Friday, November 15, 2019

Maple, Maple

Hi there.

There's still time to play at CAS Mix Up.

Using Oxidized Metal Technique, Re-inkers, Heat Embossing, Botanical Printing, Stamping and Die Cutting.

Susan has challenged us to use this technique

 I kept trying and finally found success with that first video.
You can find it here.

I used a piece of gold foil cardstock, added some drops of water then some drops
of re-inkers.  I used orange and red so I could make a maple leaf.

After it was dry, I covered the piece with clear embossing powder and heated it.

I used a damp paper towel to wipe off excess ink and then coated it
again and heated.

For the background, I went in the yard and picked a maple leaf off the tree,
put it between two pieces of watercolor paper, folded a piece of printer paper around it,
and ran it through the Big Shot.  The picture doesn't show it well, but the edges
of the leaf have a bit of pink.  I was so happy to see that little bit of color transferred.

I used Cajun Craze to stamp the sentiment then stamped over it with Cherry Cobbler.
I loved the way the mix of the colors came out.

I hope you'll give this technique a try (or one of the other videos CAS Mix Up).
I'm really glad I didn't give up!

This is our last challenge for 2019!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happy Fall (Verve: OOB)
Ink:   Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Paper:   Watercolor (Strathmore), Gold Foil (SU)
Other: SU  Re-inkers (Cajun Craze, Poppy Parade, Regal Rose), Clear EP, Maple Leaf Die (Lawn Fawn), Real Maple Leaf, Big Shot


Barb Ghig said...

How clever you are to use a real Maple leaf from your yard, Bonnie! I love how you were able to extract the natural colors via your Big Shot...WOW! Gorgeous die-cut maple leaf, realistic and beautiful! Barb xx

jimlynn said...

Stunning!!! Love the way you did this Bonnie.

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Wow!! What a terrific result!! Love this Bonnie!

I Card Everyone said...

I see more leaf pressing in your future, Bonnie!! The perfect highlight for your gorgeous copper Maple leaf! Such a beauty of a card!
I would have to dig under the snow, but I'd bet there are a few leaves left in our yard... xx

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Bonnie!! :0)

Sandy said...

Your leaf is gorgeous!
Sandy xx

Darnell said...

Gah! Your card here and in your last post made me gasp, Bon-Bon!! This beauty and that blue copper leaf could be worn as jewelry! And BTW, WOOT! Congratulations on your well-deserved win from Craft Stamper magazine!!!!! Hugs, Dolly

Bobby said...

I don't know which floors me more, Bonnie. That wonderful pressed background leaf or the gorgeous oxidized one.

Jo said...

Your card is amazing. I love the imprint of the maple leaf, it really sets off the oxidized die cut leaf. Loving this colour combo too, this design is delicious. Beautiful xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Just beautiful and I love that you kept trying the first technique. I didn't get that one to work and went on to another one.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is stunning, Bonnie!
The color and the shades of the oxidized metal leaf are so rich and simply beautiful! And what a wonderful idea to use the real leaf transfer as a backdrop! It adds an organic feeling to the card.
The color of the sentiment matches the leaf perfectly.
I don’t see any maple trees or leaves in my neighborhood (Palm trees are everywhere!), so this is really a treat for me. Thank you!
Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Bonnie, your oxidized maple leaf is absolutely Stunning! I thought you had stenciled a large maple leaf behind your die cut leaf and was pleasantly surprised that you had used a real leaf to transfer the clever of you! TFS your beauty and sharing all your details. So glad you did not give up on the technique. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Loll said...

The colours of your oxidized metal maple leaf are so vibrant and beautiful Bonnie!! Love the soft botanical print in the background ... gorgeous! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Wow gorgeous fall colours Bonnie in your maple leaf :)

Doris said...

Love your card, Bonnie! I just finished a stack of botanicals today using a variety of leaves. Can't get over how beautiful the cards turn out--better than stamps. And so easy!

TK said...

Hooray for success! Your card is beautiful and "homespun" since you used your own maple leaf!

Susan said...

Love the way you layered the oxidized metal one over the pale stamped one! A fabulous card!

Ina G said...

I love looking at all the beautiful colours people get with maple leaves whether they are stamped or died and of course you have shown us another way to showcase those beautiful leaves here. Stunning colours achieved and what a perfect backing with the faint leaves used from your garden. You can see a wee bit of pink and I bet it looks amazing IRL.

nancy littrell said...

OMG...I just got this absolutely Gorgeous oxidized beauty in the mail today from my sweet dear friend, Bonnie:-) I am soooo Grateful for our friendship too:-) Your card is even more Stunning IRL!!! Thank you so much my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

Your maple leaf looks beautiful and I LOVE how you created the background. What amazing results from the leaf from your garden ..... I must give this a go! xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow what a creative and unique card and love how you used a real maple leaf and that oxidised die cut leaf looks amazing x.

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie, I love that you went out to your yard and got a leaf to make a print on your card! Clever and I love the way it came out. I can see the little bit of pink on the edges of the print, love it. But really love how your die cut leaf came out, so rich in color and so beautiful. This is a technique that I so want to try-well both of them now that you have used a real leaf to make a print! lol Once life can calm down with little Maverick, I intend on giving this a try. Your card is just beautiful. Hugs, Brenda

Trina P. said...

Your leaf is so vibrant and stunning. The pressed leaf background was a brilliant choice. Thanks for reminding me that I still have those backgrounds to use.

Marianne said...

Such a striking card, Bonnie. Love how you did the background to enhance the maple leaf design. Isn't it exciting to see that your ideas actually work IRL?! Your background turned out so soft and pretty.
Marianne x

Bo┼╝enA said...

I love the technique of botanical pressing! This is such an amazing background and it can never be repeated. It goes perfectly with your metalized leaf.