Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Fall Leaf for CAS Mix Up Reminder

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

How are you?  Are you enjoying Fall weather?

There's still time to join in with Leslie's watercoloring challenge at

I've die cut this lovely stitched leaf from Arches cold press paper and wet it with 
clean water.  Then I dopped some re-inker on it and let the color spread.  It gave it
such rich color!

I had a die cut square piece on the table and sponged a bit of color on it
and stamped with a splatter stamp.  The leaf was added over top with dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece stitched die cut rectangle.

The card has lots of texture from the Tasteful Textile embossing that gives
the card a rustic feel with the emphasis on the bright maple leaf.

I hope you'll join us with your Autumn watercolors at
CAS Mix Up.  The Design Team and our fabulous Guest Designer, Ros
have lots of CAS inspiration for you.  The challenge closes on the 24th.

A head's up that there is a new challenge out there.
I have a link in the challenge list below.

AAA Cards CAS Game #198 - Up to One Third + optional Leaves
CAS Mix Up - Watercoloring Autumn Colors
The Four Seasons - Anything Goes Fall 


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Card Recipe
Stamps: Forever Fern (SU) 
Ink:   Soft Suede
Paper:   Naturals Ivory (ret. SU), Watercolor (Arches Cold Press)
Other:  Stitched Leaves Die (LF), Re-inkers (Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Old Olive), Tasteful Textile 3D EF (SU), Stitched Square Die (SSS), Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS)


I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, you really know how to make a person FALL in love with your cards! You might have plucked that darling leaf right off of one of our Maples - oh, they're only wishing they were this beautiful right now!
Thanks for the heads up!

BożenA said...

Great card, Bonnie. Adding embossing to the background wraps the card like a warm sweater. The deep red of the leaf looks like a fire from a fire. Wow! This card really transmits a lot of
Hugs, BożenA

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So very lovely and realistic. Love the card.
Faith x

JosieD said...

That leaf looks so if you plucked it right off a beautiful tree in fall mode. The textured EF sets it off so well. Love the look!

Nstiz said...

Love this! It's so classy looking. Love that tailored look and that wonderful embossing folder. I never think to use mine and then see your wonderful work and think I SHOULD drag them out and put them to use.

JoAnn said...

Love your card. The leaf is so pretty is the rich autumn color and all the texture from the EF and layers. TFS

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oooo - gorgeous leaf against the neutrals, Bonnie!! And I'm in love with that ef - I feel some enabling coming on... You made it shine!!

Bobby said...

That leaf looks like it came right off a tree, Bonnie. Such rich color along with the wonderful rich texture.

Lisa Elton said...

If all of the tress are filled with leaves as pretty as this, autumn will be amazing!

Bunny said...

Beautiful card and I do love the texture of that paper. [Bunny]

TK said...

Terrific leaf, great color and the texture is awesome!

Sandy said...

Love the textured background - it's the perfect foil for your beautiful Autumn leaf.
Sandy xx

Loll said...

Beautiful Autumn maple leaf, Bonnie! It really stands out against the cream background. The texture from the embossed card front is awesome ... it looks like a warm, cozy sweater! xx

Jane said...

Gorgeous colours! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Glenda said...

I love your clean lines on this card! Beautiful background and one lone Fall leaf...amazing! Such a beauty! Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge!

Mac Mable said...

That leaf looks amazing and what a stunner of a card Bonnie. The dry embossing looks fabulous too x.

A.Rose said...

Such a gorgeous leaf! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

Leslie Miller said...

There's so much to love here, Bonnie! The rich leaf color, the splatters, the sentiment label... but now you're making me go shopping again because I must have the Tasteful Textile EF! Also, on behalf of the Four Seasons challenge I would like to thank you for sharing your card in our fall gallery!

Darlene said...

Absolutely beautiful Bonnie! LOVE your design and the color on that leaf makes it look almost real and the background texture is PERFECT! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

Please stop in for a visit!

Susan said...

Love the textured background, the splattered square, and the beautiful autumn leaf!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely color to that leaf and I enjoy the added texture to the front panel.

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie such gorgeous colours and perfectly framed by that delicate textured background ♥

Ros Crawford said...

Your leaf is so realistic! Love this ... Thanks again for inviting me!

Chrissie said...

Just love this Bonnie, I love leaves anyway and this one is simply awesome, the colour is so rich... love it!
Chrissie x

Susan Joyce said...

I love the texture and bright colours of you Autumn leaf Bonnie a wonderful design.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful maple leaf card, Bonnie! Love the rich fall color and the way ink spread. It doesn't look like you used only color, Soft Suede. The subtle texture on the back panel and the color of the cardstock (not pure white) add warmth to this gorgeous autumn card.
Hideko xx

Michelle W said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, love that leaf! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

Diane said...

Simply beautiful, lovely design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}

HilaryJane said...

Just perfect, I love the textured background. Sorry I am a bit late visiting but I have been away xx

Heather said...

Once again I love your use of a textured background and the warm colours of your leaf are beautiful.

Jo said...

So rich and so representative. The cream card stock with all it's dreamy texture just adds so much to this realistic leaf. A true beauty xx

Linda said...

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. I just love all the warm shades that are appearing and your leaf is a perfect example ..... it looks so real! xx