Thursday, January 14, 2021

Leaves on the Wall

Over the years people have collected and pressed leaves. Others have created art while others just enjoy playing in a big pile of leaves. Either way, images of leaves can be used to express just about anything. Check out this one.


Leaves on the Wall


Stamps:
   Vintage Leaves
   Rose Wonder

Paper:
   Crumb Cake A-2
   Basic Black 5-3/8 x 4-1/8
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scraps

Ink:
   Crumb Cake
   Pumpkin Pie
   Sweet Sugarplum
   Archival Basic Black

Technique:
   Die Cutting
   Dry Embossing

Accessories:
   Rose Garden Thinlits Dies
   Leaflits Framelits Dies
   Brick Wall Embossing Folder
   Linen Thread 
   Basic Pearl Jewels
   Glue Dots
   Dimensionals
   Adhesive

Did you know that you can take a leaf from a fruit tree and know the fruit it will bear? All you have to do is tear the leaf in half and smell it. The leaf will smell the same as the fruit it will bear. Here is another card with another purpose, but using the same materials. Notice the subtleties that make each card unique.


Leaves on the Wall Too

So, my first step was to ink up my Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with my Sweet Sugarplum Classic Ink Pad. I applied ink to the smooth side of the embossing folder. I then carefully placed my Whisper White panel inside the folder, making sure it did not shift or move. I then ran it through my embossing machine. Make sure you clean your folder when you are done.

Next, I stamped and die cut my leaves. I used Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie ink. Using the Vintage Leaves stamp set, I stamped two large leaves and two small ones. I then die cut them using the Leaflits Framelits Dies.

I added linen thread to my large leaf. I used a glue dot to hold the linen thread in place on the back of the leaf. I then just wrapped it around the leaf pulling it around each indentation on the middle section. I added another glue dot to hold the thread on the back. I used about 36" of thread.

I then arranged these leaves and attached them to the brick wall using dimensionals. I tied a bow with linen thread and adhered it with a glue dot where the stems crossed. 

I then stamped my frames and sentiments with my Archival Basic Black Ink Pad. I die cut these using the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. These were also attached using dimensionals.

I then adhered these panels onto the Basic Black cardstock and then onto the card fronts. I like to add a 5-1/4 x 4" Whisper White panel to the inside of the card as well. So, you actually need 4 panels, instead of 2. 

Lastly, add a few pearls to the sentiment on each card.

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2 comments:

  1. Wonderful sympathy card. Love the brick BG.

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  2. I love the way to used the embossing folder for the brick wall. I've done that a few times, and I love the effect. Great card!

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