... with an ear infection...which meant I couldn't teach my workshop at Paddy's on Wednesday. Big apologies to those I was supposed to teach! So, now feeling much better, I decided to do a step by step to one of the cards :)
Sometimes it feels like it must just be the right time to do something! I'd been wanting to do a card with stepped folds for a little while, then spotted that Vixykins had had a similar plan. I thought that tumbling Autumn leaves would be a great theme for this card design.
So I headed over to Sandy's blog, as directed by Vix, to get some idea of the folds. I then adapted it to fit on a square card base. Thanks Sandy and Vix for the inspiration!
Ok, step 1
Using acrylic paints (I used Stewart Gill True Colours, but Adirondack Dabbers are also fine!), smoosh and print autumn colours over a piece of cardboard (Amazon packaging in my case!)
Apply gold paint to a leaf stamp using a sponge or dabber and stamp onto your painted cardboard. I used the Tick Tock Flowers plate by the Artistic Stamper which is also available at Paddy's Stamping Place.
Cut five leaves out, following the general shape of the leaf.
Head over to Sandy's blog and fold and cut your card (can you see the mistake I made with mine above? ) Stamp leaves over the card again using gold acrylic paint.
Place a piece of A5 paper under the central section of the card and stencil through sequin waste with red, yellow, gold acrylic paints on the centre of the card.
Fold your card correctly, and add your leaves and additional elements using Glossy Accents as necessary!
If you get around to making one of these cards, please let me know as I'd love to come and see :) Now I've spotted that The StampMan's current challenge is Autumn so I'm off to link in this post :) Vix is demoing at The Stamp Man tomorrow so I'm heading up there with her for a day of craftiness and friendship :)