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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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.
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.
- DISTRESS OXIDE SPRAYS USED:
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.
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.
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