Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Petal Burst Peace

Monday Monday.  Again again.  Hmm.  It’s no wonder that wasn’t the song lyric…

This morning, my card share is so easy and so simple.  And when something is this simple and easy to do, one needs to execute it perfectly.  Or – since there’s no such thing as “perfect” (well, except for the Fifth Element, of course!), as close to perfect as we mere mortals can achieve.  Which…sometimes makes it nearly impossible to do at all!

About a 1000 years ago, before color tv and….gasp!….cell phones…I rode American Saddlebred horses.  I thought they were the most beautiful thing on the planet.  Still do!  Anyway – I rode Saddleseat Equitation – and when we’d go to horse shows, the competition was about the rider – not the horse.  At that time – and probably still, even though she’s gone to the great show ring in the sky – the acknowledged Queen of Saddleseat Equitation was Helen Crabtree.

In her book, she told of one of the thousands of riders she judged at horse shows who, when directed to approach her and tell her what she planned to do (everyone had to go execute a maneuver – all by themselves – at one end of the arena) trotted up (on her perfectly trained, $10,000 horse, heels perfectly down, chin up, hands in the exact right position) and informed the judge that she was going to…

“…go to the end of the arena and execate a figure oot.” 😉

Of course she meant execute a figure eight.  One of the most simple and straightforward of the possible maneuvers.  The poor kid was no doubt trying to speak past the cotton mouth nerves of being the center of attention in the giant arena.

And no  – that wasn’t me!

Why tell this story?  Cuz…this card today is the card equivalent of a figure eight at the end of the arena.  The biggest difference is that this isn’t impossible to do at all – it’s super easy!  It calls on Vintage Leaves, the Petal Burst TIEF, and the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.  Very Vanilla and Night of Navy.  A little copper.  And that’s it.

Simple.  Elegant.  Take a look-see:

See what I mean?  Nearly monochromatic and elegant in its simplicity.

This one worked along with two challenges. The first, which drove the design, was a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.  Challenge #256:

And I played with the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge #363:

So.  This one came together quick.  Don’t blink!

I started with a Very Vanilla panel that I ran thru the Big Shot in my Petal Burst TIEF.  Then I matted that on Very Vanilla for the card front.

The banner is also embossed in the Petal Burst TIEF.  For it and its Very Vanilla mat, I cut a banner end by cutting it with my Paper Snip Scissors.  I SNAILd them together and then SNAILd them to the card front.

My sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.  I cut the word three times from Night of Navy card stock and then used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them in a stack.

The leaf, from Vintage Leaves, was stamped in Versamark on Very Vanilla, and heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I cut it out with the matching die in the Leaflets Framelits set.

I adhered the Copper leaf with Liquid Glue to the card front, and then adhered the sentiment over that.

And folks – that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I repeated the Very Vanilla on Very Vanilla matting, and added another of the Vintage Leaves in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder in the bottom corner.

I SNAILd the liner into my Night of Navy card base and popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  And that was it.  Figure oot….exicated! 😉

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another of the Copper-embossed Vintage Leaves on the front…

…and I ran the envelope flap thru the Big Shot in the Petal Burst TIEF.  Hard to see in the photo….sorry! 🙁

Et Voila!  I’m sure it’s not perfect (since I am far from the Fifth Element/Milla Jovovich!), but I really like how it turned out.  The Night of Navy and Copper go together perfectly and the Petal Burst embossing adds texture and interest to an otherwise plain expanse of Very Vanilla.  I think this one would work for Christmas, or Easter, or even as a sympathy card.  Hope you like!

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Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Christmas Greetings sentiment die cut (x3)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 4 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for embossed banner); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (embossed banner)

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Petal Burst Peace

  1. beautiful CAS card Mary!

  2. Mom

    Perfectly beautiful. And simple. And elegant.
    And don’t try to tell me you have no memory of things past. I think it just has to have had hooves and a saddle on it…with an adrenalin boost. Thanks for the memory!

  3. Simply stunning! I love the Vanilla layers with just a touch of color from the Navy. Perfectly created! 🙂

  4. So clean and simple! Love the leaf detail. Really pretty!

  5. Thanks, Amy! 😊

  6. Sharyn Polesel

    Very pretty CAS card. I love the embossed background. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  7. Thanks much, Sharyn! 🙂

  8. This is a truly beautiful card! I love the textured cream on cream and the simple sentiment with leaf. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  9. Thanks so much! 🙂

  10. Your card is just lovely! I really like all the texture with the embossing folder, and the clean and simple design. Using just the one leaf and the greeting is genius! Well done, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls.

  11. Thanks so much, Judy – that’s very kind! 🙂

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