Hello! Today is the start of a brand new Inky Paws Challenge, and the theme is fall. I just love the gorgeous colors of the leaves in the inspiration photo and decided to focus on them for my card.
I started by die-cutting a bunch of leaves with the Autumn Leaves Die set from Newton’s Nook. I first cut the leaves out of watercolor cardstock and then inked them up with various colors of distress ink. Next, I die-cut the leaves out of brown cardstock, arranging the dies in the position I wanted the leaves to “fall”. Once I had die-cut all of the leaves, I embossed the negative piece with a wood-grain embossing folder.
I heat-embossed a sentiment from Lovely Blooms onto a strip of vellum, which I wrapped around the embossed panel. After adhering the panel to an ivory card, I glued down the leaves, curling up their edges, and the veins in the negative spaces. I added some Nuvo Drops in coordinating colors for a little more interest and dimension. I felt the card still needed something, however, so I die-cut two acorns with the Autumn Leaves dies. Once I had inked them up with distress inks and assembled them, I adhered them to the vellum strip.
Thank you for stopping by! This challenge will run through Friday, October 20th. Be sure to link up a project by midnight CST to have a chance at winning a $20 gift certificate to Newton’s Nook Designs!