Elegant Leafs


“What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”

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This is the card I am showcasing for you today.  Enjoy

Barbara Williams Black

I am in love with the Vintage Leaves and the Leaflets Frames and wanted to use them for my card, I do hope you like them.

To make this card I used Black Cardstock for my base and the main card.  Using Versamark stamped randomly over my base, then applied clear embossing powder to embosse, this gave it the lovely shinny effect.  I then used a thin strip of the Corrugated Paper to add to the front of the card.  You can use this in place of ribbon, I for one cannot do bows so tend to steer away from ribbons.

I then used 3 different stamps and inked each one up with different greens.  In this card I used Old Olive, Wild Wasabi and Always Artichoke, after stamping them, I cut with out using the thinltts.  Don’t you just love that Stampin’ Up! have bought out lots of thinlits that allow you to quickly cut out your images.  I then sponged around the leaf to take away that white line and make them appear more real.  These were tired together with a piece of twine and attached to the front of the card.

I then used a piece of Craft Cardstock to cut out the greeting from the Greeting Thinlits.  What do you think?  looks good doesn’t it and such a petite greeting, this was attached using Glue Dots, I just love these dots.

 Barbara Williams black front

 I do hope enjoy this blog hop of the new catalogue and find some inspiration.  Please drop back again as I have more cards using this fabulous set of stamps and dies, that might just give you an inspiration to make some yourself.

Now your off to see what Cherie has in store for us.


Blog Hop Next Button 2015 Catalogue

Here is the list of all participants and the link that will take you to their blog.

Barbara Williams {That’s me}

Cherie Davies

Chloe Evans

Rachael Lewsley

Libby Dyson

Keryn Campbell

Rochelle Blok

Liv Ingle

Lou Kitzelman

Jackie Noble

Monique Fielder

Ria Kaire

Courtenay Heuston

Richelle Fletcher

Kelly Kent

Andrea Buckland

Narelle Fasulo

Leonie Schroder

Pauline Bennetts

Kathryn Ruddick



24 thoughts on “Elegant Leafs

  1. I definitely like your vintage leaves Barbara, the background stamping looks great with just the right number of leaves cut wit the dies!

  2. Oh I love this card Barbara. Embossing the leaves as the background is so effective. My wish list keeps growing!

  3. Love this Barbara! The clear embossing of the leave on the black cardstock looks awesome! Love the strip of the Corrugated Paper. I’ve just got some of that and can’t wait to use it! Thanks for Sharing! Rochelle xo

  4. I ADORE this card, I am lucky enough to see it in real life and it is even more beautiful. You have inspired me to play with this stamp set. Love you xxx


  5. Such a beautifully elegant card, Barbara. Love your colour choices & cluster of leaves. The embossed background really makes it special too. Thanks for sharing it.
    Di 🙂

  6. Your black embossed background is inspiring and a great idea to sponge the edge of the leaves

  7. Beautiful card Barbara. So elegant. I love the layered leaves. I might just have to add this set to my wishlist now.

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