A Clean and Simple Leaf Card – March Color Challenge

by | April 4th, 2016 | 1

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here!!!  Yayy, I’m super excited about Guest Designing for Clearsnap for the next couple of months.  I have an excuse to get all inked up!!  LOL

I’m here today with a quick and easy leaf card using the colors from our current color challenge!!

Take a look at the inspiration photo:

March 2016 Color Challenge

Aren’t these blues, greens and pinks just spectacular! They remind me of spring and everything new.  I can imagine the smell in the air, so refreshing!!


Inspired by this Color Challenge, I created the crisp clean and simple card below:

Hello (Clearsnap)

I love how this card turned out especially since I haven’t used a Rollagraph in years!!!  I wasn’t sure I could roll straight!  Don’t laugh at me. Rollagraph is actually the very first product that Clearsnap developed in 1986. When is the last time you use a Rollagraph Wheel?

This card design fits the color challenge just perfectly, don’t you think?

Here is how to create this simple but elegant spring card:


Supplies needed (clearsnap)

Score a 4″ x 12″ sheet of white cardstock at 6″ then fold along the score line.

Inking up wheel

Apply ink to the Rollagraph Wheel by rolling it across the top of an open ColorBox Pigment Ink pad. You can see the ink transferring onto the rubber. Make sure the wheel is inked completely and then roll it across the paper to create a stamped design. Securely hold the cardstock with one hand and roll the wheel in the other hand, using the edge of the paper a guide for keeping the wheel straight as you roll.

Rolling straight (clearsnap)

Take a look at what it looks like:

Inked cardstock (clearsnap)

To give the leaves a little more life, apply clear embossing powder to the design and then heat set it. Pigment ink has a long dry time, making it a perfect “glue” for embossing powder.

Once the embossed design has cooled, ink a sentiment stamp with the Royal Blue pad from the ColorBox Petal Point  – Pinwheel. Apply clear embossing powder to this sentiment and heat set with a heat gun.

Use a corner rounding punch to round the upper left corner of the card to give this simple design a sense of balance.

Super simple, clean and easy card to create in a 1-2-3 motion!!

Rollagraph Stamp Wheels are easy for kids to use too. My daughter had a blast creating these  leaf cards:

My daughters cards (clearsnap)

Boy, did she have a ball using that Rollagraph to create these custom cards!

You might be wondering how to clean a Rollagraph Stamp Wheel. You can wipe it clean with a paper towel or rinse it under gentle running water.

Run water (clearsnap)

Use a cloth to pat the Wheel dry before storing.

So what do you think?  Would you give this clean and simple leaf card a try? Please let me know down below.  To see more of my Clean and Simple tutorials, please visit my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again!




One Response to A Clean and Simple Leaf Card – March Color Challenge

  1. Dana Tatar says:

    Stunning design!

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