Autumn Leaves

edited_1473788868707-class-cards-watermarkedAutumn is here.  I love this time of year!  The colors, the weather, the smells!  What inspiration for creating beautiful cards.

I created this card for a class that I taught at my crop last weekend.  It was really fun and there are a lot of techniques that I could show everyone.  I have to confess, I cased this from another SU demo Dena Rekow.  She has a video on YouTube that really inspired me.

This card uses lots of copper.  Copper paper and copper embossing powder.  It goes really well with all the warm fall colors.   Here is my version!  I will leave a list of the techniques below.

  1. First, when using a specialty paper,such as the copper foil as a mat on your cards, cut out the center and leave only a 1/2 inch border.  Use the middle of the paper for something else, like the leaves on this card.  Then cover with your layer and no one will ever know!
  2. I embossed the leaves with copper embossing powder.  It gives them a beautiful texture.  Be careful though, heat from underneath because the copper paper can bubble.  Don’t hold the heat in one place to long time and keep the heat tool moving.
  3. I watered down some multipurpose glue and used that to make spatters on the top layer.  Then covered with embossing powder and set.  It might take a little longer because of the water in the glue, but it adds some nice texture.

I hope you try some of these techniques and have yourself some fun playing.

All the supplies I used are listed below and you can purchase them in my online store by clicking on the item.