Saturday, September 15, 2012

Another September Digi Release at Clear Dollar Stamps

The next digi set I chose at Clear Dollar Stamps was the colored set of Leaves by Lori McCroskey. Because it was in color I was able to manipulate the images with Photoshop to make a background of different colored leaves using one branch of leaves. In case you're not into Photoshop, I included one of the sets of smaller leaves so you can see another variety of leaves already arranged as background. If you love leaves in the fall as much as I do, you'll love the many shapes and colors included in this set. Thanks, Lori!

If you are into Photoshop, here's what I did. Since it was in color I could adjust the hue in Photoshop, rotate it, copy and paste it onto a 5" x 7" mat. It made a lot of layers, but I flattened them when I liked the look and printed it on Bamboo cardstock which is darker than cream or white. The circular sentiment frame comes without words, but I copied some of the light colored words, lightened them even more using the dark/light feature in Adjustments, Hue, then I copied and pasted them on the middle bar. I actually printed the circle twice, cutting it smaller the second time to pop dot it on top of the first one. I sponged some Autumn Terracotta ink on the bottom one and stippled some bamboo ink around the outer portion of the leaf circle. I loved, loved, LOVED making my own leaf paper. There are so many more leaves in this set to play with and the color set also includes two more sets of colored leaf paper.

Stop by Clearly iStamp and see what the other designers have made!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Crafty Ann's Challenge #74 - Fall colors (not the sketch)
Scrapalicious USA - Welcoming Fall
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Leaves

5" x 6.5" Leaves Thinking of You Card Recipe:
Digital Stamps - Leaves (Color)
Ink - CTMH Cocoa, Autumn Terracotta, Bamboo
Paper - CTMH Colonial White, Bamboo; Black cardstock
Accents - CTMH Black Striped Grosgrain
Tools - Memory Box leaf flourish die, CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy, Printer, Photoshop, stipple brush, pop dots
Technique - background paper made from same leaf set rotated and hue changed, copied and pasted in Photoshop on Bamboo paper; sponging and stippling of ink on circular papers


Saints Rule! said...

Vicki -

Love the rich colors and elegant design of each of your creations. So very lovely! Hugs and blessings...


iReneM said...

This is a lovely autumn card, Vickie.
Super leafy BG and fab stripey ribbon as the finishing touch.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Jen said...

Lovely card, super backing paper. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Ann Whitfield said...

Beautiful card Vickie, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a lovely card which fits our challenge well. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx