I thought this inspiration piece was screaming for either the Fossil Stone Technique or the Spray, Ink and Smash technique. Since I haven’t done both I thought it was the perfect time to try one out. They are both very similar techniques, but the later one skips having to clean plastic! I went with that one. Less mess is better!

I sprayed one piece of glossy white cardstock with water and dripped Really Rust, Old Olive and More Mustard reinker on it. Next I sprayed a second piece of glossy white cardstock, pushed it glossy side down into the reinker one and wiggled it a bit on the first one and pulled them apart.


After the pieces dried, I cut one down to 3 1/2″ square sponged the edges with Really Rust and layered it on a 1/4″ bigger piece of sponged Chocolate Chip piece of cardstock.

I ordered the Wonderful You this month. I love this month Free Wheelin’ promotion. I eyed this set as well as Enjoy every Moment and this month I got them both!!!

I stamped the outline leaves in Black Stazon twice on the bottom left of the square. I added Really Rust and Chocolate Chip ink with my Blender Pen. Next I added paper piercing around the edges.

The top left edge was decorated with a double photo corner out of sponged Chocolate Chip and Old Olive cardstock and topped with three Mustard brads. The sentiment is also from Wonderful you. it’s stamped in Black Stazon on Old Olive cardstock and punched out with the Window Word Punch. The edges were sponged with Chocolate chip and the sentiment was taped to the bottom right. I added a Adged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware piece to it and tied Mustard grosgrain ribbon around that.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Really Rust cardstock, folded in half and sponged around the edges of the card front. the other two layers were attached with dimensionals. Last I added Crystal Effect over the colored leaves.

Personal Note:
I am not sure how much stamping I will get done today. I had such big plans. Two tutorial two write, challenges to participate. Instead I will be driving Lucas to the doctor at noon. One of his eyes is almost completely swollen shut. No puss, no redness. Nothing else wrong with him. Weird! I am not sure though if it’s contagious so I left him out of school.
Rebecca is having two baby teeth pulled at two. Oh what fun this will be! My poor baby. 


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

29 Responses to “Smashed Leaves”

  1. Oh Beate, this is gorgeous! I LOVE that technique, so cool! LOVE your take on the challenge! Hope the doctor’s appt and the dentist go well! I’ll be thinking of you! HUGS!

  2. This backround looks SO COOL! I just love it Beate! I’m gonna try it soon…

  3. Beate – you know great minds think a like – LOL!!! I love your card and the Crystal Effect really makes the image stand out –
    just gorgeous!!!

  4. Wow! That background is so cool! The crystal effects really makes the leaves. TFS

    Hope everything goes okay with the kids =).

  5. Beate, das ist atemberaubend schön! Die Farben sind der Hammer…, OBERGENIAL!!! Liebe Grüße…Silke

  6. WOW!!! You captured the picture beautifully in your card. I will have to see what I can come up with.

  7. Oh Beate this is fabulous! I love that squish technique. Haven’t ever tried that before. It looks amazing. Love what you have done with the leaves, too.

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the background and the leaves just pop off the page!

  9. What a fun technique!! My ladies are always trying to find new ways to use glossy cardstock. They’ll love this one 🙂 Good luck with the dr. and dentist today.

  10. Oh, this is beautiful!!! I am going to have to try this technique now! Your card rocks!!!

  11. This is absolutely beautiful! I love it! Great idea! Awesome inspiration piece! Thanks for sharing! I hope your little ones are doing ok. Hopefully Lucas’ eye is nothing serious. Maybe it’s allergies. Poor Rebecca! You are going to have quite a full day! Take care and keep us posted! 🙂

  12. Wow this is beautiful!

    I hope everyone feels better by the end of the day! ((hugs))

  13. This is so gorgeous!! So sorry to hear about your kids – hope they both make it through the day ok (as well as their mama!).

  14. This is gorgeous…I love everything about it. Hope your son is okay. Joan

  15. Really like your card Beate. The background is brilliant. Haven’t tried that technique before – looks like fun. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I don’t have any reinkers – would there be a workable substitute for them? What did you use to make the leaves so glossy and dimensional? Looks good.

  16. This card is amazing! Wonderful job! I am going to try your challenge again this week! I have a feeling this is going to be a hard one for me though! 😀

  17. WOW – I love this and you matched that painting almost perfectly!! What a great looking card, so warm and beautiful, awesome inspiration card!


  18. This is gorgeous!! Love how the leaves look so shiny and beautiful! I know I’m a lazy stamper, but I may have to try this one!

  19. Your card is down right GORGEOUS! What a fun technique! I need to try it! Love the CE on the leaves…fantastic touch!

    Hope the kids are doing okay and that it wasn’t anything serious with the eye…poor thing! Hope your daughter made out okay at the dentist too! She’s such a trooper!

  20. I love how dramatic this card is !!! Very stunning !!

    Dance and Copic On 🙂

  21. You are just TOO good! Hope that Lucas is doing much better, :0) Mel

  22. WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous!

  23. LOVED this inspiration piece! You have an amazing team put together…lots of variety. Thanks!

  24. Cool, Beate! This is very different and so pretty! Hope your kiddies are all better!

  25. This card is amazing. This would be pretty to frame and set out!

  26. Wowzers!! How absolutely gorgeous!! That’s a new technique for me I’m just gonna have to try out!!

  27. This looks awesome!! Love the colors too!!

  28. Love your card! I gave it a try using brighter colors and came up with this: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/886010?cat=12562

    Thanks so much for the inspiration 🙂

  29. Here’s my try a couple of days later. This one was tough!

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