here is a complete list of all the participants:

Sherry Hester (You are here)

Here is the die set that one of you just might win!

[1031] DIES- Thank You Background[1084] DIES- Leaf Silhouette 

Happy hopping!


105 comments:

Papiercrafter1 said...

Like the use of new and different colors for fall, nice subtle and attractive use of the dies and materials!

icardeveryone01 said...

I certainly wish my fall forest looked this beautiful! Brilliant card!
=] Michele

Brooke said...

The colors you used are beautiful! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

Jeanne J said...

Sherry what a beautiful fall card. I love the leaves and the spritz of gold shine! Gorgeous!

crimsonowlcreations said...

What an unexpected color combination for a fall card! It's very pretty and it looks wonderful! I like the pretty look of your blog too!

Edie H. said...

I like how you use new colors for the fall leaves. It's very refreshing.

Mary said...

Sherry, What a lovely card. I really like that you chose blue for a leaf color. I never would have thought to do that. Very nice.

Charlene said...

What a gorgeous fall card!!

Anja v K@@rten said...

Nice....with very beautiful use of colors!!! Creatieve groetjes, Anja

Sylwia S said...

Love this colour.

Joanna Solecka said...

Beautiful card, I love all leaves - dies and stamps and I always collect leaves in park :)

Ilona Zbieg czyli Teo said...

nostalgic card :)
lovely colours

Patti J said...

I love creating for fall, Cardmaker, and Poppy Stamps! What fun to find them all in one blog post! Thanks for sharing :)

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

oh wow!!! is a great fall card!!!! magic!!!!!! Love it :)

sunnee63 said...

oh! love the use of blue (I wouldn't have thought to use it here and it's great!!!)

Jean Marie said...

Never thought of bringing blue into a fall card. I like it.

Marybeth said...

I love the way you brought blue into this gorgeous card, simply breathtaking! Love the way you added color to the leaves and dies.

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful! Great color choices!

Roseanna C said...

Love your technique thanks for the inspiration.

Kimberly Ishkarah said...

Hi Sherry. Great technique. I love all things Fall and this card is fab!

Piali Biswas said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors and the details.

Deb ONeill said...

Wow. Great card

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

SHerry this is beautiful!

Linda E. said...

Great techniques you used on your beautiful card.

Blanka said...

Lovely card! Beautiful colors!

Colleen said...

Stunning card...I don't know why I am so drawn to leaves, but I am...maybe because they have so many wonderful colors naturally and such texture too with veins and lines...LOVE your card!

darcydaydream said...

I love the card. I love leaves and this die needs to be part of my collection...xx

Marlene R said...

I love the card. It is simple, yet detailed at the same time.

Jenny L said...

This is a very lovely card.
Great designing too.

Late Blooming said...

Very artistic. thanks.

carmel schupka said...

The colors you used are so fresh! and I love the dimension.

Bj Doucette said...

I love the fall season! And the colors on this card are great!

Lura said...

Amazing colors - this is very pretty!

artful-notions said...

Love the Cornflower blue added to the fall colors! Beautiful!

eyes2theocean said...

This is just stunning! You really brought these dies to life.

Thank you,
Sara Tann

Unknown said...

Love the way you made simple papers your own with the sponging and slattering of colors. It makes a simple die all yours.

Lisa Hobbs said...

Fantastic use of color and in true fall tones. You have inspired me to use mmy leaf dies in a new way

pam said...

hi Sherry, love your beautiful design card, beautiful colours and fabulous die.
pam

conil said...

Ooooh, very lovely. Great colors and those leaves, drool

scrapingmom12 said...

Just love your card pretty colors, with the die of the leaf,

n1sunrider said...

Love the warm feel. Thx!
Ivette

Tracy Steinbach said...

Great choice of colors I just love the blue!!! And the idea of using the cut out part of the die to sponge on the card as a background rather then a whole other stamp. I really like these leaves I will have to add them to my I want list.

Janet Durant said...

Great fall card! I love the leaf techniques you used on the background.

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful card!! Love the spatters on the leaves

Sharon said...

Beautiful fall card. Love how you did the background!

Flora, Inês e Carla Machado said...

How! so beautiful colors - fall tones - amazing!

Ludkasz said...

Beautiful autumn leaves:)

Theresa Kmieciak said...

Great idea for a fall card.

Theresa K

Lynn Gauthier said...

Oh my the colors are just fabulous. Beautiful card. TFS

Lisa said...

Very pretty, not what you would normally see for a fall card, that's what makes it special. Blessings, Lisa

Ruthie Lopez said...

Love it!! Love how your arranged the leaves!! Love it

Charlene said...

Stunning! What great use of material - and the colors! Wow!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the colors of your card!

kReN said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I am off to make leaf cards!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Lori Lien said...

your instructions were so clear, thanks I'm ready for fall!

Anonymous said...

Loved the card and all the fall colors.

Juanita from Rockville

Bonnie Feller Hagen said...

Great palette of fall colors. I love leaf cards and yours is fresh and original.

Debbie K. said...

Gorgeous card, Shelly!

Patt H. said...

Love this card, especially the gorgeous background!

Debbie Bauder said...

Wow, I never would have thought to use blue. It's beautiful. I always forget about using the negative space so thanks for the reminder.

Kathy Krug said...

Love the neutral backdrop for the colorful leaves.

Asas à imaginação said...

Amei seu cartão! Lindas cores!
Marlei
Brasil

jo said...

So lovely - you captured the beauty of a fall sunset on the mountains.

Becky Selecman said...

Gorgeous as always. You really captured the essence of autumn.

KayM said...

Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous work with these dies! So pretty!!

Barbra said...

Your card is amazing! That blue! Wow!

Joni said...

Gorgeous fall card.

L. Brown said...

So lovely. You can't go wrong with autumn leaves.

Noelle said...

This is so pretty! I love that pop of blue and the stenciled background! :)

Louise said...

Beautiful leaves!

Anonymous said...

Pleasing form and use of color. Gives the feeling of warmth and chill. The perfect fall day.

Hanny said...

Hello Sherry,
Wow, what a great idea to use the "negative" for stamping/sponge the background. This card is so nice with the beautifull leaves, a real Autumn card.
Hugs from the Netherlands,Hanny♥,
http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Di said...

The unexpected blue is terrific!

Mary Muller said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!!Love Fall colors!

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. I love those orange and rust colours with the blue. That sponged background looks fantastic such a great idea to use the negatives.

Cheryl S. said...

Gorgeous fall card with such wonderful colors. Thanks for the tip on using the negative to create a sponged background!

Sandra Williams said...

Your card is just beautiful. Your techniques come together so well.

Barbara-Jean said...

Wonderful fall card. I'm partial to fall as I have an October birthday! Really like the blue with the gold leaves.

Deborah Brewer said...

Your cards are lovely, I enjoy looking at your work.

pbuandj said...

I would never think of using blue on a fall leaves card, but it's so pretty!

RA said...

Gorgeous art work!

Sherry said...

I love the colors. The blue is unexpected but perfect.

cm said...

An absolutely stunning card, with maple leaves that are near and dear to my heart, being I'm Canadian. The rusts/gold are lovely, and that pop of blue:WOW!! Gorgeous!
~c

Sandra Schroeder said...

Very unique card & use of color for a fall card.

Melinda Johnston said...

What a great idea, fall is my least favorite time, but you have added a great twist with the blue, and breaking away from the same old fall theme. I really like it!

Melinda Johnston said...

What a great idea, fall is my least favorite time, but you have added a great twist with the blue, and breaking away from the same old fall theme. I really like it!

Melinda Johnston said...

What a great idea, fall is my least favorite time, but you have added a great twist with the blue, and breaking away from the same old fall theme. I really like it!

Amante del Papel said...

The colors in your card are awesome!!!!
amantedelpapel@gmail.com

staceylovespaper said...

very cool card, leaves are my favorite!

Cortney Skerl said...

Beautiful! I love the color combo, and the splatterings!

Vivian C. said...

I like the depth the stenciling in the background gives. Also the splattering of color on the leaves adds a nice touch.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful fall card! I love the dimension and colors! Gorgeous leaves!

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...

Love your addition of the blue leaves. Very pretty card.

sueymem said...

i love the blue accents.

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful leafy goodness Sherry! Your sponged background is fabulous!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow I love all those leafs scattered over the card. Thanks for showing.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous card! Love the pop of blue. Never thought to use blue for fall card. Love it!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful Autumn card. This would cover so many Fall occasions. Love the leaves!

Yoonsun Hur said...

How romantic!! So beautiful blue maple leaves with autumn colours!! Amazing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful card - perfect for the Fall

Sharron said...

Love your colors--the blue is perfect! And these dies are amazing. The large maple leaf is a fabulous size!

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing this technique. Love the Fall colours!

CherrieDawn said...

A lovely card, beautiful use of colours. Thank you for sharing.

Cherrie Peabody said...

A lovely use of colours, thanks for sharing

Katie said...

Beautiful colors! Love these leaves! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.