Thursday 10 November 2016

I {heart} Autumn Series 2016 | with Technique Tip: Negative Space Die Cutting

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Here in Canada we are long past Thanksgiving. Ours is in October, however I think any time and especially now it is important to look at and be thankful for the things that we have in our lives. To really appreciate the good that we have. It's an unknown territory we are stepping into and a bit of reflection won't hurt anyone.

For today's card, I began by using the Stitched Leaves die cuts from Lawn Fawn on a piece of 110lb cardstock. I wanted to create the appearance of falling leaves. I set the leaves aside for another project (spoiler!).

I then masked off 1/4" all the way around my card base. I didn't want too many layers for the card, so I decided to do my sponging directly on the front of the card base as opposed to creating a second panel. I sponged together Dried Moss, Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge Distress inks; which happens to be my favourite combination for leaves and fall.

I then prepped the top panel with my powder tool and stamped the greeting, also from Lawn Fawn, in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with gold. Normally I'm more of a silver girl, but gold is an autumn colour.

Next I took two lengths of bakers twine in heavy green and yellow and tied them around the panel in a casual bow. I really wanted the leaves to be the focus of the piece and felt that if I added anything else it would take away from that. So I kept it simple.

Finally I popped the panel up on foam tape and mounted it on my card base. 

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. Don't forget to follow me over on the right sidebar and toss me a comment in the comments section below, I love to hear from you!

This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:


  1. Fall is a beautiful time of year. The card is just as beautiful.

  2. Very beautiful card. Love the colours. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Thanksgiving Challenge. Gayatri xx


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