Hello all Jackie here. Today I have created something a little different! Sometimes the smallest dies we get in a die set can get overlooked, I have used just the leaves from die set – Turkey 1905 to make my own chip board pieces which give this design a lot of texture. Let’s get started.
Cover the front of an A2 top folding card blank with dark brown textured card.
Die cut the leaves into various autumnal shades of coloured card. Die cut enough to stack four of the same leaf together gluing each leaf as you go, this will create a solid chip board like piece.
Ink around the edge of each leaf, I have used distress inks but whatever you have in your stash will work just as well.
Cut a panel of white card to 5.5″x3″ arrange all the leaves onto the panel, then when you are happy with the lay out glue each one in place. Trim the overhanging leaves with a craft knife and ruler as they are a bit too tough for scissors. – If you do not have a craft knife then trim the leaves before gluing them together.
Die cut the scalloped edge from the planner set – Planner Essentials 27 Retro Number Trio. I know it’s not really an edge die but I love the look of this scallop. Trim the scallop edge to fit the panel.
Cut a strip of gold foil card then glue this to the reverse side of the prepared leaf panel leaving approximately 1/8″ showing at the side then fix the scalloped edge underneath.
Tear a small strip of vellum measuring 5/8″ then trim both ends to measure 3″ across. Stamp out and gold emboss the sentiment on to a strip of dark brown card measuring approximately 4″x1/2″ fold this around the piece of vellum and fix in place with double sided tape.
Attach the leaf panel to the card front using 3d foam pads then finish off by fixing the sentiment in place.
Thats my card for today. Although I do love to stack die cuts you could just cut the leaves once and use foam pads to raise them up or even fix them flat to the panel, whichever way I hope I have inspired you to look through your dies and see what you can do with the smallest ones.
Happy crafting – Jackie
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