Thursday, October 25, 2012

Autumn leaves with Distress Stains

Oh my goodness it has been such a long time since I posted to my blog! I am sorry that I have neglected it for so long and I will try to do better.

I was asked by a friend to make the invitations for her 85th birthday party with fall colors. I made 3 different cards for her to choose from and she chose this one. The card base is actually cream not white as it looks here. To make this leaf I colored the stamp with Distress markers, spritzed with water, stamped onto watercolor paper and then cut out the leaf with scissors.

When she told me she needed 100 I knew that this would be a mammoth undertaking as the stamp would have to be cleaned before each stamping and cutting out 100 leaves with scissors left me thinking that there had to be an easier way! Later she upped the number of cards she needed to 175 so then I knew for sure I had to find a better way!

This tutorial is what I came up with using Distress Stains and a maple leaf die from Spellbinders.

This is the new card.


JD said...

Great to see you back, Jennie, You were missed. Nice card...and thank you for the tutorial on how you colored that realistic looking leaf.

Eret said...

Very beautiful cards. I love them both. I actully like the second one bit more. The leaf looks so real :)

Loz said...

Beautiful card and fantastic tutorial Jennie...Loz