October 26, 2019


Are you getting tired of me doing cards with leaves on them? Our leaves here in central Wisconsin are falling falling falling so fast . . . This is the first year it has really gotten me down. Those poor trees work so hard to build up their leafy beauty, and poof! one windy day and they're all gone.

I'm sorry if you are seeing just too many leafy cards from me, and often even using the same set. But the leaves in the Colorful Seasons set (page 56) are just too awesome for me to leave (punny!) them alone for any length of time. The ideas using them just keep on coming. So, please bear with me.

I knew I wanted to stamp in VersaMark, then emboss in gold, three leaves in fall foliage colors. Not that we actually see any true purple leaves, or creamy color ones, for that matter. I just loved the combination of the colors, and thought it looked quite autumn like. I used the coordinating dies to perfectly cut out the leaves.

Initially, I had thought maybe I would use a background stamp on the cardstock behind the leaves. But, instead I came upon, and happily decided to use, one of the stamps from the Artisan Textures stamp set (page 152). I used the largest stamp, which, I must say, didn't do too much for me when I first looked at it. 

Am I glad that I DID choose to use that particular stamp. I stamped it in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock for that subtle monochromatic look. I turned the stamp each time I stamped so the design would be all over the place. The piece of cardstock that I used for this measures 2 1/2" x 5 1/4". 

What the cardstock looks like after stamping 
with the largest stamp from the Artisan Textures set. 
That tone on tone effect is so elegant.

A closeup of two of the gold embossed leaves lying against the background.

I not only raised the leaves themselves with Stampin' Dimensionals, 
I also popped up the panel against the card base. 
Not a lot of dimension, just the right amount.

To coordinate with the gold embossing on the leaves, 
as well as the gold metallic cardstock on which the panel is mounted, 
I opted to emboss my sentiment in gold also.

I honestly still have at least one more leaf card to share with you in the near future. I hope you don't mind.



  1. Es precioso tu trabajo, delicado y muy bien terminado.

  2. Nicely done. This would be great to add to a theme wedding sign!

  3. Those are beautiful! I never tire of leaf cards; they are quite timeless. Pinned.

  4. Beautiful work, love the color combination. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  5. Leaf cards like leaves themselves are beautiful!

  6. Just Breathe is a saying I use all of the time! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinning!


  8. I will never grow tired of your gorgeous leafy cards, Linda! Thank you linking up to Creative Compulsions!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! I will never get tired of your wonderful sweet comments!

  9. Hi Linda. The background worked our perfect. I do love the embossing.Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday. Would love for your to join the December Artist Trading Card Swap I have going. As a paper crafter you are the perfect addition. https://coastalbohemian.blogspot.com/2019/10/december-artist-trading-card-swap.html

    1. Thanks, Michele. I'm glad you like it! Thank you also for the invite to participate in your ATC swap(s). Years ago I was part of several Yahoo! groups for ATC trading. I haven't been doing it recently at all. Please let me think about it?