I have an autumnal card for you today and it certainly is beginning to feel like autumn here in Bournemouth! There is definitely a chill in the air now. I love the colours that emerge this time of year as the leaves change and that is what I tried to achieve with my card.
I used the inlaid die cut technique. I started with a couple of pieces of card from my leftover stash that were already inked. The colours were very autumnal. I die cut the leaves using an awesome die set by Impression Obsession that Darnell kindly sent me as a pressi! Thank you so much Darnell! Once cut, I then added some extra Distress Inks to bring out the colour that was already there. I was going to just stick the leaves onto the black panel but then decided to inlay them instead so I diecut the leaf shapes into the panel then glued it to the card base and inlaid the inked leaves into the panel. I love the look this gives. The leaves are such gorgeous shapes! I chose not to add a sentiment as I didn't want to cover up any of the leaves and the bonus is, I can use the card for any occasion!
I was left with some black leaves so I made this card too!
I quickly inked a background, its not my best job! Die cut the leaves and inlaid the black leaves this time. As its not so vibrant as the first card, I sprayed the whole thing with glimmer mist to add a little 'something'. I prefer the first one but I quite like the second one too. I also now have more coloured leaves left to use on another project! I am sure I will be making some more autumnal cards!
I would like to enter the following the challenges:
PaperArtsy - Die Cuts - One of the fab DT posts is a jar where a leaf mask has been stencilled around to create a wonderful decorative piece - when I saw that, I just had to use leaves on my project!
Pixie's Snippets Playground - use snippets - my leaves were from snippets of card.
Both are awesome challenges - definitely worth a peek!
Thank you so much for visiting me! I appreciate it more than you know! Take care. Christine xxx