Hi! I've had such a nice afternoon! Only had to work 4 hours today, then went and had brunch with my oldest son--always nice to spend time with our adult kids, huh?!! Then, the rest of the afternoon was spent in my stamp room! There are so many great challenges out there! I decided to combine two to create this card: Just Add Ink #622, which was to "Choose Two: Friend, Foliage, Masking", and TGIF Challenge #387, "Cut it Out".
I cut strips from several different greens (Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Soft Suede and Soft Succulent). Each strip is 1/4". Glue the strips side by side on a piece of copy paper (you want to use thin paper as your base, so it won't be too thick to cut out the die!). Then, I cut out the leaves using the Aspen Tree dies.
For the background, I used a retired Decorative Mask (Pattern Party). I used my blending brush to add some Soft Suede to the smaller panel of Very Vanilla. Then, added my leaves, and the sentiment (from the Cottage Wreaths set). I really like the way it turned out!!