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.
NO WORRY here, Kitty! Do you realize, they already are having School Sales in the stores???? You are RIGHT ON TIME with fall! LOL GORGEOUS WORK, & I LOVE the sentiment you chose too!!! KEEP PLAYING with those new toys! 😉
Beautiful card, Kittie!! Since fall is my favorite time for making cards, I love that sentiment, too! I agree about the white outline that is left when you stamp and then cut with matching dies. I HATE that look! LOL! I could never afford the matching dies for stamp sets anyway, but it never bothered me because I think they look stupid. I love dies and I love stamps – just don’t like that white outline you get using them together! LOL!!
The fall leaves are gorgeous. I had to click over to your video to see how you did them. I never thought to use eyeshadow sponges in my crafting. Perfect for small die cuts or getting into small spaces. Genius and they are inexpensive. I really love this card.
You always do such beautiful work with Autumn leaves!