I was making an Autumn wreath and had some leaves left over - and I never like to throw things out.
So, I made a card, which was inspired by a card made by Selena Kempton over at Stamping 411.
The Autumn Accents die was used to cut out some leaves in Summer Starfruit, Old Olive, and Soft Suede.
The leaves were folded in half and laid at right angles in the Woodgrain folder and embossed. They were then sponged with Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade and spritzed with water to blend the colors. After they were dry, they were spritzed with gold smooch. Two acorns were cut -one in Old Olive and one if Soft Suede. The top of the soft suede one was cut off and glued to the Old Olive one. After sponging with soft suede ink, Crystal effects was applied to the bottom half of the acorn. When dry it too was spritzed with gold smooch.
While the leaves were drying I prepared the rest of the card.
The card base is Island Indigo, layered with Very Vanilla and then a layer of Early Espresso core'dination card stock embossed with the Woodgrain folder and sanded.
The designer paper is from Orchard Harvest.
Ribbon: The white Organza ribbon was first colored with a Crumb Cake marker, then covered with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The ribbon was heat embossed very carefully as the ribbon will melt. The ribbon did wrinkle a bit, but I just pulled it to straighten it out.
Sentiment: From Itty Bitty Banners and die cut with the coordinating framelits.
The leaves were layered and attached to each other and the card using dimensionals.
Thank you Selena for your inspiration.