I just had to have the Lace Leaf set from Concord & 9th! These leaves make a stunning focal point and would be great for autumn cards, but I wanted to jump ahead to frosty winter leaves! I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
Just look at all that lovely detailed veining on the leaves – perfect for trapping some watercolor :D I set about stamping two leaves in Versamark on Arches cold pressed watercolor card and then heat embossing with a fabulously sparkly Wow Midas Touch embossing glitter – there are flakes of glitter built in to the powder which were perfect to capture the frosty feel I wanted. I die cut the leaves with their matching dies and then simply added a quick wash of blue watercolor, allowing the paint to puddle and pool in among the embossed lines.
I layered these leaves with a bunch of other die cuts which I smooshed with Versamark and used the same Midas Touch embossing glitter to get them all frosted – the Woodland Branch, Kate Snowflake and Cottage Stems ( I watercolored the ends of these and added glossy accents before embossing the stems). I gathered everything together and layered over a Tree Ring Background embossed on vellum which in turn is layered on a Stitched Rectangle of watercolor card (so the colors all toned). This panel is mounted on a Fog card base and I added a ribbon bow to accent.
This card is a much more detailed and layered style that I normally reach for but it’s nice to try my hand at something a bit different every now and then :D
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D