Monday, June 23, 2014

Green Leaves of Summer

Although I almost always pull out my Kitchen Sink Stamps Multi Step Big Leaves to use for brightly colored autumn leaves, I have chosen it for today's Kitchen Sink Monday designs. With the much needed rain we received earlier in June, the greens of the trees in my neck of the woods are just glorious! So today, the leaves are all green!  (Post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps).

10 Minute Card

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and Never a Loss for Words by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Certainly Celery and Garden Green
Ink Layers on Leaf: 4 Memento Cottage Ivy, 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
2 Memento Pistachio, 1 Memento New Sprout

20 Minute Card
For this card I tried a technique that my sister has been using so beautifully during the last several weeks to create the background for my leaves. I inked the raised side of my Cuttlebug embossing folder with Memento New Sprout, spritzed it with water, and then closed it over my white panel. I then stamped the leaves and sentiment over it.

Stamps: Multi Step Big Leaves and 3 Step Hearts & Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps
Papers: Recollections White, Stampin' Up Old Olive and Certainly Celery
Ink Layers on Leaves: 4 Memento Cottage Ivy, 3 Memento Bamboo Leaves,
2 Memento Pistachio, 1 Memento New Sprout
Background - Memento New Sprout
Sentiment - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Embellishment - Ribbon

Visit the Kitchen Sink Crew for more fabulous multi layered stamping inspiration!

  Connie - Designer
 Lisa - Designer 
 Maria - Creator and Owner


  1. Gorgeous leaf image. Both cards are so pretty!

  2. I've been wanting to try the ink of the embossing folder like you did on the second card. It gives the background just the right amount of pop to the card! VERY pretty and love the leaves.

  3. Fabulous results with inking the embossing folder! Both cards are fabulous and I love their shade of green!

  4. Lynn the green leaves and tones of your cards are so tranquil and calming and I love how you have used them for your sympathy card. Beautifully done.

  5. I saw something on FB the other day :Anyone can love a rose,but it takes a lot to love a leaf. It's ordinary to love the beautiful, but it's beautiful to love the ordinary. These green leaves are beautiful and hold great beauty in their greenness and comfort in their shade.

  6. Beautiful cards Lynn. Isn't it nice to see the green leaves rather than parched ones. Love the technique you used on the background of your card.

  7. Both are beautiful. Especially like the contrast of the background against the dark leaves on the second.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and leaving a comment on my work! I sincerely appreciate it!!