Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Mother Nature's Box of Crayons!

Recently I purchased some stencils, and have been waiting for an opportunity to use them.  Now that I am between release and design team commitments, I am having a play with my new toys.

Stencil:  Leaf One Stencil
Stamp:   Autumn, Set of 6 
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I love all things fall, so I really had fun with this stencil.  I used some ivory card stock, and cut it into an A2 card.  

I used various 'fall colors' of distress ink, and my brush applicators, with the Leaf One stencil to add the different leaves.  I overlapped some, and layered them on in a cascading type of design.  I just brushed the color through the individual leaves in the stencil, overlapping and varying my colors.

I stamped the verse from the Autumn Set of 6 set to stamp the verse with Ranger Archival ink in my Misti.
It was very difficult for me to stop there, and not add some embellishments, or layers.  
I'm not a CAS type of card maker.  Sometimes, however, a design just really needs to stand on it's own.  That's how I felt about these leaves. 

On the inside, I added a couple of the leaves, and and the Leaves Turn SDX160 verse. 

 I am adding my card to these challenges:
AAA Cards - Up to one third
Allsorts Challenge - Trees and leaves
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  - Anything goes
Simply Less Is More - Typography

UPDATE:  I am adding a video to show my technique.  
My YouTube Technique Video

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy your visits and comments.  



  1. Beautiful! I love fall. Leaves and trees are my favorite things to stamp and color!

  2. I love your creation! Your bio says you’re from Rochester! I live in Rochester/Greece!!! Awesome card.

  3. Love the layered stencilling and colours:)

  4. A beautiful Autumnal creation, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Trees and Leaves' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous card, beautiful cas design.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts "Trees and Leaves"- week;-))m

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, can't wait for the tutorial!

  7. Wonderful card, love the colours of Autumn. Wish I could get hold of this stencil Tfs x

  8. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts with your lovely creation!

  9. Oh gorgeous! Love your fabulous leaves and their glorious colours. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  10. Outstanding work!! This is one stunning card. Fabulous video.

  11. Wow, Linda! This is simply stunning. Love the colours you chose and the placement of the words, as well as the words themselves. Wonderful :-)
    Cath x

  12. Fabulous stencilling! Those leave look amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  13. And THIS is exactly why I'm loving stencils more and more. This is just stunningly beautiful. What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  14. Your card is stunning, Lynda! Thanks so much for sharing a super 'how to' video! :)

  15. Beautiful. Love how you overlapped the colours.


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