We are starting the transition from summer to fall here in Toronto, Canada; this means that the leaves are just starting to change in color, providing us with an amazing palette in each tree branch.
I just love this picture (right in my backyard!); it demonstrates how fall starts to color the world with vivid, vibrant, and bright hues.
To create my project, I wanted to bring the colors of the leaves to my card. And what better to bring that fall feeling than scattered leaves? The shape of the leaves in the new Craft-A-Flower: Open Peony Layering Die Set is just beautiful and perfect for this card panel.
I am using the Craft-A-Flower: Open Peony Layering Die Set to cut a series of leaves from white cardstock. I made sure to have three leaves from each design, then double the number of leaves, plus a few extras (about 15 leaves altogether).
To reach the colors of the leaves (in the picture), I used an ink blending tool to combine Blush Crisp Dye Ink and Rouge Crisp Dye Ink for the light pink leaves, Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink, Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Ink, and Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink for the fuchsia leaves, and Parrot Crisp Dye Ink and Olive Crisp Dye Ink for the green leaves.
Once the leaves were colored, I stacked two of them together (this added dimension and stability to the die-cuts) and then glued them onto my A2 card panel. I trimmed the panel by a quarter of an inch on each side and used a piece of chipboard -cut smaller than the panel – to create a bit of dimension on the card.
The You Matter Die Set provided the perfect sentiment for this fall inspired card. I used white cardstock to create the sentiment word but used matte gold cardstock to create the shadow/offset and the sentiment strip. I like the warm tone of the gold on the card; it warms up the tone of the color of the leaves. The small crystals just add a bit of shine to the card.
I just love how this fall inspired card turned out! Now it is your turn to create a project of your own inspired by this month's challenge image and get a chance to win prizes! I cannot wait to see what you will create!
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- You may enter the challenge as many times as you wish!
- Challenge ends on September 30, 2022, at 11:55 pm EDT.
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