A Plaid Leaf

Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by several fun Fall Challenges.


I created the plaid leaf by first sponging an ombre background (red to yellow from the stem to the leaf tip). Then I repeatedly masked off portions of the leaf and sponged on ink. I love using this technique.


I used a “Thankful” die from CUTplorations.


I sponged on a red band and attached the white panel to the orange cardstock.

img_3729_edited-1I attached the leaf and the die cut with foam tape.


I really like this card. A plaid leaf!? Sponging, ink blending, lots of red (my favorite color to use when making cards), ombre Autumn colors? I don’t normally make the same card twice, but I may have to repeat this one. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,


Challenge #25 (Stripes & Plaid)

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UPDATED Thursday, December 1, 2016: I so very happy to share that Virginia chose this card as one of her TOP 10 favorites at Virginia’s View Challenge #25. (Sadly, her last challenge.)








4 thoughts on “A Plaid Leaf

  1. WHOA!!! You created your own plaid?? MIND BLOWN HERE! That is such a gorgeous pattern and I loved the card the second I saw it. But then when I read that you’d turned into a Masterful Masking Maniac to create the plaid, I was even more impressed! What a gorgeous project with plenty of inspiration, I adore the subtle ombre, too. You’ve done a fantastic job here and I’m so glad you shared such loveliness with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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