Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Leaf Print

It's one layer week over at Less is More and when I saw that the theme is Leaves I decided to do something that I used to do with my children when they were small - Leaf Printing.


I picked a leaf whilst out for a walk and inked it up with two different green distress inks, I then placed it on a card base, placed a piece of scrap paper on top and pressed it down firmly.


To complete my really CAS card I just added a Craftwork Cards stamped sentiment.

I would like to enter this card into the Less is More Challenge 319 - One Layer Card - Leaves.

Thank you for calling today, your company is much appreciated.

Pauline
x

32 comments:

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful image of the leaves, and a simple clean less is more card.

Sarah said...

Wow...such impact from simple leaves. A great card Pauline xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful CAS card Pauline

gr karin

Neets B said...

What a fabulous idea, I've not done that since my childhood! The ink really has picked up some great detail from the leaves. Loving that sentiment too with the little 'x'.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Pauline, love the simplicity of the design, and a great image, Kate x

cheryl said...

Lovely card hun love the image sweetie hugs cheryl xxx

Fiki said...

very nice!

Barb said...

What a great card Pauline and a wonderful idea. It looks super! Barbxx

Diane said...

What a beautiful inked leaf design Pauline.

Hugs Diane

Esther said...

Fab idea, so creative Pauline! I do this with Gelli printing but never thought of it for a normal card, and it's produced such a gorgeous effect! Love the clean simplicity and tranquil feeling you've achieved. Bravo! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Dortesjs said...

great card Pauline,very classic and nice ;O))

XX dorte

rachel said...

Beautiful work Pauline - I love this one - the simplicity sings to me - love it xx

Babs Watson said...

Nature surly is a beautiful thing, this really makes a lovely CAS card..

Hugs Babs x

Carol L said...

what a great way to make a CAS card! Love the pretty detail. Also love that adorable baby elephant card from yesterday too!

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a brilliant and creative idea!! Great impressions, too! Amazing CAS!
Thanks so much for sharing, I want try this technique! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Thanks for this simple but effective technique, guess who is going to try this today....it's lovely.xx ♥[aNNie]

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, I used to do that as a child, maybe I should give it another try!
Janice x

Susan said...

Such a pretty CAS card! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Melodie said...

Wow, this is a really great idea. Your card is wonderful.
Hugs
Melodie

Valerija said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Love the great image.
Valerija xx

meg said...

Fantastic CAS card

Kuni said...

Fabulous CAS card Pauline.
Hugs
Kuni

KandA said...

Gorgeous card and what a fabulous idea. Love the image you got from the inked leaf xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous CAS and beautiful leaf print-just goes to show the simplest things are as effective as the most complex
Carol x

Donna Ellis said...

Nothing as gorgeous as Mother Nature, Pauline. I love using leaves in so many ways - they make most projects so much better! When I used to do pottery, it was great fun to press leaves into the soft clay, and allow the kiln to burn them off in the first firing. Then I'd use a variety of glazing techniques to highlight the pretty leaf patterns. Your card is BEAUTIFUL! hugs, de

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card, very elegant and CLEVER too.
Faith
x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Is no end to your talent Pauline, not only a fabulous designer but now a stamp maker!!!. Wonderful idea and love the design. You might just see us all leaf picking LOL. Hugs Jennifer xx

Kathleen said...

Very clever card Pauling and a superb LIM card.

Kath x

Dora said...

Beautiful style with this leave.

Tina Z. said...

I love this technique, such a natural look and the card is stunning!

Pia S said...

This 'back to basics' method certainly worked out perfectly, what a great idea and beautiful design!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Perfect! Your leaf is realistic! Funny how that is, huh? This is nicer than squishing the heck out of the leaf in a die cut machine.