Saturday, 24 April 2021

Loads of Leaves

Two cards today using lots of die cut leaves.
This is my first card ......


I die cut lots of leaves and stacked them up onto watercolour card.
They where liberally sprayed with Lindy's Flat sidewalk white chalk spray.
I was looking for a plaster/chalky effect, which doesn't really show up in the photo.....
This is my second card.......

The die cut distressed frame and leaf have several layers
of heated copper embossing powder on them.
The Navy cardstock is an embossing Leaf folder, edged with copper.
A little heart with glossy accents and a sentiment strip to finish.


Twofers is asking for leaves this challenge so I am popping my cards over....
Two very different designs for two different occasions, using the same leaf die.....


Challenges I would love to enter.....
Twofer - Leaves - Thrilled with My shout out - Thank you 

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Sending Hugs
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's All about occasions Challenge
DiesRus Challenge #167 - All but one of the die cut leaves are Sizzix Thinlits

57 comments:

Darnell said...

And using it spectacularly, Mac! I always learn something or you enable me and this time it's about Lindy's chalk spray. How delicious is that for someone to think up?! Well, I guess that would be Lindy and she would be amazed at the wonderful texture you achieved with your W-O-W design! Speaking of texture, you might know how much I love copper so I have to say your copper number took my breath away! That is truly a work of art for someone's wall! Thank you for playing in TCC #37! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Ellis said...

How incredible are YOU!! What a fantastic use of the leaves and palm frond to create two entirely different cards, Mac. I love both of them, and find it amazing every time I visit your blog that the combination of techniques and products WOWs me EVERY SINGLE TIME! Both are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you made these beauties! hugs, de

HilaryJane said...

These are both fabulous. I love the white on white and am intrigued by the chalk spray, I can imagine the finish it gave your card even if I can't see it. Your second card is so special with that layered embossing, I do love that technique. You have been so clever making that background too. the copper and navy look amazing together and I love how you have used embossing to frame it too. what a brilliant twofer, glad you got in on time xx

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... your leaf cards are gorgeous Mac! Love the elegant look of the white on white design with a bit of vellum. So pretty. The second card is dramatic with the dark card with copper accents. Amazing design on this. Something about the dark with copper just speaks to me. xx

Daffodil Cards said...

More amazing creativity Mac, Love your chalky leaves, and your copper embossed on navy is genius, GORGEOUS cards.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

Oh, my! The white on white looks like it's sculpted from stone! What a beauty! I love the drama of the navy with copper leaf! You had the perfect embossing folder to use with it too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Twofer Challenge!

I Card Everyone said...

Mac, there is something to love about each of your gorgeous cards! LOve the sweet innocence of all the white - and the dark drama that your gorgeous navy brings! and that COPPER! the layers of heat embossing have truly made it appear as an actual piece of copper - you could make a brooch!
Stunning, my friend! xx
=]

oldpunca said...

This two cards are just perfect Mac. Both designs are as different as they can be with the same die cut leaves. The textured background on both is fabulous. The opposite of white "hugs" and navy blue and copper "just a note" is stunning. I like the little heart. Great detail. Thank you for joining us at TCC #37. Sonja

BożenA said...

Both cards appear embossed in the embossing folder. It's hard to believe that in the first card you achieved this effect by gluing cut-out elements to the card. In the second tab, I like the beautiful contrast of copper to garnet. Great two cards, Mac
hugs,
BożenA

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards using die leaves!! Love the all white card, so pretty! And, your card in navy with the copper leaf is stunning! Well done as always!!

Trina P. said...

Both cards are beautiful in contrasting ways. The first white on white card is so elegant and classy. The second card is dramatic... the multiple copper heat embossing looks incredible and gives amazing dimension. .

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Love your die cut stacked chalk white leaves card and your Stunning layered copper heat embossed die cut Work of Art, Mac. I agree with Dolly...your copper piece deserves to be hung up and displayed, my friend. TFS and including your detailed description of both beautiful projects. Love and Hugs...Nancy

aussie aNNie said...

wow two gorgeous cards, love the copper embossing one. xx

Susan said...

A wonderful Twofer, Mac! Especially the white on white card - love those stacked leaves! The copper embossing on the second card makes a striking contrast to the navy cs.

Ina G said...

You blow us all away each post you share with us Mac. The white on white card is stunning and I love the way you have two different die cut sentiments. Lovely soft dotty background too.
The second card is just so breathtaking. The navy and copper marry together perfectly here. Swooning over the layers of embossing. Nice Mac touch with the copper surrounding the leaves and oh my heart! How beautiful is that wee heart you have melted so fine. A Twofer of awesomeness!

kiwimeskreations said...

You always impress and inspire me with your art Mac - and these are exceptional - love them both - the white on white is stunning, and the copper on navy WOW!!
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

My Paper Epiphany said...

Another inspiring twofer Mac! The chalk spray card is so beautiful and the blue and copper card is a work of art!!!

Viv said...

Fab fab FAB!
A big fan of white on white and the leaves look amazing- and as for the navy and copper embossed.... pick my jaw up from the floor! Love it Mac.
2 gorgeous makes as ever - and please send some mojo here cos mine has done a runner! xx

Marcia Hill said...

Yep, you blew me away AGAIN Mac!! Both of your cards are AMAZING!! I absolutely LOVE your white on white card, and I can only imagine how cool it looks IRL with the addition of the chalk spray! Your 2nd card with the dark navy and the layers of embossed copper is SO dramatic and STUNNING Mac! That leaf in the copper totally pops against the embossed dark card base and totally says "LOOK AT ME"!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend, and thanks so much for sharing them with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

AlisonC said...

Loving the contrast between these two cards. White on white is one of my favourites but I also love the sumptuous blue and gold. Alison, Twofer GD

AlisonC said...

Sorry Copper, not gold! Alison, Twofer GD

cuilliesocks said...

What fabulously designed cards Mac, both so elegant and stylish. I love white on white, and the deep shade of purple and gold on your second card is gorgeous, as always you are so artistic, Kate x

TK said...

Two WONDERFUL cards from my view, and I definitely get the chalky finish! These are gorgeous and creatively wonderful

Brenda in IN said...

I am speechless. These are the two of the most awesome cards. The white on white has so much texture and the design is stunning. The navy, copper card is a work of art. I love the embossing folder and the shine of the copper on that gorgeous leaf. The frames in copper are so beautiful.

Christine Alexander said...

both cards are stunners Mac -perfect faux embossing ♥. The white on white is so elegant and your navy/copper mix gorgeous :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! These are so amazingly wonderful. This is a technique that had never occurred to me. And, the same color on color makes it look so elegant looking. Beautiful way to get dimension!

Diane said...

Fabulous technique and what lovely designs.

Hugs diane

pam said...

Two fantastic cards you created Mac, both designs are perfect.
Hugs Pam x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Amazing twofers, Mac! I LOVE the white on white die-cut leaves! The card looks like a plaque made of plaster.
The color combo, the texture, and the shine of the embossed leaf card is awesome! The little glossy heart is a really cute touch, echoing the heats on the sentiment strip. I truly love them both!!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Wonderful white on white loveliness, Mac ... it's gorgeous on screen ... the chalkiness must be delicious IRL! How rich and striking is that single copper leafy sprig against all the texture-y navy ... what a stunner! You never fail to wow me with your designs! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer with these beauties! Hugs, Anita :)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh wow again! gorgeous cards and fantastic techniques. Bet you enjoyed die cutting the leaves, sometimes I do this when I'm stuck for ideas as I find the process quite restful. The colours on the second card just work so well and the first card just looks so clean but bet it's even better in real life with the shine you've added. Now I was going to do all sorts today then decided to clear out the drawer of my desk and .......yes it took almost half of the day to get it sorted, I am amazed how much stuff was in there! Have a lovely week. Hugs, Angela xXx

Zoechaos said...

How beautiful and clean that first card is all those layers in gorgeous gorgeous white! Then I scrolled down and gasped. That copper against the black or is it navy blue? so much drama wow wow wow. You have done it again Mac and blown me away xoxo

Ros Crawford said...

Brilliant techniques and brilliant cards! It really does look like plaster on the first card and the embossing on your second card is perfection! I hope it's warmed up in your neck of the woods... Have a beautiful week!

papierelle said...

Great ideas and fabulous designs!! Both cards look very noble!!

Karen Dunbrook said...

Two beautifully done cards mf. Gluing on the leaves...great way to get more mileage from dies. The dramatic look of the second one with the copper...wow.
You are so talented.
blessings mf.
xx Karen

Darlene said...

WOW! These are both just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DIES R US
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

Jo said...

Spectacular cards, all white beauty and I love the molten copper over that beautiful blue. You never disappoint xx

sallysbitz2 said...

Your cards are stunning. I would never have thought to do this. So unique x

hugs sallysbitz2.

Stay Safe x

Cat Craig said...

Both cards are striking, Mac. I do have to swoon over the blue and copper. Love the thick embossing.

baileyrosy.com said...

Wow two fabulous leaf creations, white on white is so subtle and classy. I love the bold copper leaves so dynamic and the edged border brings it all together. Once again two stunning cards Mac.

Marie

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two cards using the same technique and yet they are both completely different. The first one is beautifully CAS and the copper against the dark blue on your second card looks magnificent. Thank you for your kind comments on mycards, I really appreciate your visits. Thank you also for your FB friend request but I don't actually use my own FB page and have never posted on there, so there's nothing to see. I only joined so that I could enter the challenges and to join in private craft groups. Take care, stay safe and keep on making the wonderful things that you do. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Greta said...

Wow--they're both amazing, Mac! Really love the 2nd card with the layers of copper embossing with navy cardstock! So inspiring!

roffeycreations said...

Really inspirational as always Mac - I have heaps of dies that could be used in this way - fabulous - stay safe & well - Maurs xxx

Cathy said...

So creative Mac! Love the white on white and then the navy and copper is another stunner! Gorgeous cards, and thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday too, Cathy x

Marlena M. said...

WOW WOW your work is stunning! Love the dimension you achieved in both of them~

Helen said...

Wow! Two brilliant cards, Mac! Love your contrasting cards. White on white is always a winner with me, but the gold embossed die cuts on dark card is just so striking!! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge! Stay safe! :)

Viv said...

Two amazing cards here Mac! love the all white version and the classy navy and copper one too. Always such clever crafty ideas from you my friend, stay safe and well ;) hugs Viv xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Both cards are stunning. I have always loved all white cards. The blue with the bronze leaves is my favorite, it really stands out.

Julia Aston said...

Wow Mac! so much depth and texture on both of your beautiful designs - love the white on white and the beautiful shiny Copper embossing with the navy blue - very creative and such different ways to use a leaf! xx

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, Mac - you knocked it out of the park with these beauties! Both cards look so artistic - you really have a flair.
Hugs
Carol x

Sally H said...

two absolutely gorgeous cards, both beautiful, but the navy and copper one is sooooooo gorgeous! Wow!

Sally H said...

two absolutely gorgeous cards, both beautiful, but the navy and copper one is sooooooo gorgeous! Wow!

Liz said...

Two fabulous cards Mac, so different but equally beautiful. xx

butterfly said...

Love your leafy creations - especially the elegant white version - so delicate and airy. So good to hear from you... I'm in the throes of unpacking but hope to rejoin the blogging world at least part-time soon!
Alison x

Pat said...

I don't know how I failed to comment on these two beauties Mac and congratualtions on being one of the picks too. I absolutely adore the navy and copper with that fabulous background embossing and the layers of copper heat embossing on the leafy frame and also around the edges of the EF and for the sentiment and sweet little hearts, and finished beautifully with the little heart covered in glossy accents, and then the other white on white card covered with the die cut leaves and sentiment is so pretty too and so different from the first...fabulous Twofers! x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Both as amazing, I could not choose a favourite as each has it's own special WOW. The simplicity of those whites, pure and simple really does stand it's own ground. The colour combo of the navy and copper in magnificent, so classy and extremely high end. You make me crave to get back into my crafty space after such a long time away. Hugs Tracey xx

Mrs A. said...

How on earth have I managed to miss seeing this post until now! These two cards are super but oh my goodness my hat goes off to you on the brilliant Navy blue one. Your embossing looks fab. hugs mrs A.