Good Sunday morning. I have a colorful fall leaves with die cuts card to share with you today. I know we are in the middle of summer right now but I love playing with new toys. I just got the Rubbernecker 3019 Splatter Leaves Stamps and 3019D Splatter Leaves Dies this week and couldn’t wait to see what I could do with them. I used the 5131D Square Combo # 1 OPC to frame the sentiment and attach my leaves.
Did you know that Distress Inks stay wet long enough to emboss with them? I use them to stamp and emboss sentiments all the time but I never remember to mention it. I secured the stamp and cardstock in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment on white cardstock using Vintage Photo ink, applied Ranger super fine clear embossing powder and heated. I use super fine powder for all my embossing. The fine powder is especially perfect for fine sentiments.
I applied double stick tape to the back of the two largest frames to attach them together. Next, I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it over the sentiment on the card base.
Coloring Fall Leaves with Die Cuts
I began by cutting two sets of leaves out using white cardstock. I didn’t want to have the outline of the leaf stamped. I just wanted the inner markings to show so I used a brown marker to apply the ink. I lined up the acrylic block and stamp over each die cut leaf and stamped. I used mini applicators to apply inks to color the leaves. I applied the Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick in patches on the leaves and then used Wild Honey to shade over all three inks to blend them together. Take a look at my Leaves with Distress Inks tutorial if you would like to see step by step pictures of my process. I used a few different ink colors in the tutorial but the process is the same. I also have a little short video tutorial on YouTube.
Thanks for coming by to see my fall leaves with die cuts project. I hope you have a great Sunday and that you take some time to get your fingers inky.