Lighthearted Leaves Squared

IMG_7009I’ve been showing you Christmas cards for over a week straight and then I go and throw another fall card at you!  Ha!  I just want to keep you on your toes!  🙂

I just can’t seem to get enough of these square cards.  4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.  Definitely my new favorite size card.

This card is one that I was going to make for my swap at the Stampin’ Up! event in Dallas until I made the valentine that I’ll share with you tomorrow.  I had made little 3″ x 3″ thank you notes for my customers using this little colored leaf.  I liked it so much I thought I should try it on a larger card.  I first tried it on a regular size card but it just didn’t look right.  Then the light bulb went off above my head (don’t you love when that happens?!) and I put the leaf on my favorite size card!  Ta-da!  A swap-worthy card!

Of course, after all that thinking and designing I decided not to use it for my swap.  I won’t even mention that I had actually cut all the card stock and THEN decided not to use it.  Yikes!  I really like the card I’ll show you tomorrow though.  Definitely worth putting this one aside.

I love the when the leaves in this stamp set are colored in.  They turn out so nice.  When I was working on this card I couldn’t decide how to color it in.  When I used markers for both colors it was just too overwhelming and if I used a blender pen and ink it looked too washed out.  So I compromised!  I used the Cajun Craze marker and the Delightful Dijon ink with a Blender Pen.  Perfect!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

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