Lexicon of Leaves

Glitter-leaf

I really enjoyed making this card today and I hope you like it! I was trying to think of a way to really make the leaf pop…so here's what I came up with. I started with a piece of watercolor paper, and I brushed on Pumpkin Pie, Really Ruse and Ruby Red ink with my Aquapainter (pretty heavily), then I dried it with my heat tool to try and get it to become flat again (it warps when it's drenched with water).

Next I applied Versamark over the whole square of watercolor paper, and then sprinkled on Heat & Stick powder. I melted that with my heat tool, sprinkled on dazzling diamonds glitter, and re-heated it to set the glitter.

I stamped the big leaf image in Black StazOn ink on a window sheet the same size as the glittery watercolor paper. Next I sprayed my glittery watercolor paper with spray adhesive, and pressed my stamped window sheet down onto it.

For the rest of the card I used More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Basic Black and Very Vanilla CS. I used Whisper White taffeta ribbon and I colored it with my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker. I also used some of the vanilla brads from the hodgepodge kit, and I rolled them in my StazOn pad to make them black. I used the Texturz Plates for the Big Shot, and Word Window and Modern Label punches.

Thanks for stopping by!

5 thoughts on “Lexicon of Leaves

  1. Okay Kerin, seriously… WOW! I love this card. And I just got the aqua pens so I am going to have to try this on my water color paper I received from you. Beautifully amazing. Now I just need to get me some dazzling diamonds with my next order. That stuff is amazing!

  2. This card is beautiful to look at, especially on a crisp fall day like today. I love the combination of colors and the sparkle says winter is just around the corner!!! LOVE IT!

  3. Oooh Kerin, this is truly beautiful! I’ve not seen anything like it…very unique! What a neat technique…thanks for sharing that!
    Hope you’re have a great Sunday hun! : )

  4. Can you please give sizes so I canmake this card? It’s so beautiful!! It’s just the card I needed to give my SIL & BIL for their anniversary!
    tfs, Lara

  5. Phew, I’m exhausted just reading how you made this card! But, clearly it was worth all that effort – simply stunning!

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