Saturday, 21 October 2017

Falling leaves

I'm going to be waxing lyrical about the joys of having a stamping platform again in this post, sorry if I'm getting too evangelical about it but it has advantages I'd never dreamed of before I got it, like in this case being able to ink different areas of the same stamp repeatedly to layer colours.

The leaf background is a large stamp, I think when I got it it was called a "texture mat", and today I inked it first all over with yellow  and stamped it lightly to give a base for the colours, then sponged on inks, one at a time, in orange, greens and browns, stamping between each application, so that in some places the colours blended.

The copper leaves are cut with a "Die Cutting Essentials" freebie and the orange ones with dies from a mixture of Spellbinders sets. That pretty copper peel off border is some left from a bundle of peel offs I bought from QVC many, many years ago.

I am sharing this with
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Autumn Colours
Dies R Us - Leaves


  1. OH WOW ... this is so cool! I love your design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Leaves’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Gorgeous card, love the colours and the die cut leaves
    Hugs Kaz xx

  3. Beautiful job on the background stamp. awesome job on the whole card it's gorgeous

  4. This is a really beautiful card and your stamped background is gorgeous. Barbxx

  5. Gorgeous Autumnal card, love the stamped leaves and the die cuts over the top look fabulous! Thank you for joining our 'Autumn Colours' challenge over at Sparkles Challenge this month, I do hope you'll be able to join us again soon,
    Love Jacky x Sparkles DT

  6. This is so gorgeous Jane. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  7. Love these autumnal leaves and the fact that your stamping platform is inspiring you x

  8. Stunning card, Jane! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT


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