In my last post I shared 2 ways to use the new Mini Autumn Leaves die set from The Stamp Market, and today I’ve got 2 more to show you. If the white-on-white look wasn’t quite colourful enough for your liking, and if ink blending sounded like more of a time investment than you were willing to make, then these cards are for you!
Design 1: Colourful Leafy Background
Grab some cardstock in your favourite fall colours – and maybe even some non-fall colours – and get that die cutting machine ready. For this card, I chose Colour Crush cardstock shades of Greenery, Fuschia, Party Pink, Blush, Melon, Leafy and Citrine, cutting a variety of leaves and veins from each. After assembling them, I heat embossed the sentiment “thankful for you” from the Sincere Sentiments stamp set in the middle of a white card panel cut just a little smaller than my card base.
I played with the arrangement for a while until each leaf exactly where I wanted it, then adhered them all to the white panel. Because some of my leaves hung over the edge, I used my super sharp scissors to neatly trim off the excess before mounting it on a layer of craft foam and attaching it to the card base. Things could have stopped there, but… we need a little embellishment action, right? Right! A couple of subtle white sequins did the trick!
Design 2: Using up the leftovers
Ok, I know this isn’t a completely different way to use the dies (previously I showed you white on white, ink blended, and today, cardstock leaves), but this final design is a way to ensure your colourful leaves don’t go to waste! I didn’t have enough to make another full background, so instead I tucked a few in small arrangements around another sentiment from the Sincere Sentiments stamp set.
For the background of this card, I used the Criss Cross Background Stamp and Leafy ink, then layered that piece on top of a panel in the same colour. Even though this stamp has lots of fine lines, I’ve found that placing it in my stamp positioning tool, and putting a layer of craft foam underneath before stamping the image leaves me with a perfect impression every time. No repeat stamping needed!
After adhering the little leaf clusters, I layered my sentiment piece on top of Greenery cardstock, backed it with craft foam, and placed it in the middle of the card. Lots of leaves, lots of layers, and in the end, a really cute card (if I may say so myself!)
And there you have it! I hope you’ve got some crafting plans coming up this weekend, and perhaps some fun fall activities too. See you back here next week!