Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lean on Me

I am so excited to be part of the blog hop for this stamp set from GinaK called Lean on Me. This stamp set comes with a free card kit designed by Jessica Frick. You can't beat the value and the stamp set is so versatile! 

I chose to make my card using the wonderful fall colors that God creates for us. I think that these are my favorite colors to work with - kind of unusual considering I am a Florida girl which means that our trees don't get those golden kisses of color.

This card was made using the Cracked Glass technique for the focal image that is so fun to do. You can watch Gina's video here for the step by step instructions. I first stamped the Pure Luxury Kraft paper with the leafy image using Memento brown and Distress Ink Fired Brick and Wild Honey and Pine Needles by stamping off once on the colors other than twice with the brown. Then I used the Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel to create the cracked glass look. I also used the same Distess Ink colors to stamp out a few leaves and cut those out.

The main part of the card was the Pure Luxury Kraft and I used the Pure Luxury Chocolate as well. I stamped the sentiment on Kraft and used the Spellbinder Tag. I had that ribbon in my ribbon stash. The background was paper from Basic Grey paper pack called Indian Summer. I then finished it off with those leaves I had cut up and a large button. 

For even more inspiration with the Lean on Me stamp set, please visit these links below:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 




Challenge:
Speedy the Cat: Fall colors
JUGS - Cracked Glass Technique

19 comments:

Patti J said...

Beautiful card! I love this technique, and your fall colors are just gorgeous! Congrats on being chosen to do the blog hop :)

Kay S said...

Lovely, Miesje! Love those fall colors and the cracked glass technique.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my gosh Miesje!!!! This is stunning...the cracked glass is so elegant!!!!

Cheri said...

Spectacular card, Miesje. I love those tucked in leaves. Gorgeous detail.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cracked glass fall card!

Donna said...

Miesje, this is a work of art! so beautiful

Becky said...

This is fabulous Miesje, love the cracked glass and the cute leaves.

Sharri said...

Miesje, Beautiful card! I love the fall colors and your gorgeous cracked glass!

tlgirl353 said...

Miesje- Your card is beautiful, and I love the cracked glass technique. Great job!

Jessica said...

Oh Miesje! Your card is stunning - what awesome colors and your cracked glass is perfect! Thank you so much for hopping with us! You've done a FABULOUS job guest designing for us this month!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, I love the cracked glass technique and the lovely colors you chose. Such a pretty card.

Bev Gerard said...

Marvelous example of Cracked Glass ... and it's just wonderful with this set!

High Fives!
~Bev

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent cracked glass example and I LOVE YOUR OUTSIDE PHOTO!! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Stampin' Pam said...

Stunning! I love fall too. Thanks for getting crackin with JUGS this week. It's great to have your support.

Andrea M said...

Wow, wow and wow!!! Love this!!! So beautiful :) Wonderful take on the cracked glass technique. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!
Thanks for playing at Speedy's Friends.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh wow!! this is gorgeous and I love the cracked technique! Have a blessed week!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a breath-taking autumn beauty!!

Thank you so very much, Miesje, for sharing this exquisite card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's fall colors challenge!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous cracked glass....wow....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week