Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Playing with Leaves!

Hello!  Susie on the blog today with more fall leaves.

One of my favorite things to do with my crafty friends is to play with the exact same rubber stamp and see how different the finished card, tag, atc, layout or page ends up!  I really love the  amazing detail in the large oak leaf stamp in Terri Sproul's Leaves Rubber Stamp set, so I thought I would make a couple of different style cards to share with you today!

Time to play...

Leaves Rubber Stamp Set Sheet by Terri Sproul
Scribble Hearts & Elements Mixed Media Set by Pam Bray
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Gathered Twigs
Patterned paper


  • Position leaf stamp on a stamp platform and select inks. 

  • Starting with the lightest color first, apply ink to stamp surface. 

  • Create a variegated effect by inking parts of the stamp with different colors.  
  • Continue adding colors until you are happy with the results.

Now you can take that image and create a CAS (clean and simple) card by adding a stamped sentiment, like this "thankful" one from Pam Bray's Scribble Hearts & Elements Mixed Media Set.  (I think it is perfect for this time of year, don't you?)

Or you can take the exact same image and distress and ink the edges, add layers and twine and a charm... create a totally different kind of card!

Whatever your style, the important thing is to start with a great image and have fun!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

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