Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Leaves

Fall is definitely in the air here in Colorado. This card was inspired by fellow demo RaeDeen, who showed me how to make the leaves. They are die cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock and fall inks. We have a great leaf set in the Holiday Catalog, Autumn Accents (127812). The top one uses More Mustard, Always Artichoke, and Cajun Craze. The bottom one uses More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler. The middle one is from Whisper White cardstock, and Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, and Elegant Eggplant. On the two yellow leaves, first draw on the veins with the small end of the stylus or use the bone folder, then sponge on the colors in the order given. I didn't draw veins on the white, only because it is a lighter weight cardstock. When you have the leaves colored like you want them,use the water spots stamp from the French Foliage Set (120845) and Chocolate Chip ink, then sponge Chocolate Chip around the edges. Add the Chocolat Chip marker to the Color Spritzer Tool (107066) and add some aging to the leaves.

Take one of our Stampin' Spritzer bottles (126185) and add a couple of drops of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806) and fill with rubbing alcohol. Shake well and spray all over the leaves, including the back. (To keep the sprayer unclogged, turn upside down and spray until no more liquid comes out. It can then be stored for the next time you need it.) Once the leaves are well sprayed, wad them up into a very small ball, then carefully unfold them. Set them aside to dry and your fall leaves are ready to use on your project.

To create my card, I used More Mustard for the card base, Cajun Craze for the mat, and the DSP is Orchard Harvest (126895). I stamped the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set (115370) on More Mustard, punched it out with the Window Punch (119857), and mounted it on a piece of Cajun Craze punched with the Modern Label Punch (119849. To this I added a small piece of ribbon, which I just tied into a single knot. For the inside of the card, I added a small strip of the DSP to the top.

You will really be pleased with how real these look, so I hope you give them a try.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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