Thursday, November 15, 2012


Fall Leaves Tutorial

Today I have a quick tutorial to show you how to make some real-looking fall leaves. Take a look! 

  •  Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, So Saffron
  • Ink: Real Red, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
  • Accessories: Autumn Accents Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Sponge, Gold Smooch Spritz, Water Mister

I started off by cutting out one leaf in Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, and So Saffron.

Sponge the So Saffron leaf first with Daffodil Delight, then with Pumpkin Pie. Now take the pumpkin Pie ink pad and tap it lightly on top of the leaf. Do the same on the More Mustard leaf by sponging with Pumpkin Pie then Cajun Craze and tapping Cajun Craze ink on the leaf. Do the same on the Pumpkin Pie leaf by sponging with Cajun Craze then Real Red and tapping Real Red ink on the leaf.

Here you can see the leaves sponged around the edges with the two colors. 

Now here they are after you've tapped the ink pad lightly on top of the leaf. It creates a splotchy look. 

Now fold your leaf in half.

Place your leaves in the Woodgrain embossing folder at an angle. 

Then run it through the Big Shot and un-fold your leaves.

Sponge the leaves lightly with Early Espresso ink, just to bring out the textured veins.

Mist your leaves with water and wad them up into a small ball.

Un-fold your leaves almost all the way and let them dry. You may have some that tear, that’s okay.

Now spritz your leaves with Gold Smooch Spritz.

Now you have some realistic and slightly sparkly leaves to use on your next fall project! Come back tomorrow to see the card that I used them on!