Hello fellow crafters! I don’t know about you, but I love love love fall. The oppressing heat finally goes away, the leaves turn to all kinds of colors, the grapes are ripe in the vineyards and beg to be … borrowed 😉
By applying first a light shade of color, and then adding a darker shade of the same color family to the edges of the leaves, you can create a wonderful realistic effect. And the stitching on the leaves – swoon! For the stitching to come out well, I found that using heavier paper does the trick: there’s simply more for the dies to sink into and leave that impression.
I also used heavy watercolor paper (almost like card stock) for the entire card. It has a wonderful texture that enhances the leaves and the overall “natural” look that I was going for. You can also see that on the stitched border I have around my front panel, which was cut with the Mama Elephant Basic Set Creative Cuts.
The background of my card was stamped with a few tiny images which are part of the DeNami Design Petit Four Autumn Stamp set. If you are looking at the MtDS store for shopping, try the Lawn Fawn Thank you Tags or Sweater Weather stamps sets – they too have tiny leaves, nuts, and even a pumpkin which are perfect for this season!
The sentiment was cut with Wplus9’s Hand Lettered Hello die from adhesive wood veneer sheets – they come in a pack of ten and you can pick the color that goes best with your card. For mine, I choose one of the darker colors to make the word stand out more. And the texture, oh this beautiful texture…
To finish the card off, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in matching fall colors – I know, not very “natural”, but a girl needs her bling.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and I hope you have a beautiful fall weekend!
- Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies
- Mama Elephant Basic Sets Creative Cuts
- Ranger Distress Inks
- Wplus9 Hand lettered hello die
- DeNami Design Petit Four Autumn Stamp Set
- Adhesive backed wood veneer sheet
- Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Mossy Green Sequins
- Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Lemon Meringue Sequins
- Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Espresso Sequins
- Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Metallic Gold Sequins
- Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sand Sequins
- Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Pumpkin Sequins
- Hero Arts Forever Green
- Hero Arts Pumpkin Pie
- Hero Arts Just Rust
- Avery Elle Vino
I’m submitting this card to the following challenges also: The Card Concept #19, using the Clean and Layered Style. Even though my card does have layers, I feel that I kept it as CAS as I could; Addicted to Stamps and More #114 “CAS”; and CASE study #210.