Thursday, November 12, 2009

Changing Leaves

Most of the trees in our neighborhood are live oaks which are green year round, but our neighbors across the street have a red oak in their front yard and it tuned a pretty golden red. As I was looking for an inspirational piece for a CAS design challenge, I wanted to do something with leaves. Here's my card based on this olive branch decoration. I was going to have 3 die cuts on the card, but when I saw the negative space, I thought it would look better if I used it instead to frame the design.

Clean and simple fall card using Sizzix Little Leaves sizzlits for branch die cuts

I had fun with the overlapping die cut leaves and made another card with the same theme, but with more layers.

Handmade fall card with die cut leaves and branches
Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted):
  • Stamps: Wonderful Words, Sincere Salutations, Stems and Silhouettes wheel
  • Paper: Whisper white, crisp cranberry, old olive, really rust
  • Ink: Cranberry crisp
  • Accessories: RibbonFX
  • Tools: Little leaves sizzlits

1 comment:

  1. Simple but effective! And it makes me wanna go run and pull out that die!