Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thinking of You - Leaves

Hi there, Yogi here today on the Quietfire Creations blog using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die "Thinking of You" (also available on Quietfire Design  HERE) as well as the "Woodland Leaves" die set as a stencil, to emboss and as a regular die... So many options with one die set BIG GRIN. I'm also using the  soft finish cardstock which is fabulous with Pan Pastels and other media.


 Scored and folded my black cardstock (5"w x 7"h).

Cut a piece of white cardstock  and ran through my machine with all the leaf die shapes, repeating until I had a pleasing arrangement for my stencil.

Cut a piece of soft finish cardstock and used various autumn colors of Pan Pastels through the stencil. (PS Pan Pastels work fabulously on the soft finish cardstock...). Trimmed down, wrapped a piece of dark green/gold Sari ribbon, and adhered to card front.

Used the drop out leaves from the stencil and layered/adhered 2 of them together to use to emboss my design. Positioned them on my machine and sandwiched with the Spellbinders Tan mat. Ran through my machine. Trimmed down. Hit the high points with Distress "Wild Honey" and "Scattered Straw". Ran "Ground Espresso" around the edge and adhered to card front with 3D foam tape.

Die cut the "Thinking of You" from blue fun foam. Heat shrunk. Inked with Versamark and embossed with Hot Stuff "Burnt Copper Leaves" embossing powder. Repeated to get a thick coating. Adhered to card.

Die cut some leaves from black cardstock. Scored veins using a small balled stylus. Painted with ArtQuest Pearlescent watercolor set. Adhered to card.

Final touch, tied a triple loop fork bow and added  a heart button in the center.

Hope you give some of these techniques a try. Lots of fun. BIG GRIN

4 comments:

  1. so pretty!! Love the soft colours!!

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  2. Very clever how you did the lettering, Yogi! I must try it!

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