Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Autumn leaf card- Inking Technique

Hello Crafty Friends! 

Autumn is here and to share the spirit and beauty of the season, I created an Autumn card using the gorgeous Autumn die from Suzanne Cannon's 4 Seasons die set. The card captures the beautiful colors of fall and is fun to make. Kids would love to create this card with you! So grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy the instructions...

  1. Create 5.5" x 5.5" top folding card from Kraft card stock. Cut 5.25" square from Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock, apply Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink along edges and mount to card using double-sided adhesive tape.
  2. Grab a leaf from a tree that fills your card front well. (I used an oak leaf.) Randomly apply fall color Memento inks to leaf starting with lightest color, then the darker colors. (Tip: Working from light to dark keeps the lighter ink pads clean. Inks used are named in the supply list.)
  3. Place leaf face down onto White Soft Finish Cardstock and use a brayer to flatten it and print the impression. (Hold the leave in place so it won't slip and blur the impression.)
  4. Cut the leaf-printed cardstock down to 4.75" x 4.75". Mount on 4 7/8" square gold card stock using double-sided adhesive tape. Mount onto card base with double-sided adhesive tape.
  5. Die cut Autumn from Brick Red cardstock and also from a piece of white craft foam sheet. Apply Rhubarb Stalk ink to the edges of the Brick Red Autumn die cut.
  6. Mount both die cuts onto card front using glue. It looks best when the Brick Red is slightly offset over the white foam as shown in the close-up below.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Products:
Other products used:
  • Memento inks in Rhubarb Stalk, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo
  • Brayer
  • Leaf
  • White craft foam (~1/8" thick)
  • Kraft brown cardstock, gold cardstock
  • 3M Liquid Adhesive
Thanks for stopping by! I do hope you enjoyed the Autumn leaf card!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Kathy Jo


  1. Totally stunning, you should add this to our challenge at TIme Out

  2. Wow, what a great idea! I love the way this leaf looks once rolled out with the brayer! Very pretty fall card.

  3. This is brilliant! What a great idea - I can see using this idea for all my Fall birthdays - is that OK?!! Love, love, love!

  4. WOW! What a stunning technique! I never would have thought to use a leaf from my yard to do stamping. Love it!

  5. Lovely card!
    A great way to create a beautiful image - thanks for the tutorial!

  6. Wow, love this. At first I thought the leaf was a rubber stamp, not the real thing. Simply gorgeous!

  7. LOve your technique and thank you for the instructions!


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