Aug 28 2009

A Year of Leaves

I was so pleased to be able to play with anew Gina K set this week.Melanie Muenchinger’s newest set “A Year of Leaves is now available for purchase! (You can see the full set under “What’s New!” at Gina K Designs.) This is a year round set including an assortment of leaves and nature images with coordinating quotes and greetings to suit any occasion. A FUN set with tons of versatility!!! Take a look at my first card with it:


Clean and simple with the focus on those beautiful leaves! This is a single leaf image. I first stamped the leaf on the left, masked it, and then stamped the right leaf. This set is filled with beautiful leaf images of all shapes and types and lovely sentiments that carry you throughout the year.I’m really loving it so far and can’t wait to play some more!!! My card is large, 5.25 x 7.75″ high. I’m really enjoying this larger size of late — it gives me plenty of room to use larger images with wide ribbon and still have some white space for a clean and fresh look.


My image is Copic colored. There are so many fun leaf images in this set to color! My ribbon is Moss Silk and the bow is done on the Bow Easy. This posttells you how I do this type of ribbon treatment– fun and easy! My sentiment is mounted up on dimensionals and my fun fall buttons are from Basic Grey, Sugared. I had so much fun making this card and am anxious to share more with you from this set later in the week!!!

You can see more samples today using “A Year of Leaves” on Melanie’s blog, and from the lovely and talented Laurie Schmidlinand Geri Utterback! Be sure to check out their creations!


Stamps: A Year of Leaves, Gina K Designs

Paper: White, SU Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for the image; Versa Fine Onyx Black for the sentiment. Copics to color.

Accessories: May Arts 1.25″ and 1/4″ Moss Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, Ivory Jute String, Basic Grey Sugared Buttons, Classic Rectangle and Long Rectangle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Adhesives and Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.


Gina K Designs for A Year of Leaves by Melanie Muenchinger

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for the following items used to make this card:

Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink

100% Silk Ribbon (Moss), Jute String (Ivory), and Bow Easy

Basic Grey Buttons (Sugared)



If you are looking for my Friday Stamp Simply Challenge, it is one post down. Thanks so much for stopping in again. Hope you have a chance to check out the other designers linked above and get some beautiful, autumn inspiration in the process! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “A Year of Leaves”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    Stunning Sharon, the Fall leaves are so beautiful! Love the moss green ribbon, so perfect with the design . . . another stunning “Sharon” card!

  2. Melanie Muenchinger says:

    that silk ribbon is just amazing! I’m going to have to get that Bow Easy!! your card is fantastic, and I love the larger format, thank you for sharing this gorgeous sample with us! love your coloring! 🙂

  3. WOW, Sharon, those colors are lovely together!!

  4. Norine says:

    this is just beautiful love that bow so elegant

  5. Gina K. says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Breathtaking, Sharon. Just breathtaking.

  7. Rosemary D says:

    Absolutely stunning card!!!

  8. Marisa says:

    Love it! The brads and the button are the perfect touch. Great card!

  9. nancy littrell says:

    OMG Sharon, your leaves and bow are just stunning! I love the quote also. TFS your card, challenge and the link to this gorgeous set. We leave on sunday for our 5 wk trailer camping/backpacking trip to Nevada, Utah and CO. Will only check email occasionally……see you in 5 wks ! Happy Stamping, nancy

  10. Sherry in MI says:

    Oh, Sharon, you enabler, you!!! Loved your card, so I purchased the stamp set.
    Your coloring is beautiful and your card so elegant. Since I’m just getting into
    Copics, this set will give me a good opportunity to hone my skills. Someday I may
    grow up to be just like you! LOL TFS your lovely card.

  11. Wow! Sharon those leaves are so beautifully colored! I love your elegant designs.

  12. Corrine Ann says:

    Beautiful Fall card….just perfect!

  13. Tosh says:

    Gorgeous leaves!! Love the ribbon, colors and the sweet buttons Sharon!!

  14. Mary Friederichsen says:

    Beautiful card Sharon!
    Love the colors and the of course the Ribbon!
    Have a great weekend!

  15. bluemoon says:

    You are most definitely our Exquisite Bow Maker of all time! Wow, this is so dramatic and wonderful! Where do you find big envies to fit big cards, ? and… how do you mail your cards with such wonderful full bows? (just a few logistic questions, coz I luv what you do sooo much)! 🙂

  16. Deb Saaranen says:

    Wow, so very gorgeous Sharon! Love all of your elements, and your coloring looks GREAT!

  17. Sharon! This is lovely – and I adore that bow!

  18. geri utterback says:

    Sharon Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about it!!! I think I need that bow maker!

  19. Jenny Gropp says:

    Stunning — the colors leap out– and the bow sings!

  20. Rose Ann says:

    Your leaves look stunning, and I love your big bow (of course!!)

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