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:

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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!

Vanessa

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

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13 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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