Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Cards

Fall Cards using my Homemade Leaves

Fall is my time of the Year......the deep blue sky, the chill in the air, football games, the changing colors in the trees, the sound of leaves under your feet.  I saw a technique on You Tube by Dawn5377 and I Just had to try it. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and take the time to try it.  Please let me know in the comments section what you think or if you have any questions.  I would love for you to follow my blog and share with me as we do what we love.

CTMH Suplies I Used
  • Card stock; Colonial white, Ponderosa pine, Autumn Terricotta, Gold rush, Barn red, Flaxen
  • Inks; Olive, Bamboo, Desert sand, Cashmere, Honey, Autumn teraccotta, gypsy, Indian corn
  • Pearl paint, Honey re-inker, spray bottle
  • Twine, Burlap ribbon
  • Stamp Sets; Distressed Backgrounds (chicken wire), So Grateful, The Present, Treasure Life, Huntington (wood grain, leaves)
  • My homemade Leaves
Non-CTMH Supplies
  • Spellbinders leaf dies
  • Embossing folders
  • Leaf brads
To make your cards cut your card stock at 11" x 4 1/4" and fold in half for your card base.
Cut a piece of Colonial white 5 1/4" x 4 to use as your background.  To make the background I just stamped with multiple stamps and inks to get the look I wanted.  Let it dry for awhile then mix a small amount of pearl paint and a drop of honey re-inker on your craft sheet. I took a dry paper towel scrunched it up and dabbed it in the paint and applied it to my background sheet. Assemble back ground to card base. Add a strip of burlap ribbon. You will have to use a strong adhesive to stick down the burlap.  I used score tape,Then I cut a 3" x 3" piece of card stock to place my leaves and sentiment on. On the inside I added a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Colonial card stock to stamp my sentiment and image.  I also stamped a image on the front of my envelope to match my card.
My favorite thing about the card (besides my leaves of course) was making my background.
I hope you take time to try this technique.  I would love to see what you c ome up with. Please feel free to share a link to your art work in the comments section.
Stay Curious Crafters!

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