Monday, October 22, 2012

Life Like Leaves

Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and be inspired by this lovely fall photo.  
I just happened to stumble across a video tutorial by a lady named RaeDeen from Iowa on Stampin' Connection on how to make die cut leaves look more real.  Oh yes, she nailed it!  So I tried to make them myself.  AWESOME!!  I love how they turned out!! Looks so fab with the woodgrain embossing folder, too!

At first I wasn't sure about the smaller, lighter colored leaf, but I think it adds a nice touch.  In this close up shot, you have to check out the spines, the spots and the layers of sponging.  Also, before crumbling the card stock, I spritzed it with the gold shimmer spritz.  It's hard to tell how much it's just enough.  

Click on the photo to enlarge the image!!

I don't think the lady that made this has it on You Tube...I couldn't find it.  So here we go......
In words, this is how I did it:
1. Die cut the maple leaf shape out of Daffodil Delight.
2. Using your stylus from the scoring tool, make the lines for the spines. Then trace it in with the Early Espresso marker....the small tip side.
3. Sponge the leaf all over with More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler.  I did it in that order for the one on the left and I used Early Espresso and Cherry Cobber and Always Artichoke on the right.
4. Using the Spritzer Tool...spritz the leaf with the Early Espresso marker.
5. Spray with a shimmer paint/alcohol mix then crumple up.
6. Open it up and let dry.

ALL DONE!  I guess I need to get on the ball and start making videos.  

Happy Fall Y'all and Happy Stamping!!


Margaret said...

Your leaves are gorgeous on this wonderful card! I really need to try this! TFS!!

WitchyFingers said...

Loving those leaves - they're fab! Great card too :-)