Wednesday, October 23, 2019

a leafy hello...

Hey there!  Rosemary here today with another fall card.   I just love fall and all the beautiful leaves falling to the ground that making them is so easy to do!  Today's card was inspired by a card idea I saw over the weekend.  That card featured ink blending, but I decided to use up distress inks that I had on my work surface from another card I had been working on.  I used the maple leaf and oak leaf dies from the Grand Leaf Trio die set, as well as the Grande Greetings Hello die.

As I stated above I used some watercolor paper and smooshed the paper into the distress inks that I had sprayed liberally with water.  My colors ended up a bit muddy, but I decided that I liked the colors of the panels and then added a bit more brown to the panels so that I ended up with leaves that look like the ones that have been off the tree for a few weeks... the ones that have a weathered look.  After die cutting them I added some splatters of red spray mist that I had on hand to give them an even more weathered look.  Off white cardstock was die cut with the largest Stitched Dot rectangle die and then I arranged the leaves.  The oak leaves were adhered flush to the panel and the maple leaves were popped up with foam tape.  I die cut the Grande Hello from brown glitter cardstock once and twice more from scrap cardstock and then adhered them together.  That was adhered with glue and then I attached my panel to a kraft cardstock base.   Adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

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TK said...

Gorgeous leaves, and a magnificent save!

Lisa Elton said...

Your leaves are awesome Rosemary and I love your sparkly sentiment! This is beautiful!

Greta said...

What a wonderful use of the ink on your work surface, Rosemary! The leaves do look like fallen ones, but way prettier! Love the glittery sentiment!

Lagene said...

Love these big stitched leaves, beautiful card!