I had gotten a new (to me) stamp set for Christmas from my sweet friend Sue that ended up being just perfect for this challenge...Altenew's Leaf Clusters. Here's both of the cards together that I created using the same stamp from that set:
I made a "Just a Note" rainbow card using all the leaf clusters in the set, and then made a birthday card using just one of the leaf clusters. (The red leaf cluster is the same stamp I used to create the green cluster on the birthday card.)
I went in rainbow order (ROYGBIV) stamping the different leaf cluster stamps around the outside perimeter of my panel, and then matted with a thin black layer and attached both to a white card base. Next I stamped and die cut the "Just A Note" from The Greetery's Opposites Attract stamp set, and also die cut two extras to give some dimension to the sentiment. A little bit of black & white bakers twine finished off this easy and colorful card.
My 2nd card came out a bit different than what I had originally planned in my head. I had envisioned covering the whole front of the card with green leaf clusters, and then die cutting smaller circles (maybe 2 or 3) from the covered card front and placing little monkeys behind the cut out circles...like they were swinging around from branch to branch. Just one little problem...I couldn't find any monkey stamps in my collection!! After digging for what seemed like hours I finally found one stamp from waaaaaaaay back when that had never even been opened from Stampendous called Changito Cheer. Only problem now was that the monkey was too big for my original idea and he was already holding onto the pom-pom and megaphone so that it would have been a bit tricky to cut those off and still make it look like he was gripping the tree limbs! OK, on to plan B! I just stamped the leaf cluster at the top of my white panel and then colored the monkey with my Copics, fussy cut him out, and then pop dotted him to look sort of like he was swinging through the trees doing a birthday cheer! The "celebrate" was stamped and die cut from The Greetery's Birthday Blooms stamp set. I added a piece of foam to the back of the panel and then adhered that to a top folding white card base. Not what I originally planned but I still think it came out cute!!
The possibilities are limitless with a prompt like LEAVES, and we can't wait to see what YOU come up with! Make sure you check out what our talented DT and Special GD have come up with this month to inspire you, and then play along with us! You can check it all out right HERE. This challenge is open till the 24th.
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