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Creating Cards with Layered Leaves Thin Cuts Dies

A Heart2Heart Challenge

For this week’s October challenge you can create anything you desire, so I decided to play with one of my favorite metal die set – the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts.  These thin cuts have been one of my favorites this fall, and I am going to be so sad to see them go in only a few short days.  You have through October 31st to snag these gems and to join us at the Heart2Heart blog for this month’s challenges. 68778211_10156810083843089_4627589556475002880_o

The Layered Leaves thin cuts brought me such joy when I was creating, that I made THREE cards to share with you today. I wanted to show multiple ways that you could use these metal dies and inspire you to join one of our challenges.  The first card I designed, Thanksgiving Tree Trimming, was created by cutting a maple leaf from watercolor paperMissCarriesCreations-VintageThanksgivingCardSM

After the leaf was cut, I created a background with watercolor paints, let it dry, then stamped the vintage truck image using Intense Black Ink. I shaded the truck using some TriBlend markers and attached the leaf to the corrugated paper background along with with a loop of gold embellishing thread. On my second card, I also used the maple leaf, but, as you can see, I produced an inked image using a stencilMissCarriesCreations-ThankYouMapleLeafCard

Our thin cuts are sturdy enough to cut through stencil material which allowed me to manufacture a few stencils to use with inks and texture paste.  This Layered Leaf Thank You card went together quickly. After inking the stenciled image, I layered a few leaf die cuts, a star, some embellishing thread, and attached some gems.

So have you fallen in love with these Layered Leaves Thin Cuts, yet?

Well, if you haven’t, I have one more card to share with your today.  This All Smiles for Fall card is one of my favorites. I cut the leaf out of French Vanilla cardstock, then embossed the piece with the cut out image. After layering the embossed cardstock onto  the background, I attached the leaves with foam dots, added some burlap ribbon, and a sentiment from a Hawthorn paper zip-strip. MissCarriesCreations-AllSmilesLeafCard

How fun was that?! If you are a member of my VIP Group, you had a chance to see a few Christmas cards that I built using these Leaf Thin Cuts, which I will be sharing on my blog later this week.

I hope that this has inspired you to create something for the Heart2Heart Anything Goes challenge. You have a few days left to join each of our October Challenges.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my layered leaves cards

Traditional Holiday (CC101912)
Traditional Holiday Stamp Set

Z3523
Layered Leaves Thin Cuts

Hawthorn Paper Packet
Hawthorn Paper Packet

X7249C
Hawthorn Complements

D1283
Say It in Style Stamp Set

X6034
12 x 12 Sangria Cardstock

X6046
12 x 12 French Vanilla Cardstock

Z4054
Gold Embellishing Thread

Z4244
Stencil Sheets

Z3323
White Burlap Ribbon

Z2497
Dark Red TriBlend Marker

Z3312
Gold Glitter Gems

Z3132
Watercolor Paints

Z4243
Watercolor Paper Pad

Z3224
Small Round Waterbrush

Nectarine Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Nectarine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Paprika Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Paprika Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z4189
Intense Black Ink Pad

Sangria Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Sangria Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Saffron Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

 

   

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