Sep 27, 2018

Tim Holtz Natures Wonder Autumn Leaves Card

Please don't tire of autumn themed cards y'all!  I'm in my element...  LOL!  I'm skipping the Funky Foliage today and am sharing a stamped card design featuring the FAN-TAS-TICO new Nature's Wonder stamp set by Tim Holtz.  Oh how I love this beautiful set!!!

I put a bunch of the stamps onto an XL stamping block and inked them with Rusty Hinge, then Vintage Photo, then Peeled Paint Distress Ink pads, giving them a slight mist of water before making the impression.  (If you had mini pads they would work great here.)  I took this process pic so you could see the backgrounds in entirety.  I actually stamped one large sheet, then cut it in half.  I colored around the leaves using my water brush and Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap.  Then I went back over the leaves with my water brush to blend the colors.  I used the Stitched Ovals to cut another panel and inked it with the same neutrals, then cut the center from my green mat to use to back this piece.  This is a great cardstock saving trick!  :)

I used the 1" Alpha Numeric dies to cut the letters for "autumn", then sponged them with Rusty Hinge.   I used a $1 bin stamp set to complete the sentiment.  I have to say, I've never been one to color much but am loving working with my water brush and Distress Inks.  Making this background was super relaxing and enjoyable, and not too tedious.  I hope you'll give it a try! 

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Cocofolies said...

Hi autumn, what a wonderful card!!
I love your automnal leaves background, really beautiful.
You made a great and gorgeous composition here, with beautiful additions as usual! :)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Those leave look magnificent Autumn, please stop tempting me with those stamps.. i'm trying very hard not to buy anymore hee hee!
I will never tire of this season, please keep them coming it's a marvellous creation. Thank you for sharing.
Big Hugs Tracey xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful use of the leaves - love how you have coloured them, and that centre panel is fabulous

Dorthe said...

Gorgeous Autumn, love how you stamped with lots of leaves ,and how beautiful you colored them. Such a beautiful autumn greeting .
Hugs, Dorthe

Helen Wallace said...

Gorgeous work in those glorious Autumnal tones. I'm certainly not tired of them yet. TFS

sarascloset said...

This is so pretty, Autumn! I love your beautiful colors, and I will never tire of fall themed cards; my favorite time for crafting! Your card saving trick is one I use all the time, and I happen to be inking up these same stamps this morning. (#twogreatminds) big hugs!

Isabel Gonzalez said...

Hey Autumn, I'm loving how those leaves came out!

Marty F said...

Lovely card, Autumn, and I never tire of Fall decorations! Your background turned out great and looks like it would be relaxing, something I should try. Love seeing your name right in the center! Hugs!!

Monika Gulyas said...

Nomen est omen!!! Of course, you make beautiful autumn cards!!! I love this one!!! Big hugs

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