Distress Oxide Sprays Leaf Fragments

Hey card making friends, welcome and happy Friday the 13th LOL.  My card share today is Distress Oxide Sprays Leaf Fragments.  I bought this Tim Holtz Leaf Fragments die set last fall but by the time it got here, we were heavy into holiday cards, so it’s been collecting dust.  It was time to knock it off and play, LOL.

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Distress Oxide Sprays Leaf Fragments



I have some other news.  Last weekend we went to the SPCA and brought home a new family member.  This is Bella, she is a 1 year old black lab who didn’t have a great start to her life.

She was kept in a cage all the time, and when her back legs didn’t develop quite properly because of the cage, he threw her out,  literally.  Thankfully, she was found and taken to the pound where she spent some time getting healthy.  She is very shy, but she is very sweet too and Ian and I have adopted her.

We know she will be a great addition to our home and we love her to bits already.  She is quite the character when she forgets to be shy, LOL, and she loves tennies (tennis balls).  I spend a lot of time now playing fetch, haha, and in true puppy fashion, I am already down a pair of shoes (bad me for leaving them on the floor overnight), and last night the carpet at the back door was killed, LOL.  You will probably see more of Bella, especially over on my facebook page.  Just thought I would introduce her here so you know who I’m talking about when I gush on about her, LOL.

Ok, on to today’s card.  We had friends over for Thanksgiving this past Sunday, (our turn to host), so I invited them early to come up to my studio and make a card.  We dug out the Distress Oxide Sprays and Tim Holtz Leaf Fragments Dies and went to town.  I have also linked a second leaf die set that would also work for this card below in the thumbnails.

Handmade fall card with colorful leaves created with card making dies from Simon Says Stamp

How to Create the Distress Oxide Sprays Leaf Fragments Die Cut Card:

Start by die cutting the leaves from watercolor paper, or, as we did, spray a 1/2 sheet of watercolor paper with each color combo.  We used a light and dark color for each color.

    Pine Needles/Peacock Feathers
  • Seedless Preserves/Wilted Violet
  • Crushed Olive/Mowed Lawn
  • Spiced Marmalade/Mustard Seed
  • Crackling Campfire/Festive Berries

Next, die cut the leaves, then make a smooshing puddle with Vintage Photo Distress Spray, and smoosh each leaf partially in it.

Then, using your finger, apply a bit of Hero Arts Gold Hero Wax. (this stuff is so awesome).

Finally, set the leaves aside to dry.

Handmade fall card with colorful leaves created with card making dies from Simon Says Stamp

Distress Oxide Sprays Leaf Fragments Die Cut Card – Creating the card base:

As this is a 5 x 7″ finished card size, cut the card base from white cardstock, 7″ x 10″, score and fold at 5″.

Cut a card front from Spellbinders Persimmon cardstock:  5″ x 7″ and attach to the card base.

Cut a second card front from black 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″.  Emboss it with the Spellbinders Leafy 3D embossing Folder before attaching it to the card front.

Next, use small pieces of foam tape to attach the leaves across the card front.

Then, use the Celebrate die to cut one sentiment in gold and 2 in black.  layer them together and attach to the bottom center of the card.

Finally, mix some gold ink from the Gansai Tambi Gem Colors, and splatter the card front.

Handmade fall card with colorful leaves created with card making dies from Simon Says Stamp

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28 thoughts on “Distress Oxide Sprays Leaf Fragments”

  1. I’m sure Bella loves her new parents and home very much! Those colors are so pretty together. Thanks to Bella and the lovely card my day started with a smile….

    1. thank you Mary, she is warming up to us a bit each day. I’m sure it’s very confusing for her as she was fostered for a short time as well, so this is her third house she has been moved to.

  2. What a beautiful fall card! Congratulations on your new puppy. She looks so sweet. Thank goodness there are wonderful people like you who will take in animals who need a second chance after a rough start in life.

  3. Such a pretty card Sandi! The leaves are stunning, love the die cut sentiment too! Bella is too cute!! Ginny is wagging hello from NJ! 🙂

  4. Congratulations on adopting this beautiful puppy. You are all very lucky to have found each other.

    And I love the card.

  5. Love your new pup Sandi!! God bless you for giving Bella a real home. I’ve owned several labs over the decades.
    Miss Lucy and mate crossed the bridge by now?
    Looking forward to daily photos…or weekly if better for you. Ha

    1. Hi Beth. yes, we had a lab when we were first married, so we know their traits, LOL. Miss Lucy passed over the rainbow bridge two years ago, and Oscar last year, so this house has been dogless for over a year. The first time in 40 years, but both Oscar and Lucy ended up with cancer, so their passing were heartbreaking. We needed a little time to mend.
      There is a short video on my facebook channel of me trying to play fetch with Bella, I think I’m getting more exercise than she is, haha

  6. Bella is so cute, who wouldn’t gush over her! Have fun with her and
    enjoy her puppyness!!!
    Oh the card is great!

    1. haha, thanks on the card Sharon, and yes, we kind of did gush over her, but she didn’t like that, LOL, we have to go very soft and gentle with her until she feels comfortable here

  7. Bella is adorable, thank you for choosing a rescue dog. We have been dogless for well over a year, having lost our border collie to cancer early last year. My hubby keeps looking, I am not ready yet, but if I cave it will be another rescue dog, like our Buddy was. Love the card, colours and the leaves, thankful you dusted it off, lol.

  8. Beautiful card Sandi. Bella looks like a real charmer and I look forward to seeing more pics. Bella is in a good home now – I am sure she will bring lots of joy into your home. Hopefully she will not chew too many other things. lol

    1. thank you Marian: It was my fault for leaving my shoes out, LOL. I’ve had enough puppies to know better. Not sure what happened with the rug, LOL, but I never liked that rug anyway, LOL…

  9. Your card is just stunning. I love the colors and the gold splatters. Someday I hope to start working with Mica Sprays, just need the cash! – Congratulations on your new edition. Bella is really cute and I’m so happy you are giving her a chance at a much better life.

  10. I love creating fall leaves with a combination of ink blending and mica sprays. Yours are lovely. And thank you so much for adopting Bella. She will have a much better life with you than the horrible person who mistreated her and then threw her out. No dog deserves what happened to her and so thankful that she now has you. The rest of her life will be so much better than the start.

    1. thank you Carole, she is slowly coming around, I got to snuggle her 3 times yesterday, only for a few minutes, but that’s a HUGE step forward. I’m getting a ton of exercise chasing her around trying to get her harness on so we can go for walks, haha, so far, unsuccessfully. Ian is home today, so we are going to have to 2 man it.

  11. Marianne Boulejiouch

    I love your beautiful card and I love, love your beautiful heart for adopting Bella. She’s gorgeous. My dog’s name was also Bella. I used to call her “Bella my Bella”. Miss her so much! Enjoy raising this little one. Bless you.

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