Hello, and happy Monday!  It’s time for a new challenge at Cards in Envy.  For the next couple of weeks, we have a challenge theme of “When Nature Calls”.  Your card should feature something found in nature.  Remember to make it A2 size (4.25″ x 5.5″) and thin enough to fit in an envelope.

I pulled out a lot of retired supplies for my card – the stamps, the multicolored ink pad, and the red and mustard cardstocks.  I made the focal panel by liberally spritzing water onto a piece of natural cardstock, inking up the leaf stamps with the multicolored ink pad, and stamping onto the wet cardstock, which caused the dye ink to run and blur.  After the cardstock dried, I stamped the leaves again, providing the detailed veining in them.  The layout of my card is OWH Stars & Stamps sketch #253.  I’m also going to enter this card into the current Retro Rubber “Anything Goes” challenge.

CIE 05-04-2015

sketch 253

Now it’s your turn!  Show us your own card depicting something found in nature by linking it to the Cards in Envy challenge post by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, May 17.  We’d love to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by today.

All supplies for this card are from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Autumn, Always On My Mind
Cardstock: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad
Other: standard circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)

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