Fall Leaves With Vellum Overlay

  19 Nov 2019


Hi this is Debby and today I have a quick
and simple card using the Thanks And Leaves set included in the recent Simon Says Stamp
November Card Kit. As I’m filming this, there are still a few of the card kit available,
but equally you can purchase this stamp set separately. When I first starting thinking about this
card I spent some time on Pinterest searching out inspiring autumnal colour schemes and
the ones that caught my eye were the less traditional colour palettes that included
deep burghundy with pink and pale blue and so I picked out several colours of Simon Says
Stamp dye inks – Lake Shores, Merlot, Twirling Tutu and Orange Crush along with a lovely
neutral Stone ink to offset the other colours. I’ve always had a fascination with grey and
use it as my neutral of choice rather than some of the warmer creams and browns which
may have been a more obvious choice for this card. So I’ve placed a piece of Neenah Solar White
card in the misti and starting in the top left corner of the card I’m choosing a leaf
shape and stamping it in one of the dye inks I’d chosen. Depending on the coverage after
stamping once, sometimes I chose to repeat and stamp a second time to get a good solid
impression. With dye inks you do have to be careful though with the fine details of the
veins in some of the leaf images. One of the properties of dye inks which gives such lovely
results is that it soaks into the card, smooths and softens as it dries. However, this also
means that fine details can be lost. I stamped the first orange leaf twice but after that
any leaves which had fine details I tried to only stamp them once so that as the dye
ink soaked into the card I didn’t lose the details. After I’d filled the main body of the card
with leaves I then went back in and added a few more around the edges to fill in any
gaps. I then trimmed the panel down until it was just slightly smaller than an A2 card
base. In the Thanks And Leaves set there are some
fabulous sentiments such as this one: So grateful for everything you do and your
support but most of all I’m thankful for the amazing person you are. How lovely is that! You could stamp this sentiment
directly on top of the leaves, but I was worried it would get a bit lost amongst the busy background.
I decided on stamping the sentiment on vellum instead. This way when layered over the background
panel you will still be able to see the leaves peeking through the vellum and giving them
an almost misty look which I felt suited the autumnal theme. I treated the vellum with a powder bag and
then stamped the sentiment in clear embossing ink before sprinkling with antique gold embossing
powder and heat setting. I then added the leaf background panel to
a Smoke card base. This colour picked out the grey in the stamped leaves perfectly.
I then added tiny pieces of foam adhesive to the back of the vellum. I chose areas where
the lines of the text were slightly thicker in order that the adhesive wouldn’t be visible
from the front. Finally I embellished the card with bronze
and Christmas Magic sequins from Simon Says Stamp along with some pink sequins from Little
Things From Lucy’s Cards and kept them in place with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. And that completes this quick, simple and
colourful fall card with gorgeous gold embossed sentiment on a vellum overlay. I’ll leave links in the YouTube description
below to the products that I’ve used today as well as a link to the co-ordinating blog
post over at Limedoodledesign.com. I want to thank you for joining me today and if you’ve
enjoyed this tutorial I’d be delighted if you’d subscribe to this channel. Thanks and
I’ll see you next time.

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