Leafy backgrounds can be a fun element for cards. There are ton of ways to achieve it. You can either stamp bunch of leaves on your background panel, or add die cut leaves to create background for your card. Or you can create a whole card just with leaves.
It’s time for another challenge at The Flower Challenge and this month’s theme is “ use leaves”. Now you understand why I was talking about leafy background in the beginning of this post right?
For my project today, I decided to use an embossing folder that has different types of leaves in it . Eventhough, leafy background itself is enough element for a card but since this is The flower challenge I added a cluster of primrose flowers as the main focal point.
I had just received my subscription for this month for the Craft-A-Flower die set from Altenew. I realized I’ve used Altenew craft a flower die for most of my flower challenge posts. As the timing the die arrives is just in time for our new Flower Challenge post.
Realizing that I has this old embossing folder with leaf images I thought would be perfect for the theme. I embossed a panel of Neenah card-stock and swiped a memento gold ink across it. Black splatters would compliment my gold and white background. Hence, I smooshed black soot distressed oxide ink on to an acrylic block added a little water picked it up with a paint brush and created the splatters by flicking the brush.
Die cutting tiny flowers is tidious, but definitely worth it as they look super pretty on cards. I used the new Craft-A-Flower die from Altenew. This one is called Primrose Blosom. I remember my dad was obsessed with flowers and had this flower in every color available. I created mine in yellow.
The word die ‘hello’ is from the same die set. I cut it three times with white card-stock and once with gold then stacked them for dimension and stability.
Added a few black drops of Nuvo drops in black to finish off this card design. Finally, I added the panel on an A2 size card-base created with heavyweight card-stock.
Hope this inspires you. Let’s participate in the challenge and have fun.