Today’s card was the culmination of several attempts to do a card that showed the colors of fall foliage! Love of Leaves stamp set was my first choice. But how to use it in a way that showed off all the variations in fall color was the challenge.
I started off by trying to use watercolor pencils and show variations of color. That was pretty much a fail. Then I tried sponge daubing many colors on the paper and die cutting. It was okay, but not exciting. Finally I decided to go back to what I know best! Using Designer Series Papers, better known as DSP.
The Artistry Blooms was perfect for the vision I had for this card. I simply chose areas of this beautiful DSP that had the colors I wanted and die cut my collection of leaves. I even used one of the papers as my background. A pattern from the In Good Taste DSP helped to pop my “leaves collection” a bit more and framing that DSP with some Rich Razzleberry really brought the collage of leaves together.
A sentiment is all it took to pull the card together and I layered the sentiment on a loose fold of the natural color Embroidered Ribbon. A few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots added some interest. And I was done! DSP to the rescue again!
What I Used To Make This Card:
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Brian King says
How beautiful! This paper is perfect with these leaves. Great card, Susan!
Thank you Brian! Yes, this paper does fall colors perfectly.
Jayne G Singleton says
Beautiful card Susan. I love the combo DSP–they work very well together.
Thank you Jayne. It turned out much better than I expected.