Vintage Leaves Made Modern for CYCI94

Vintage Leaves is a gorgeous stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.  As its name implies, the set showcases leaves with a very “vintage” appeal.  How about that?!  This weekend I made two cards with Vintage Leaves, and both cards have a very modern look to them.  Score!  Today I’m sharing the first of the cards, and I’ll share the second one tomorrow as part of this month’s Pals Blog Hop.

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s super-simple sketch for Can You Case It challenge.  Here’s my card:Vintage Leaves, Cheer All Year, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CYCI94

And here’s this week’s Can You Case It sketch that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • HELLO AUTUMN.  You’d hardly know it’s Autumn in Atlanta – while the leaves are turning and falling, it’s been raining non-stop.  It only lets up enough for the next round of rain to build up.  🙂  Where’s my crisp, cold air?  [stomps my feet and raises my fist in the air]  Christmas, Halloween and Fall are all represented in the Cheer All Year stamp set, which I have reached for several times since Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog was released earlier this year.  The images in this set are very versatile, and the font is great!  It was the perfect sentiment for today’s Fall-themed card and this CYCI sketch.

    Cheer All Year photopolymer stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Cheer All Year photopolymer stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • White Embossing.  One of my favorite go-to accents for a card is White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – the white powder always pops perfectly against colored cardstock.  The deeper the color, the bigger the pop.  The powder is fine enough to even pick up the detailed sketching on the Vintage Leaves stamp.  A little VersaMark (slow-drying, clear ink), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and a Heat tool – that’s all you need to get a clean image.  The Leaflets Framelits Dies completed this leaf image.
  • Gorgeous Fall Colors.  Although the gorgeous leaf and Autumnal sentiment scream “Fall,” it’s the four strips of cardstock on the front panel that define the Fall theme.  One brown, one green, one red, one yellow.  Are there four colors that could better capture the shades of Fall?  If you, too, like these colors, please feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, Cheer All Year  Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey  Inks:  Always Artichoke  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Leaflets Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Can You Case It design blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Love this card Brian! Love the strips of colour – great combo!

  2. I have fallen in love with White Embossing, and your project is no exception – my powder arrived yesterday, will be trying it shortly 🙂

  3. Great Fall colors, Brian! And the white embossing is a lovely addition – especially with the two larger white spaces on the card. ?

  4. Beautiful and elegant, love the color combination Brian and the white embossing looks like the frost on the fallen leaves in the back yard.

  5. Beautiful and simple in concept. The color blocking is so fantastic for fall.

  6. Great fall card, Brian. I love how you made a simple card and got all the colors in. It is very striking.

  7. I love the graphic background with the color bands of cardstock and the crisp white embossing

  8. Yum! What a lovely card 🙂

  9. Brian – you have done it again! Your genius is mind boggling! Now you have me rethinking all those little strips of card stock I throw away when I could be creating with them. This card and it’s color combination is just beautiful. I love it!

  10. Love the magic of heat embossing….fabulous card Brian….one of my most favorite leaf sets!!

  11. Mr. Brian,

    Thanks for listing the colors you used/chose – this helps a lot. Also, I can definitely identify with the “where’s Autumn” – we’re just now getting a break from 90° + . Thanks so much for posting.

  12. A beauty! Colors are great!

  13. Hello Brian! This card is great! I love the white embossing on the leaf! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It! Dawn

  14. Brian, you’re card is lovely. The colors are perfect for this time of year and that sentiment says it all! Thanks for joining CYCI Eva 🙂

  15. Love your card!! Great colors, clean and simple!! Thanks for joining us @ CYCI!

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