A Heart2Heart Challenge
For this week’s October challenge you can create anything you desire, so I decided to play with one of my favorite metal die set – the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts. These thin cuts have been one of my favorites this fall, and I am going to be so sad to see them go in only a few short days. You have through October 31st♥ to snag these gems and to join us at the Heart2Heart blog for this month’s challenges.
The Layered Leaves thin cuts brought me such joy when I was creating, that I made THREE cards to share with you today. I wanted to show multiple ways that you could use these metal dies♥ and inspire you to join one of our challenges. The first card I designed, Thanksgiving Tree Trimming, was created by cutting a maple leaf from watercolor paper.
After the leaf was cut, I created a background with watercolor paints, let it dry, then stamped the vintage truck image using Intense Black Ink. I shaded the truck using some TriBlend markers and attached the leaf to the corrugated paper background along with with a loop of gold embellishing thread. On my second card, I also used the maple leaf, but, as you can see, I produced an inked image using a stencil♥.
Our thin cuts are sturdy enough to cut through stencil material which allowed me to manufacture a few stencils to use with inks and texture paste. This Layered Leaf Thank You card went together quickly♥. After inking the stenciled image, I layered a few leaf die cuts, a star, some embellishing thread, and attached some gems.
So have you fallen in love with these Layered Leaves Thin Cuts, yet?
Well, if you haven’t, I have one more card to share with your today. This All Smiles for Fall card is one of my favorites. I cut the leaf out of French Vanilla cardstock, then embossed the piece with the cut out image. After layering the embossed cardstock onto the background, I attached the leaves with foam dots, added some burlap ribbon, and a sentiment from a Hawthorn paper zip-strip.
How fun was that?! If you are a member of my VIP Group, you had a chance to see a few Christmas cards that I built using these Leaf Thin Cuts, which I will be sharing on my blog later this week.
I hope that this has inspired you to create something for the Heart2Heart Anything Goes challenge. You have a few days left to join each of our October Challenges.
♥I can’t wait to see what you create!
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Here is the list of supplies I used on my layered leaves cards