autumn leaves

Hello there – I’m back with an autumn birthday card today using the leaf die from Julie HIckey’s ‘delightful daisy’ set. I thought they’d work well with the layout from Freshly Made Sketches, picking up the right hand column from TicTacToe‘s grid. I’m also sharing it with Can You Handle The Pressure – I’ve embossed the card front, although not with their optional twist of leaves.

So my first step was to emboss the front of 6×6 card bkank with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘in the clouds’ folder. I then die cut three of the leaves in white card and blended Distress Oxides onto them in ‘barn door’, ripe persimmon’ & ‘dried marigold’, before gluing them onto the card front.

I cut a topper from Julie’s circle ‘layers & frames’ die set, blended ‘ripe persimmon’ around the edge and stamped the sentiment in ‘potting soil’. I didn’t want it to sit too high off the card front, to glued a small piece of card onto the back (rather than a foam pad) and then attached it to the card front. I added a few brown Glossies around the leaves.

Now I was going to leave it here, but it felt like something was missing. I left it for a while to ponder and then decided to add a frame, cut in dark brown card using one of Julie’s square ‘layres, frame & banners’ dies. The die cuts a great narrow border but the only problem is that it can distort out of shape. I’ve discovered a top tip – after applying the glue, I sat the centre card that was cut out of the frame on the card front as a guide to get it to sit square, making sure the frame then followed the card edge. Job done!

Thanks for dropping in again. I’m away with friends for the weekend after a very busy week, but more of that tomorrow!

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