ID: MC Oct/11 - Leaves - A Shoulder easel card
7"w x 5"h

Created: October 29, 2011

One of the challenges this week is to use trees/leaves and I really love this leaves set ("Falling Leaves #SS078") from Flourishes.

I'm also using a sentiment and quote stamp from Quietfire Design

I cut a piece of white cardstock the size of my card 5" x 7" and masked of my border area (1") with post it notes. I applied some Distress colors on my craft mat (Forest Moss, Dried Marigold, Barn Door & Mustard Seed). I then arranged all the small leaves on an acrylic block  and pressed them in the various colors and stamped the border around the card. I then stamped the same arranged stamps with Black Onyx Versafine pad. I sponged some colors around the edges (Scattered Straw & Brushed Corduroy). I removed the post it and arranged them along my border. Sponged all the colors from my leaves, misted with water and dried. Applied gold Peel Off lines. Stamped my quote with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with gold embossing powder. Adhered the real leaf, that I had dried with my Lee Valley flower press, in the right hand corner, using Golden's Matte Medium. adhered this panel to the front of my easel card. Added the amber half pearls.

Stamped the two larger leaves from the set, masking one of them. Painted those with watercolor and cut out the reddish one so I could bend it to become the stopper of the card. I also outlined the shadow area with an HB pencil and blended with a paper stump.

I sponged the colors from the leaves on a scrap piece of white cardstock, misted with water, dried and die cut two leaves (Tim's Sizzix "Tattered Leaves" die). Adhered them together and stamped the sentiment with the Vintage Sepia, embossing with the gold, adhered to card. Sponged the edges with the Scattered Straw. Shadowed the leaves with the pencil.

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