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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

autumnal leaves tutorial

Thank you for stopping by. I made a few autumnal cards the other day, with leaves made from gold card stock. I was asked a few times how I made the leaves. So here a tutorial on how I made the leaves. I made two versions, one plain and one embossed.

I cut two sets of leaves with the tattered leaves die from Tim Holtz.

I embossed one of the set of leaves with a corresponding embossing folder to give it more definition.

Here you see the difference of the plain and the embossed leaves.

I added some colour to the gold leaves by dabbing some alcohol inks on them. This way they look more like autum leaves.

Here again the difference between plain and embossed.

I wanted to give the leaves a bit of a tattered look so I covered them with black paint.
I let it dry a little and then wiped the excess off. This gives the leaves more depth.

I got these tiny note cards in a sale somewhere and decided to distress them a little to add to my card that I am making with the leaves.
I made a background for my leaves by cutting a big postage stamp and stamped it with a mesh stamp. I then sprinkled frantage embossing granules over it and heat set it by heating  from underneath the paper so the granules don't blow away. I love this look.

I inked my card base, and stamped my note card and now put it all together.

I wrapped a ribbon around the postage topper and tied it in a bow. I stuck it to the base and glued the leaves and the sentiment card on the card and voila!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a crafty day!

Take care and hopefully until next time.

Frederique











8 comments:

  1. beautiful... love the alcohol inking part.... fun!!

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    1. Thanks Anna, yes it was fun indeed. This way you can give them any color you want! It was a tip given to me on fb.

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    1. Thanks dearest Peggy, I hope to see some of your creations again soon xxx

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    1. Cheers dearest Shell, I just finished another card with the plain ones lol.

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  4. Looks lovely, think i need more them inks ,got some but not used them yet xx

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    1. Thank you Pauline, alcohol inks are so versatile. I love working with them...

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