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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The falling leaves, drift by my window...

Some of you are old enough to remember the song as quoted in the title!

I am so excited to be bringing you a set of leaves from Diemond Dies!  I had so much fun creating this project.  My background paper has a very faint leaf print in it and I lightly brushed Antique Linen Distress paint over it to dull it down a bit.  Next I stamped my basket (Stamps by Judith), colored it and fussy cut it out.






Then the fun began!  I used watercolor paper both for it's ability to absorb color showing lots of texture  and also for its thickness.  Using different fall colors of Distress Ink, I inked up a piece of watercolor paper blending all my colors together.  Then came the die cutting -- so smooth and easy with these dies, they just pop out when cut.  Next I drew veins in the leaves and shaped and bent them using my fingers (the easiest tool I know of!) and placed them in the basket.





I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edges of the background paper and then created my bow on the Craft-Dee BowZ tool using three different color ribbons.  I think it really showcases the entire project.

We hope you'll continue to drop by the blog for the remaining week of November to see what our last designer has put together for you.

THEN, I will have one more surprise to show you the first week of December using these fantastic dies!

Don't forget, leave comments on all the designers' projects -- your name gets added to the "pot" every time you leave a comment giving you  more chances of winning the Fancy Flowers set!!! 

Don't forget to look at our November Challenge page for even MORE inspiration for these dies.

Thanks for dropping by and have a Bow-ti-ful day!

Donna

21 comments:

Vicki robertson said...

This is gorgeous! I love the leaves and the tri color bow!

n. olson said...

Very nice! I love the colors!

vinita jain said...

A basket with full of autumn fall leaves, I am feeling walking through the garden and picking those gorgeous leaves in beautiful colors, love the punched leaves edges along with trio color bow!!! Just stunning with all texture.

Verna Angerhofer said...

A absolutely beautiful Fall card design. Here we saw a mix of leaves and snow falling the past week. I am sort of confused! LOL

MG said...

Oh, my! Sooooo beautiful. And thank you for including such great instructions!

Andrew Roberts said...

So special I love the design of this project and the dies you have used work perfectly thanks for sharing cheers from Andrew diemond dies DT

Renee M said...

Your leaves are awesome! They look so real! Love the multicolored bow! Renee-Diemond Dies DT

Ani said...

Really amazing! I love the gorgeosu autumn project - so beautiful colours!

Gina said...

Such beautiful rich color. You did an awesome job with the coloring of the leaves and I adore the combination of ribbons you used to create the bow. Thanks for sharing.

gina
Diemond Dies Design Team Member

Patent Solicitor said...

You've really captured the beautiful colours of Autumn here, this card would be a joy to receive.

LAURALUVSLACE said...

Hi I am a DT for Diemond Dies, great use of the leaves die, tfs....have a blessed day.

cleanerjanh said...

Hi there, this card is awesome! I love how your leaves came out. Very realistic. Love that you made your bow multi colored. Great job! Janice: Diemond Dies Design Team Member

Leonie said...

Beautiful Fall card and I love the basket with all the leaves! =)
Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.
Leonie, Diemond Dies DT member.

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautifully colored leaves! Love the idea of using the watercolor paper--great idea. Lovely project.

Oksana said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours and the bow really stands out!x

Gail said...

Holy crappola, those leaves look real. Honest to gosh, I had to read your post to find out if they were real leaves or what! These are GREAT looking. How did you make that bow with 3 different ribbons...gotta learn that trick. Awesome looking the way it pulls in all the colors of the leaves. Darn gorgeous! Hugs, Gail

CraftyPaws said...

Another gorgeous card with another Diemond Dies set I don't have! LOL Beautiful leaves look so real!

Donna Ellis said...

DD, your card design is lovely! While I do not miss raking the leaves in Connecticut, I do miss the beautiful colors captured so wonderfully in your bow and die cuts! (I love that MS PAP, too) hugs, de

ursula Uphof said...

Such a stunning card. Those leaves look so real. Thanks for sharing how you did them.Hugs Ursula

Helena Oops said...

Fantastic card..really lovely!
I love it!

MA-MI said...

I can smell the fall from your card. Hugs, Maja