Saturday, September 8, 2012

Autumn Leaves Card


I hate to see the end of summer, but our weather here in Ohio is starting to feel like fall. So, I was inspired to create this autumn greeting card. I started with a blank card, handmade paper that I made using the Arnold Grummer Papermaking kit, and an embossing folder.

To get the deckled edge on the handmade paper, use water to paint a line on the paper, and then, gentle pull the paper apart along the water line. I steamed the handmade paper with my iron to make it a bit more flexible before embossing it.

I gathered the leaves from my yard. Do you believe that the trees are already dropping their leaves?? I coated each side of the leaves with Perfect Paper Adhesive from USArtQuest. This will ensure that they remain flexible, and won't crumble. I used tape runner adhesive to adhere the leaves as an embellishment on the card.

Here's my finished card.

Be sure to check out my other projects on my Create & Craft blog.

 
Carole

4 comments:

  1. Wow I love it! I really have to learn how to emboss. It's just beautiful.

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  2. This is so pretty! Love the embossing and the real leaves!

    Hugs,
    HL

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  3. The embossing works so well, especially in combination with the real leaves. I want to try your technique for getting a deckle edge.

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