Cajun Craze Sunflower-Nacho Average Challenge #56
Gorgeous Grunge

Leaf Stamping

Fall is my favorite time of the year, and I wanted to create a fall-themed card using the leaf stamping technique.  So fun and easy to do.  And the possibilities are endless. You'll never look at a leaf the same way again! 

(Be sure to view my flower stamping and apple stamping tutorials.)

I am also submitting this card for this week's CASology challenge.  The cue word is "autumn."

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Here was my inspiration.  The Gamble Oaks are beginning to turn. This is why I love fall!

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I used a leaf from one of the many, many Gamble Oaks we have around our property. 

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I attached it to a clear-mount block using a little SNAIL Adhesive. I inked it up using More Mustard and Ruby Red craft ink spots.  You could also paint it using acrylic paints. 

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And then stamped!  I got 2-3 stampings with 1 inking.  I actually made 8 of these cards for a fall-themed card swap using the same leaf just reinked in between each card.

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TIPS: Be sure to set it aside to dry completely.  And be sure to clean the ink off your fingers before you assemble the card.  I ended up with a few smudge marks on the first couple of card bases, so I got out my Cajun Craze marker and Color Spritzer Tool and spritzed on some color to help hide the smudges.  I liked the result so much, that I added spritzed color to the rest of the cards.

And don't forget to add a coordinating envelope using the used grid sheet work paper, Big Shot, and Envelope Liner Framelit!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Truly Grateful

Ink: More Mustard and Ruby Red craft ink spots, Cajun Craze marker

Paper: Glossy White, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, grid sheet work paper

Accessories: leaf, Clear-Mount Block, Color Spritzer Tool, Big Shot, Envelope Liner Framelit

Happy Stampin'!