Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fall Cards

I love to correspond with old friends now many miles away and making pretty cards to send those often very long letters in is a real delight. My friends in Texas really inspired me last year when they gave me a set of nine beautiful homemade cards for my birthday. After that I started looking for new ideas for card making and was able to find some great magazines on the subject at our local library. Also there are some neat websites (card maps here) and blogs out there that I have found inspiration on.

Last week my friend at A Heart for Praise did a great post on leaf stamping. I had just been wishing I had a leaf stamp to make cards for the fall . Now I know I have a whole yard full of "leaf stamps". So I tried her idea with various leaves and colors and was able to make this card with them. I will add one more tip to using many colors, use a different leaf for each color or you will have a nice dark leaf print on your light colored ink pad, as I now have! Oh well, live and learn.

Have a great Fall!!!



Very pretty Lydia! I like the way the leaf stamping turned out using colored ink! I want to try that soon! :)

Under Southern Skies said...

Those are really pretty, Lydia.
I like all the pretty colors you chose.

Rebekah S. said...

How pretty!

Hannah and Geneva Morse said...

How pretty!! I too, love to stamp and make little cards! Its such a neat way to be creative and also a way to show your friends how much you care. Again, beautiful cards!!

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