Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday's with Lindsay

Good Morning,

Sorry I missed you all yesterday. I belong to a Growth Group that started yesterday for a new study at church at my friend's house and my plan was to post as soon as I got home. Well, I ended up spending most of the day at her house! But here I am, back again.

I have a really simple card to share with you today. This features a few stamps from Lindsay's newest set that is released today. Be sure to visit Lindsay's blog to see the entire set and she's got some great freebies to go with it. Also, she'll have a tutorial on how to change the color of your digi-stamps! So cool!!


I wanted to keep my card simple this week. I love Fall! The colors, the cool days, the falling leaves. This new Leaf Prints set features 4 different types of leaves and sentiments galore! Also the beautiful box that can be used for journaling and in my case for the sentiment. I am also learning just how cool .png format is! I never understood it until today. I like the transparency to them, wow, what versatility! I really didn't know what the heck I was doing, I was playing with the leaves and had brought in two that were in .jpg format and one in .png and that's when I discovered what it really does. So I was able to then bring the box and the words in .png and layer them and it printed as one image.

I printed the leaves directly onto my card stock so that all I had to do was cut it in half and fold to create my card base. I colored with Prismacolor markers, but had to cover the inside with dp because these markers bleed through. It's OK - decorating the inside of the card is fun, too. Then I just cut out the box and matted to dark brown card stock and adhered with pop-dots over the gorgeous rust colored ribbon.

Now be sure to visit Lindsay for the new release, freebies and tutorial. Oh! And she's got the Babies & Bows collection on sale for 50% off in celebration of the birth of her beautiful nephew! Also visit the rest of the team for inspiration and leave a little love. We have guest designer Ceal Pritchett joining us this month, you may know her from Sweet n Sassy, at least that's where I'm familiar with her. Love her work!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day.

11 Encouraging Thoughts:

Kim Nath said...

Love the simple clean look and leaves look wonderful!

Lindsay Weirich said...

there is something about that card that keeps me scrooling back up the page to look at it, i love how you printed the leaves on the cardstock and layered the sentiment, it is just lovely and the stark white background makes the leaves pop! I love it;)

Tamara Bennett said...

Simply elegant! I love it! Perfect!

http://myfenceposts2.blogspot.com/ said...

this is one of my favorite cards this week! I love the fall colors in contrast with the white background.

Mrs. Fence said...

oops! Not sure why my post came up with my blog addy instead of me. Guess I hit the wrong button. sorry!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

This is awesome! I love the simplicity! Stunning!

Cindi said...

your "simple" card is lovely.
:)

Diana said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! This is so wonderful. Elegant and lovely!

ljurecek said...

Great use of white space! Simplistic Perfection!

Sandy said...

This is a gorgeous fall card!!! Looks like our trees are just beginning to turn colors a bit. I was afraid they'd all fall off before they turned colors! I really love the simple elegance of the card!

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous C&S card Mel!! I love how the leaves are the focal point!! Great job!!