Dear friends sharing a simple card with silvery embossed parchment flowers. Cut a beautiful glitter textured DCWV pattern paper into 2 panels and used a Martha Stewart beaded ruffle
border punch on the adjoining areas and layered it atop ivory card stock.
The flowers were made by stamping and heat embossing with silver embossing powder on Parchment paper and later die cut with my favorite Heartfelt creations Sun kissed fleur die.The cute mottled pink center of my handmade flower is a thermocol ball!
The tiny pear on my floral bouquet is a find from the local market..doesnt it look yummy?!
A lot of newbie crafters visit my blog and so sharing this simple mini tutorial on jazzing up leaves for your handmade projects
Punch/ die cut or hand cut your favorite leaf design . I have a lot of leaf punches and dies but the 2 shown above are my all time favorite which I reach to again and again! [ Jef medium leaf and Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf die set]
- ink pads [ shades of green, brown etc]
- fine tip sketch pens/ pencil
- white gel pen / correction pen.
Sponge your leaf - aim for uneven shading or giving shading more at the edges and tips
Draw veins randomly on your leaves- dont stress out about being perfect- remember nature abounds in imperfections!
Looks good now itself but if you want to have more fun add a speckling of white dots using your favorite white ink. I didnt have any good white gel pen so used a correction pen
Either emboss your leaves using embossing tools and a mousepad/ embossing pad or for a quicker option simply pinch the leaves using your fingers!
Oh and if your paper is white underneath dont forget to ink it too!
I confess I am obsessed with leaves...I cant resist buying leaf punches and dies and also keep on experimenting with ways to get different leaves with my existing supplies too!
Here are 2 more leaf tutorials shared earlier :
I hope you liked my simple card!
Supplies: All from Crafters Corner
Martha Stewart Beaded Ruffle Border Punch from Crafters Corner, Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf die, Marianne Leaf, Heartfelt creations Sun kissed fleur stamp and die set, DCWV The Snack paper stack
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