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!
I am also submitting this card for this week's CASology challenge. The cue word is "autumn."
Here was my inspiration. The Gamble Oaks are beginning to turn. This is why I love fall!
I used a leaf from one of the many, many Gamble Oaks we have around our property.
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.
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.
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!
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