Sunday, September 27, 2015

Faux Leaf Technique

Happy Sunday - again :)

Just relaxing while dinner is cooking - thought I'd post my Technique Card from class this month.  We used the Faux Leaf Technique using some of the new toys in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue.  I can't take credit for this beautiful layout.  I CASED it from fellow demonstrator Deb Mauch.  Here is Deb's card …

… and here is my version ...

I love how realistic these leaves are!  More than one stamper thought they WERE real!

T get the look we stamped the leaves from Vintage Leaves with Definitely Dijon on Crushed Curry card stock.  We punched them out using the corresponding framelits and then just sponged, sponged, sponged with Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobbler inks.  We creased the leaved for more texture and attached them to the card base with glue dots.  The background was made using the Woodlands Textured Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from For All Things, inched out with the large oval punch.  The little leaf on the sentiment is from Among the Branches.  I pooped the sentiment up on dimensionals, added a bow made with bakers twine (gotta use glue dots!) and wa-low!  A stunning fall card.  I actually made up a few extras but with a "Happy Birthday" sentiment.  you can never have too many birthday cars on hand!

Think I'll go see what the littles are up to … haven't seen them much this weekend.

Have yourself a relaxing, stampy evening :)



  1. Thanks for sharing. Will CASE it also. Had to giggle while reading your description when I came to the sentence. " I POOPED the sentiment up on dimensionals" Somedays that could be true.

    1. *lol* - oops - can you tell I don't proof read my posts? … and yes, it certainly could!