Vintage Leaves Photopolymer Bundle
The Vintage Leaves stamp set caught my eye before I had even finished turning page 87 of the lovely new Annual Catalogue. I think it was the lovely rich autumnal colours that caught my eye first, but then when I saw that it was part of a Bundle & Save Deal I swear my heart skipped a beat. I love anything to do with the outdoors and nature. Needless to say it was the first item on my pre-order list. I have made quite a few projects with these stamps and framelits, but for now I am going to concentrate on just two….ok maybe three. I may not have time to write up as much as I’d like to, as I’m going live in (looks at the time and gulps) seven hours. I’ll certainly do my best though…
A Box For Autumn
I made this box when I was experimenting with the Gift Bag Punch Board. I used the 12″ x 12″ Kraft Cardstock, but this box would work with any other cardstock as it is proportionally quite a sturdy shape. I am very pleased with the outcome and I particularly love the colour of the leaves against the green gingham from the Farmers Market DSP. I have made many projects using this box in different sizes, but this one is my favourite. I had a different sentiment on here before, but when I bought the Light Hearted Leaves Stamp Set I knew I had to use this quote instead. Unfortunately poor Emily Bronte didn’t make the cut as the Decorative Label Punch couldn’t quite accommodate her. But she has been centre stage on many of my other projects, so I don’t feel too bad.
The box measures 9 x 5 x 15cm (3.1/2″ x 2″ x 6″) and can accommodate quite a few goodies. I made one of these for a scarf and it rolled up inside perfectly.
I should say here that the colours on this box look a lot brighter in the real world, but you can still get a feel of the richness of tone in the pictures.
I made the leaves from a piece of A4 Very Vanilla Cardstock that I had sponged with a variety of colours (see the product list below). I then stamped a selection of the smaller leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set and cut them out using the Leaflets Framelits Dies. I cut the larger ones out just using the Leaflets Framelits and then sponged the spine and veins using the Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad. I am planning to do a video on how to sponge these leaves, as it’s a technique that’s useful for many projects.
I finished off using my favourite string and a wooden button. Sometimes projects don’t need much in the way of fancy garnish, as the stamps/die-cuts/paper stand out on their own. What do you think?
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Bye for now
Ooops! I nearly forgot that I promised to show you ‘three’ things. Unfortunately I don’t have time to do a full write up as the clocks ticking away, but I can give you the basics. I made the bag from some lovely rustic paper that had obviously been packaging of some sort. Wish I knew what from, as it’s lovely and I’d like some more please. Do anyone recognise it?
These leaves look almost real don’t they.
The wooden beads are from my own collection and I will gladly send some to anyone who buys the Vintage Leaves Bundle through me – I may even throw in some string.
Any ideas about the paper yet?
Third and finally….
These are the first leaves I made when my bundle arrived. I was so pleased with them I tied a bit of hessian to them (it was the only thing I had to hand at the time) and hung them from the key on my project display cabinet. And there they will stay until….well not exactly sure when, as it’s not as if they are going to wither and die. I will make a vow that they will stay there for as long as I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Mmmm, I may change that ribbon though.
Ok, so that’s really the end now. And to prove it here’s my products list…