With Paul being on the early shift this week we get to spend some quality time in the garden, yesterday was a lovely sunny day, a little chilly but that's fine when you are weeding.
I was inspired by the leaves in the garden while we were weeding yesterday, so many different shaped leaves in so many shades of green, so I decided that I would use some of them to make a card for today.
I picked a selection (pictured above) to use with my Gelli Plate.
I brayered a light green over the plate and took a print, next I added a layer of the datker shade of green, then placed my leaves on the plate and pressed my paper back over (you add tape to one side of your paper to hold it in place), lift it carefully, remove the leaves (all of the vein detail remains on plate), you then replace the paper and rub all over and peel back, this time the intricate detail of your leaves has transferred to the outline.
I was quite pleased with this particular background so I adhered it to a white card blank and then added two stamped and die cut fern fronds, (free with a magazine). I wanted s simple sentiment so die cut a 'hello' from Spellbinders, placed it in a punched banner. To finish the card I placed one fern frond, then the banner , topped with the second fern frond, to finish I popped on a SU metal leaf embellishment.
Something different but I quite like it.
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,