Friday, September 19, 2014

CardMaker and Poppy Stamps Blog Hop! :)

Hi there friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog on the CardMaker (which is the beginning of the Hop) and poppystamps BLOG HOP! You should have come from Zuzana Obert's blog.

I made two cards for this Hop, here is my first. On both cards I used the Aspen Leaf die, the Leaf Silhouette die, and on the first I also used the Beech Leaf die.  It was so fun to make some Autumnal cards! :)



I should mention that both the single leaf dies include a "leaf frame" that coordinates nicely with the Leaf silhouette die. I didn't use them on this card, but each of the single leaf dies cut two pieces. :) I just used the centers, I LOVE how the veins of the leaves are scored right into them by the die. 

I just sponged some ink on these leaves, so easy and what a pretty effect! 

For my second card I used the Leaf Silhouette as a mask that I brayered ink over. This is a glossy card stock, I stamped it first with some leaf stamps, then laid down the die cuts and brayered ink over the top.

I also used the same die to cut the border on that green piece of cardstock.

These cards were a lot of fun to make! I hope you liked them, too! 

Next on the Hop is Patty Tanuz, thanks for stopping by paper & ICE! :) 


70 comments:

icardeveryone01 said...

So pretty... gorgeous Fall colors... or do you say Autumn?
=] Michele

Brooke said...

Lovely cards, Noelle!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Noelle! First I have to say how much I love how you colored up the leaves on the first card. They look so real! You captured everything I love about fall today on your post!

Annette Allen said...

Beautiful fall cards..

Charlene said...

Gorgeous fall cards! I love how you strung those leaves on the first card :-)

Mary said...

Pretty, pretty. I'm so looking for Fall and your Thank You cards say Fall, but also beautiful Thanks!

Joanna Solecka said...

Great cards, thank you for sharing them with us :)

Sylwia S said...

Nice card.

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Beautiful, great ideas in your 2 cards!!!! Love banners and colors!!!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty fall cards!

Piali Biswas said...

Lovely fall cards!!!

Kimberly Ishkarah said...

Love the variety of treatments you did do the leaves! Fabulous!

Kimberly Ishkarah said...

Love the variety of treatments you did do the leaves! Fabulous!

sunnee63 said...

GREAT job on those realistic looking leaves!!!! pretty cards! :)

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

WOW! this first card is my favorite!

darcydaydream said...

beautiful cards....xx

Blanka said...

Pretty cards!

Late Blooming said...

The yellow and orange leaves almost look real. thanks.

Jenny L said...

Hi,
such lovely creations.
Beautiful autumnal colours.

conil said...

Lucious cards. Colors are fantastic.

eyes2theocean said...

This card is incredible! I had to double take as I thought those leaves were real, stunning!

Thank you for sharing this,
Sara Tann

Unknown said...

I had not seen the Beech and Aspen leaf dies before. The vein detail and the way you colored them makes them look so real. Lovely!

Bea Connor said...

Vibrant colors-beautiful!

Lura said...

Those leaves look so realistic they could have fallen from my tree. I think I need to embellish my yearly rant against the leaves with these dies! Your cards are great.

Sharon said...

Both cards are so pretty! Your colors are perfect for fall!

Maureen Reiss said...

Love your cards!! Beautiful fall colors!!

Janet Durant said...

Two beautiful cards. The colors are lovely.

Ludkasz said...

Beautiful autumn leaves and colors :)

JackieA said...

Love the fall colors

crimsonowlcreations said...

What a pretty card! I LOVE how you have made those leaves shine with that inking technique! Very cool!

Dodge3670 said...

I love the banner with the eyelets and the leaves hanging down. So pretty and full of color and lovely details. TFS

Marybeth said...

Hi Noelle! Your projects are gorgeous! I love the one photo that captures the embossed background and the leaves are stunning! Hope you have a nice weekend.

Flora, Inês e Carla Machado said...

Lovely cards!Like the colors :)

Flora, Inês e Carla Machado said...

Lovely cards! I like the colors :)

Flora, Inês e Carla Machado said...

Lovely cards! I like the colors :)

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Wonderful cards!

Lisa said...

I must tell you I love the leaves on the first card. I live in Arkansas and they look just like the leaves we have in the woods. So pretty. Fall is the best part of the year. You are very talented and I want to thank you for sharing with all of us. Blessings, Lisa

kReN said...

Those leaf outline dies are sure to become faves. So many uses and applications. Lovely card and TFS!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

n1sunrider said...

Nice work Noelle!
Ivette

n1sunrider said...

Nice work Noelle!
Ivette

Debbie K. said...

Very different. Lovely colors!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the colorful leaves.

Debbie Bauder said...

Beautiful colors on the leaves. I have a couple of leaf dies but these are so nice, I want them too.

Joni said...

Beautiful fall cards.

Asas à imaginação said...

Amei as folhas que você juntou aos cartões...eles são lindos!
Marlei
Brasil

L. Brown said...

Great cards Noelle. Gorgeous colors.

Barbra said...

Love the leaf banner and the use of grommets on your card.

Di said...

The aspen leaves with the scored veins are wonderful!

loulou said...

Your leaves are gorgeous. I love the way you strung them from the twine on the first card. Like the embossed paper on this card too.

Leslie Germain said...

Such pretty cards. love the leaves and how some of your leaves are outlines!!

Hanny said...

You've made two beautiful cards Noelle, both a stunning and in nice colours. I just love the way you coloured the leaves so you can see the veins, lovely.
Hugs from the Netherlands, Hanny♥,
http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Cheryl S. said...

Both cards are so colorful and fallish!

Viv said...

Lovely fall card

Barbara-Jean said...

Great use of the silhouette die and the hanging leaves, too!

Patt H. said...

Awesome cards! Love how you colored the leaves!

Deb ONeill said...

I just love these fall cards

Sherry said...

Both cards are very nice for various fall sentiments.

Amante del Papel said...

Both cards are so beautiful, but the first is so amazing!!! I love it, I love it, I love it!!!
amantedelpapel@gmail.com

staceylovespaper said...

I love the cards, your sponged leaves look like they are glowing, very cool

Eileen Lucas said...

Very pretty cards. I love your fall colors, they really pop.

sueymem said...

i love the leaf outlines.

Sue McRae said...

What fantastic leafy cards! Love your use of string and eyelets on the first card!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow such great leafy cards thanks for sharing.

pbuandj said...

The fall colors are just so gorgeous! I love these.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the details on the leaves, and the gorgeous fall colors you used! Awesome dies!

Dee Earnshaw said...

LOVE the colors you have used. Really feel that Fall has come. Great used of di images and cord.

Helen F. said...

Two beautiful Fall inspired cards, Noelle! Love the bold colors and design of each one

Sandra Williams said...

Thanks for being in the blog hop.

Cherrie Peabody said...

Lovely cards, such rich colours, they make you feel warm and happy.

Yoonsun Hur said...

Oh My Goodness! your cards are so fabulous! Especially the leaves look so real! Amazing.