Autumn Leaves is a wonderful challenge at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges for this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in Central Oregon we don’t always get leaves changing color as the weather can be a bit erratic and change swiftly. But this year is an exception and we have wonderful fall colors all around us.
|In the bright sunlight the leaves really shimmer!|
The perfect solution to represent Autumn leaves is a shaker card. This was made simple by the use of Impression Obession’s Shake It circle. The leaves die cut from a variety of Quickutz leaf dies. The paper is spritzed on both sides with Tsukineko Fireworks in Dandelion, Lady Bug, and Tangelo. The circle from Spellbinders Standard Circles Small is die cut through both layers of the frame, which are two colors from the Coordinations Distress Collection. The top card stock is pressure embossed with Cuttlebug Polka Dots and then distressed with a sanding block to bring out the texture. The Classic Scalloped Circles Small is a great mat for the circle and the stamped sentiments. After it is die cut it is pressure embossed using the tan embossing mat. The edges are sanded to distress the scalloped circle just a bit.
|The shaker portion is raised from the front surface of the card.|
Once the stamping was complete I placed the small die cut leaves inside the Shake It circle and adhered it into place. (They came with adhesive already in place, how great is that?) The successive layers were adhered into place with the larger leaves adding to the frame around the scalloped circle.
Thanks for stopping by and come and join the fun at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges and create an Autumn Leaves project and share it with us.
Selected as Top Three!
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Ike’s World Challenge Blot #48 Autumn Colors
Typically color, but for this card monochrome shines through!