Vintage Leaves for GDP110

This week’s Global Design Project Sketch Challenge offers a fun layout with two bold panels and a sweet collection of objects.  Such fun!  I used the Pick a Pattern Designer Series paper to crop bold stripes to support this sweet sentiment and fun leaf.  The Crushed Curry stripes in the paper really helps me make a Fall-themed card with this happy paper.  Here’s my card:

Pieces & Patterns, Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP110And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:GDPD110Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Fun Border with Vintage Leaves.  Vintage Leaves (and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits Dies) are my favorites for beautiful Fall cards.  The details in these sketched leaves are perfectly beautiful – so there’s no need to alter them at all.  But I did.  Before I share my quick-and-easy alteration, here’s a look at the Vintage Leaves Photopolymer stamps:
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    Vintage Leaves, Stampin’ Up!

    I stamped each of these three leaves on three colors of cardstock (Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Old Olive) and cropped them with the Leaflets Dies.  Before attaching them to my card – and to mimic the thin, black borders around the large panel and sentiment – I colored the space outside of the leaf stamps and the edge of the die cut with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  It really adds a depth to these three leaves.Use a marker to create a border around a cropped image, Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP110

  • Pick a Pattern.  Since it was first introduced in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog last Spring, I’ve been madly in love with Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Even as the seasons change, I’m reaching for this paper just as much as I did back then.  Why?  Because it’s amazing and is filled with super-fun pages that are perfect for every occasion you can think of.  Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in this pack of papers:  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper is one of the papers that’s on sale in October (buy 3, get 1 free) – you don’t want to miss this deal!  What fun!  Click this banner to see all the papers that are a part of this special:Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale
  • Fall Beauty.  While these leaves are showcased on a panel of Crushed Curry (a great Fall color) Designer Series Paper, the color of the three leaves also say “Fall” to me.  If you like this combination of Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Old Olive as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Old Olive

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, Pieces & Patterns  Papers:  Pick a Pattern, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Marker (Basic Black)  Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits Dies, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site 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. Clever – both with the pen outline and lining up the stripes – if they didn’t line up I think my eyes would bleed!! Lol
    A beautiful and bold Autumn (sorry, FALL) card – absolutely flawless!

    • Thanks so much, Louise! I have had so much fun with the patterns in this paper – and, of course, I had to line them up perfectly. 🙂 So glad you like my Fall card. <3

  2. Great card Brian. Now I am going to have to have the leaves and paper!

  3. The card is gorgeous! And the extra touch with the border around the leaves really pop. A perfect card for Fall.

  4. What a cool idea! Have to try that! I love that stamp set and framelits!

  5. Love those leaves ! I like your marker tip. I shade edges on some things ,but have not done the marker . Thank you ….KING CLEVER !!

  6. LOVE YOUR LEAVES!!! thanks for the tip!

  7. Cajun Craze is my go to color for making Halloween and Thanksgiving cards. I think it’s one of the prettiest colors SU has ever come up with. Your card showcases all three of the colors you used and the black marker outline was a fantastic idea. It really made the leaves jump off the page. Thanks for sharing that tip with us Brian. I love your creativity! Beautiful card.

  8. I, too, love the detail of these leaves. Great take on the sketch with great color combo. Very clever to outline them in black. Have a nice day!

  9. Great interpretation of the challenge Brian. Crushed Curry has really caught my eye lately. I think it’s a happy Fall color and adds bright to the fiery of Fall. I love the leaves you used as your focal point. I must say the border you created really helps them pop even more. Awesome job Brian.

  10. Now, how did you think of that? What a great idea to outline the border! Outstanding card, Brian!

  11. Love the leaves, Crush Curry is a smart color to add in brightness to the fall colors. Another winner Brian!

  12. Border around the Leaves…Genius!

  13. I like the contrast with the black border. So finished!!! As always- attention to detail. Love it!

  14. Filling in the edges of the leaves…genius! : )

  15. Wonderful card, Brian, and so clever with the outline-adds so very much.
    Very clever, as usual, my friend!

  16. This card made my jaw drop!!!

  17. Gorgeous fall card! I love the black outline you created around the leaves!

  18. What a crisp and pretty autumn card! Love how you split the DSP background!

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  20. Fantastic card Brian! The trio of vintage leaves look amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! (no need to reply to this comment)

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