Category: Leaflets Framelits

Vintage Leaves – Watercoloured

The card I am sharing today was inspired by Dena Rekow of The Creativity Cave. She does the most amazing projects and I adored this one. I stripped it back to basics for my version.

I stamped the small leaf for the Vintage Leaves stamp set in Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry and Garden Green ink onto Stampin’ Up! Watercolour cardstock. I loved this colour combination. As soon as I stamped each colour I went over the image with an Aquapainter filled with a little water. This blurred and intensified the colour of each leaf, gorgeous….

I die cut each of the leaves with the co-ordinating Leaflet Framelit dies. The sentiment, from the Rose Wonder stamp set was stamped in Delightful Dijon ink onto a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock. I spaced the leaves evenly across the card front, adhering the Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry and Garden Green ones with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The Delightful Dijon leaf was added with Dimensionals to give a bit of lift.

To see Dena’s original card check out her blog –

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, hope you like the project. See you again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used
Vintage Leaves stamp set
Rose Wonder stamp set
Leaflet Framelit Dies
Thick Whisper White cardstock
Watercolour cardstock
Cherry Cobbler inkpad
Delightful Dijon inkpad
Rich Razzleberry inkpad
Garden Green inkpad
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Acrylic blocks B and C
Bone Folder
Tombow Liquid Adhesive

Happy Anniversary Vintage Leaves

Today is my husband David and I’s anniversary, 32 years and it was a day very similar to today, cool and crisp but very sunny with beautiful light. Not that I was particularly aware of that on the day, I just remember being so thankful it wasn’t raining.

David loves nature and likes simple cards, nothing mucked about with. With that in mind I got out the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelit dies and set about making him a card. I took as my inspiration a card made by the fabulous Dena Rekow of The Creativity Cave which involves a technique called ‘faux watercolour’. Here is the link to her technique video –

1-dscf8384I stamped the leaves onto the lower ⅔’s of a piece of Watercolour cardstock in Wild Wasabi ink. To give different shades of the same colour I stamped again without re-inking and then again to get three progressively light shades of the same colour, this technique is called first, second and third generation stamping. Whilst each leaf was still damp I painted over it with an Aquapainter filled with plain water. Love the soft, subtle effect this gives to the leaves.

1-dscf8385I added a piece of retired Wild Wasabi seam-binding ribbon to the stamped panel and mounted the panel onto a piece of the gorgeous Copper Foil cardstock then onto a Wild Wasabi card base.  Carrying on the Copper theme, I stamped two of the leaves in Versamark ink, added Copper Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to melt the powder. The leaves were then die cut using the Leaflet Framelit dies. I added some Linen Thread to tie the stems of the leaves together and added them to the ribbon with a small wooden leaf from the retired Into The Woods elements. The sentiment comes from the Banners For You stamp set.

I am really happy with this card. Thank you for the inspiration Dena.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you like the project I shared and that you will drop by again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used
Vintage Leaves stamp set
Banners For You stamp set
Leaflets Framelits Dies
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock for the inside panel
Watercolor Cardstock
Cooper Foil cardstock
Wild Wasabi Inkpad
Versamark Ink pad
Copper Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Wild Wasabi Seam-binding ribbon
Into The Woods wooden elements
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Linen Thread
Stampin Trimmer
Bigshot + Multipurpose Platform
Acrylic blocks H & H
Bone Folder
Tombow adhesive
Mini Glue Dots