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As you can see, I went full-out ‘Fall’ with my project today.  But really, who can resist the gorgeous colors of autumn.  This gorgeous Acorn & Leaves die set is my absolute favorite because there are so many possibilities with leaf dies.  I could make a dozen different cards with this die set and still not be tired of it!

I wanted a real mottled fall leaf color look for my leaves, so I created a variety of papers using Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks.  I’ve used all the colors shown in the photo below, but I used more or less of some on each piece.  Each piece will always be different, and I wanted a real variation in color and texture, just as  you would see in nature.  I’m very pleased with the results.

The paper on the far right was created by sponging the tan colors on to cream cardstock and spritzing with water.  This piece became my background.  I adhered Stick It Adhesive to the back of a piece of brown cardstock and cut the chicken wire frame die.  I then adhered that to my background paper and trimmed to fit.

I cut a few of each leaf from each paper and played around with different layering options until I had a look that I liked.  When you do this, it often helps to snap a photo of what you like with your phone before you take it back apart to glue it down.  I then cut my acorn in kraft and shimmer brown cardstock.  I cut the cap part off of the brown and glued it to the top of the acorn and then centered that in the middle of my leaf cluster.I finished my card off with a festive bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the August Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow is adorned with a pretty Antique Bronze Vintage Flower Charm.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #200 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #296/297 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #135 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #203 – Anything Goes
Making Memories #8 – Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges #90 – Autumn
Crafty Gals Corner #137 – Punches and/or Dies
Creative Moments #125 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land #72 – Anything Goes with die
Dies R Us #79 – Anything Goes with dies
Come and Get it – 2 or more different embellies (ribbon, metal charm)
Glitter N Sparkle #254 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #8 – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Debbie’s fabulous blog.

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Supplies Used:

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club AssortmentDigital Sentiment –  Create with TLC
Ink:  Distress Ink Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy; Distress Oxide Ink Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmelade
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Antique Bronze Vintage Flower Charm
Natural Mulberry Paper
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