Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Leaves with Vanessa

Hello everyone! Vanessa here today with a card inspired by the falling leaves. Although I am a summer person, I love the colors of fall. And creating fall-themed projects! The new "A Tree for All Seasons" stamps and the matching digital elements make it so easy to create fun projects for this time of the year. I played with the acorn leaf from the Digital Elements set for this card:


To create this, I die-cut larger versions of the beautiful leaf from white cardstock. Then I used an ink blending tool and various Distress Inks to color them. Starting on the edges, I applied more and more ink in circular motions until I was satisfied. On some leaves, I used a darker color for the edges. I trimmed a kraft cardstock panel slightly smaller than the red cardbase, inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and adhered it to the card. Then I stamped my sentiment onto the largest leaf and adhered the leaves to the card. For more dimension, I used foam tape for the top leaves. Finally, I added some orange sequins. 

You could make a whole bunch of cards this way, perfect for Thanksgiving! Just die-cut lots of leaves and ink them in various colors and you are almost finished. It is so much fun to create them! 
Thanks for visiting today, I hope to have inspired you!


Ranger Distress Inks, Ink Blending Tool - Tsukineko ink - Pretty Pink Posh sequins

w&w supplies:


  1. beautiful!! nice inking on the leaves!! awesome!!
    Moxie Craftie

  2. Wow those leaves are so vivid and beautiful on that kraft the addition of sequins.

  3. Beautiful card! Great technique! I have to try it!

  4. gorgeous.. love the bold fun Autumn colors.. lovely card

  5. Vanessa's card is gorgeous! W&W 's cut files are an endless source for creativity!

  6. Beautiful colours and love that the leaves look so stiff and crunchy!

  7. Beautiful card Vanessa and just perfect for the season.
    Kate xx

  8. DELIGHTFUL card Vanessa!!!
    LOVE your BOLD & BEAUTIFUL design, LOVE your BIG leaves and LOVE your STRIKING inking - LOVE IT ALL => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  9. I always wonder what to do with my sequins. Now I know. Anything!


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