Speckled Leaf Wreath Card

May Your Home…

by Neva Cole

Handmade Thanksgiving Card featuring mulitcolored and layered leaf wreath made with Fireworks!, Walnut Ink and Memento Dual TIp Markers by Neva Cole.

It is Thanksgiving time, a time to reflect on the blessings in our life and the sentiment expressed in this stamp is ideal for the perfect Thanksgiving card. I wanted the image to pop with different colors so I decided to use a quick technique with Memento Dual Tip Markers and color directly on the stamp. Adding a wreath of fall colored leaves adds to the festive autumn feel of the card.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Directions

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Step 1

Multicolored fall leaves are quick and fun to create with Fireworks! and Walnut Ink. One sheet of white cardstock is spritzed with Fireworks in Lady Bug, Tangelo, and Dandelion. Another sheet is spritzed has Walnut Ink in Walnut, Terra Cotta, and Eucalyptus over the top of Tangelo and Dandelion Fireworks. Set aside to dry thoroughly.

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Step 2

Die cut circle from glossy cardstock. This technique gives great results with glossy cardstock. Place stamp on acrylic or other type of stamp alignment tool. Carefully color in sections of the rubber image with Memento Dual Tip Markers in desired colors. For this card I used Love Letter, Rich Cocoa, Potter’s Clay, Peanut Brittle, and Tangelo. The wheat image at the bottom of the stamp is NOT colored as I did not want to stamp this part of the image. To reactive the ink use the moisture of your breath by huffing on the surface of the stamp before stamping on the glossy cardstock.

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Step 3

Color the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment (leaving the wheat section uncolored). Chose one of the colors used in the stamp above; I used Potter’s Clay. Huff and Stamp on glossy cardstock and die cut with Spellbinders ribbon banners and pressure emboss.

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Step 4

Pressure emboss glossy cardstock with Cuttlebug Basket Weave. Run Memento Cantaloupe ink pad directly over the embossed surface to ink the raised portions. Ink edges with an InkBlusher.

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Step 5

Use an InkBlusher to ink the surface of the die cuts to match the color scheme of the card.

Step 6

From your spritzed sheets, die cut multiple leaves with Quickutz Maple Leaf or a leaf punch.

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Step 7

Adhere basket weave texture layer to the front of an A7 kraft cardstock base, and adhere the sentiment circle to that. Adhere leaves with glue dots in an inter-woven pattern alternating colors of leaves. By using small glue dots it is easy to place leaves around the circle and to lift edges where necessary. Tie coordinating ribbon into bow and adhere at the top of the leaf wreath. Adhere Happy Thanksgiving sentiment with dimensional foam adhesive.

Supplies

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Other
  • Spellbinders – Standard Circle Large and Ribbon Banners
  • Unity Stamp Company – . . . today, I am Thankful stamp set
  • Cuttlebug – Basket Weave embossing folder
  • Quickutz – Maple Leaf die
  • Cardstock – white, glossy white, kraft A7 card base
  • Acrylic blog or stamp positioner system
  • Die cut machine
  • Adhesive, glue dots, and dimensional foam adhesive

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