Friday, November 25, 2016

Autumn Flourished - Scalloped Frame - Leaf Silhouettes - Second Spring

Yogi here today with a quilled autumn leaf on an easel card using a fabulous "Autumn" word. Love this one to pieces. BIG GRIN. Also using a "scalloped frame" (very handy design) and the "4 leaf silhouettes" (indispensable file...).

These are what the files look like

 I'm using a quote, sentiment and design element stamp  from Quietfire Design 

("Autumn is A Second Spring..."); ("Thinking of You" 2 pce set); ("Crackle" Background")

I scored and folded my cream toned cardstock to create the easel, cutting a second piece for my front. Ran through my embossing machine using Crafts Too "Leaves". Hit the high points with Distress "Mustard Seed" and then some and Peeled Paint" using a sponge. Adhered to front of card.

I opened the Silhouette files in Sure Cuts A Lot software. Increased the width of "Autumn" to 4.5"w and cut from cream toned cardstock. Painted with Distress acrylic Dauber "Walnut Stain", dried, applied Versamark all over and embossed with Emerald Creek "Oil Rubbed Bronze" embossing powder. Adhered to front. Adhered my quilled autumn leaf - see below for how I made it...

On the floor: Opened the "Scalloped Frame" , ungrouped everything and hid all but the oval shape. Resized to fit my quote, having the oval at approx 3"w. I found the scalloped portion a bit too pronounced for my card, so resized that to 3.5"w, leaving the oval shape the same size. Painted the scallop with the walnut stain. Stamped my quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Sponged some "Wild Honey" around the edges, then adhered to the scallop piece. Scored approx 5/8" and adhered to floor to act as my stopper.
I opened the leaves and did not alter their size. Cut from the cream cardstock. Stamped with the "crackle" stamp using Versamark and clear embossed. Went direct to paper with "Fossilized Amber", "Wild Honey", "Festive Berry' and "Peeled Paint". Cleaned off the ink on the embossing then adhered to card floor.

Stamped the sentiment using the black and clear embossed.

Final touch, added some mini half pearls in each scallop and tied a narrow ribbon burgundy bow.

Die cut a leaf (Sizzix Bigz die "Tattered Leaves" from mat board or chipboard. You need something that gives you depth. You could also layer several regular cardstock together to create the depth.

Cut a leaf from regular cardstock and color with appropriate colors. It will be hidden, but some will peek through.

Insert into die cut mat board - DO NOT ADHERE....
I used various 1/8"w quill paper, including some "Highlights" paper which is a different color on both sides - gives a nice effect.

Cut your paper to approx 6" long and make a loose coil. Pinch on either end to create what's called a  Marquis.

Adhere to colored leaf only. As you get more coils made, you can start adhering the coils to the floor and to their sides, as long as you don't adhere it to the mat board...

When all filled in, just pop out the leaf from the mat board.

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