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!
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Take care and hopefully until next time.